Royals announce agreements with seven players for 2023 season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Royals announced that the organization had come to an agreement with seven players for the 2023 season, avoiding arbitration with all but one arbitration-eligible player.
Among those who came to an agreement were right-handed pitchers Scott Barlow, Taylor Clarke, Brad Keller and Josh Staumont. Left-handed pitchers Kris Bubic and Amir Garrett also agreed to 2023 contracts.
Infielder Nicky Lopez, who batted .227 during the 2022 season, also agreed to terms on a deal for the upcoming season.
The lone arbitration-eligible player who did not come to terms on an agreement with the organization was right-handed pitcher Brady Singer. He and the Royals will move toward a hearing next month that will determine his 2023 salary. MLB.com reported that Singer filed for a $3.325 million salary in 2023, while the Royals reportedly countered with $2.95 million.
Friday was the day that arbitration-eligible players must exchange salary numbers with teams, unless they agree to terms on a deal.
MLB.com reported these salary terms for the seven agreements:
- Bubic (first-year): $2.2 million
- Clarke (first-year): $1.15 million
- Staumont (first-year): $1.025 million
- Lopez (second-year): $3.7 million
- Barlow (second-year): $5.3 million
- Garrett (second-year): $2.65 million
- Keller (third-year): $5.775 million
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