The Royals have signed pitcher Josh Taylor to a $1.1 million deal, avoiding arbitration, based on MLB.com reporter Mark Feinsand. At this time is the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible gamers similar to Taylor. He was projected to earn about $1.3 million via arbitration based on MLB Commerce Rumors.
The Royals did non-tender Diego Hernandez, Austin Cox, Logan Porter and Josh Staumont. Cox, Porter and Staumont had already been designated for project. Diego Hernandez was a shock addition to the 40-man roster final winter, however hit simply .262/.324/.348 in 69 video games throughout Excessive-A and Double-A after coming back from a shoulder harm in spring coaching. Non-tendering the opposite non-arbitration eligible gamers helps get them off the 40-man roster with out having to clear waivers. The Royals wanted two extra 40-man roster spots after buying pitchers Kyle Wright and Nick Anderson from the Braves.
Taylor was acquired final winter from the Boston Purple Sox for shortstop Adalberto Mondesi. The left-hander appeared in simply 17 video games for the Royals and struck out 26 in 17 2/3 innings, however with an unpleasant 8.15 ERA. The 30-year outdated missed a lot of the season with left shoulder impingement.
The Royals haven’t introduced whether or not or not they tendered contracts to Kris Bubic, Carlos Hernández, Edward Olivares, and Brady Singer, however it’s protected to imagine they retained these gamers.