Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal, avoid arbitration
Third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $2.64 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus under Tuesday's deal if he has 550 or more plate appearances.
The 26-year-old hit .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBIs last year, when he made $549,000. He had asked for $3.1 million in arbitration and had been offered $1.85 million.
Five Royals remain in arbitration: pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland; first baseman Eric Hosmer; and outfielder Lorenzo Cain.