Royals Avoid Arbitration, Sign Jonathan Sanchez, Luke Hochevar, Felipe Paulino, Mitch Maier To One-Year Deals

Kansas City avoided arbitration with reserves Brayan Pena and Chris Getz as both agreed to one-year contracts with the Royals on Monday afternoon.

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Kansas City Royals, Alex Gordon Go To Arbitration

Unable to come to an agreement on a contract, the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon have gone to arbitration as there is a $1.3 million difference between the two sides.

alex gordon filed at $5.45M, royals $4.15M 29 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Gordon is coming off a season in which he had 185 hits, 23 homeruns and a .303 batting average. He also led the league in assists in 2011 and won his first American League Gold Glove.

For more updates on the Royals and Gordon, check out Royals Review.

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Royals Avoid Arbitration, Sign Jonathan Sanchez, Luke Hochevar, Felipe Paulino, Mitch Maier To One-Year Deals

The Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration with another group of eligible players on Tuesday, as they signed a trio of young pitchers to one-year contracts.

According to Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, 2011's opening-day starter for the Royals Luke Hochevar signed to a deal that will bring him $3.51 million in the coming year. Jonathan Sanchez, who came to the Royals in the early offseason in a trade that sent Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants, will make $5.6 million in 2012, with another $200,000 in assorted performance bonuses. PItcher Felipe Paulino will earn $1.9 million.

The deals will allow the Royals to free up a bit more money in the coming year, with the Sanchez deal being worth less than the deal that Cabrera signed with the Giants to avoid arbitration on Tuesday, which was reportedly worth $6 million.

Veteran outfielder Mitch Maier will also return in 2012, agreeing to a contract worth $865,000. Maier will earn an additional $10,000 if he makes at least 100 plate appearances.

For all news and information regarding the Kansas City Royals, please visit Royals Review.

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Kansas City Royals Avoid Arbitration As They Re-Sign Brayan Pena And Chris Getz

Kansas City avoided arbitration with reserves Brayan Pena and Chris Getz as both agreed to one-year contracts with the Royals on Monday afternoon.

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