Royals agree to terms with Collins on 1-yr deal

The Royals and left-hander Tim Collins have agreed to terms on a

contract for this season, leaving 11 unsigned players on their

40-man roster.

The unsigned players have fewer than three years of service

time, which means their contracts can be set at the club’s


The deal with the 22-year-old Collins was announced Friday,

three days before pitchers and catchers are due to report to the

team’s spring training facility in Surprise, Ariz.

Collins was 4-4 with a 3.63 ERA in 68 relief appearances during

his rookie season.

The remaining unsigned players are right-handers Louis Coleman,

Greg Holland, Vin Mazzaro and Luis Mendoza; left-hander Danny

Duffy; infielders Alcides Escobar, Johnny Giavotella, Eric Hosmer

and Mike Moustakas; catcher Salvador Perez and outfielder Lorenzo


Kansas City begins full-squad workouts on Feb. 25.