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Royals Sign Alcides Escobar, Johnny Giavotella To One-Year Deals

According to Bob Dutton, The Kansas City Star's Royals beat writer, the Royals have agreed to one-year deals with shortstop Alcides Escobar and second baseman Johnny Giavotella. Escobar was signed for $519,500 and Giavotella signed for $483,600.

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#Royals reach one-year deals with SS Alcides Escobar ($519,500) and 2B Johnny Giavotella ($483,600). 1 hour ago via Mobile Web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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Escobar is coming off a year in which played in 158 games, had a batting average of .254, had 129 hits and scored 69 runs. Giavotella played in 46 games last season, had a batting average of .247, had 44 hits and scored 20 runs.

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