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Royals sign Chris Getz to one-year deal, avoiding arbitration

The Royals and second baseman Chris Getz agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.

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The Kansas City Royals and second baseman Chris Getz were able to avoid arbitration and come to an agreement on a contract. Getz signed a one-year contract worth $1.05 million, that is a slight uptick from his 2012 deal that was worth $967,500. Getz'a new deal also gives him a chance to earn an additional $150,000 in incentives.

Getz wanted to be back in Kansas City, and is glad that a deal could be worked out:

"My scenario wasn't very complicated," Getz said. "Obviously, this is the place I wanted to be and was willing to make it work. They were as well. I'm extremely happy to be back.

"I'm looking forward to coming to spring training prepared to help a team that is making some positive moves."

Getz is hoping to stay healthy this year, because he landed on the disabled list three times with bruised ribs, a lower leg strain and a broken thumb. He was in Kansas City over the past weekend and is expected to be completely healthy for the start of spring training.