The Kansas City Royals locked up two of their corner infielders for their 2012 campaign as they have signed Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas to one-year deals on Saturday, per a report from Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
Hosmer and Moustakas will start the season as starters for Ned Yost's baseball club. Hosmer was in the running for AL Rookie of the Year honors last year as he finished with a .293 average with 19 home runs and 78 RBI's in 128 games played. Hosmer finished 3rd in the AL's top rookie honor voting behind Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels and winner Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Moustakas was the 2nd overall selection by the Royals in the 2007 MLB draft and had his contract purchased on June 9, 2011. Moustakas finished his 2011 season with five homers and 30 RBIs in 89 games played.
The Royals were also successful in signing center fielder Lorenzo Cain and right-handed pitcher Luis Mendoza to one-year deals as well. Cain is projected to start this season while Mendoza will fight for a spot in the rotation.