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
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.