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Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal, avoid arbitration
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Moustakas, Royals agree to $2.64 million deal, avoid arbitration

Published Feb. 3, 2015 4:03 p.m. ET

 

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.

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Five Royals remain in arbitration: pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland; first baseman Eric Hosmer; and outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

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