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Royals Agree To Terms With Maxwell

Associated Press - January 22, 2014 3:38 am

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Outfielder Justin Maxwell and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a one year contract worth $1,325,000, leaving closer Greg Holland and reliever Aaron Crow as their only unsigned players in arbitration.

Maxwell gets a substantial raise from the $492,500 he made last year. He was asking for $1.7 million and the Royals had offered $1,075,000.

Kansas City previously agreed to one year contracts with first baseman Eric Hosmer, infielder Emilio Bonifacio, catcher Brett Hayes and relief pitchers Tim Collins and Luke Hochevar.

Holland, coming off his first All Star appearance, asked for $5.2 million and the Royals offered $4.1 million. He made $539,000 last year, when he was 2-1 with a 1.21 ERA and 47 saves.

Crow asked for $1.7 million. The Royals offered the same $1.28 million he made last year.

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