Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
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Royals OF Jarrod Dyson agrees to $1.225M salary for 2015
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a $1.225 million salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He will also receive a $25,000 bonus for 350 plate appearances.

Dyson is in his first year of arbitration. He hit .269 with one home run, 24 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 120 games in 2014.

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Royals invite C J.C. Boscan to spring training
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Royals signed catcher J.C. Boscan to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to multiple reports. Boscan, 35, spent 2014 with the Dodgers' organization, batting .259 with a homer and seven RBI in 52 games for Double-A Chattanooga.

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Athletics' Billy Butler would welcome return to Royals
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler said he would love to return to the Royals later in his career, according to the Kansas City Star.

After spending the first eight seasons of his career in Kansas City, Butler signed a three-year deal with Oakland during the offseason. Though he left the Royals, Butler said there is no hard feelings. "It’s disappointing, but you understand that the game’s a business and I didn’t leave on bad terms," Butler said. "I’d be more than happy to come back. That’s home for me. I’ll always be forever tied to the Royals organization and the community there."

The 28-year-old hit .271/.323/.379 over 549 at-bats last year.

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Royals' Moore: Alex Rios capable of hitting 40 doubles at Kauffman
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals general manager Dayton Moore told MLB Network Radio on Thursday that he feels Kauffman Stadium will be great for outfielder Alex Rios, who was signed to a one-year deal in the offseason.

"We tried to acquire Torii Hunter. When that fell through, with Alex Rios, we felt he fit our ballpark and style of play," Moore said. "He is capable of hitting 40 doubles."

Rios has hit .271 with a .335 on-base percentage, .429 slugging percentage, .763 OPS, three triples, five home runs, 12 doubles and 15 RBI in 53 career games at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals GM Moore: It's doubtful we bring back James Shields
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals general manager Dayton Moore is well aware that starting pitcher James Shields remains unsigned, according to MLB Network Radio.

"I can't say it hasn't crossed my mind [to try and bring him back]," Moore said Thursday. "Right now with Edinson Volquez, we feel rotation will be solid. 

"At this point in time, though, it's doubtful we bring back James."

Shields spent the last two seasons with the Royals. He went 27-17 with a 3.18 ERA in 68 starts for Kansas City. Shields is reportedly looking for a five-year, $125 million contract.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGNorichika Aoki , RF.285
HRAlex Gordon , LF19
RBIAlex Gordon , LF74
OBPAlex Gordon , LF.351
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.432
RAlex Gordon , LF87
SBJarrod Dyson , CF36
WJames Shields , SP14
ERAYordano Ventura , SP3.20
WHIPJames Shields , SP1.18
KJames Shields , SP180
SVGreg Holland , RP46
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