Royals, Crow Agree To One Year Deal
Associated Press - January 31, 2014 9:37 pm
Corey Kluber put together another Cy Young-worthy performance before leaving with a sprained right ankle Friday night, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help the Cleveland Indians rout the Kansas City Royals 10-1 in the opener of their three-game series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have agreed to terms with reliever Aaron Crow on a $1.475 million, one year deal that leaves Greg Holland as their only unsigned arbitration eligible player.
The deal includes a $50,000 bonus if Crow is an All Star, which he was in 2011. Crow had asked for $1.7 million and the Royals offered the same $1.28 million he made last year.
Crow went 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA in 57 games last season. The former first round pick is 14-10 with a 3.19 ERA in his three year career.
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. Arbitration hearings begin this weekend and run through February 21.