The latest out of the American League Central has the Royals doing a bit of housekeeping and signing non-arbitration eligible players as well as getting Alex Gordon signed for the season, some Yoenis Cespedes rumors around the Detroit Tigers, and the Twins and Indians making a few minor moves:
Royals reach agreements with 12 players - KansasCity.com
The Royals announced one-year agreements Friday with 12 players on their 40-man roster who lack the required service time to qualify for arbitration. That leaves 12 players still unsigned.
Tigers Rumors: Cespedes, Defense, Another Starter, 2nd Worst Signing of the Year - MLB Daily Dish
The Detroit Tigers would still like to add another starter, GM Dave Dombrowski doesn't deny involvement in pursuing Yoenis Cespedes and suggests that a defensive alignment is still possible even after ...
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Twins Claim Darin Mastroianni, DFA Esmerling Vasquez - MLB Daily Dish
The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Darin Mastroianni off waivers today. Mastroianni has spent his first five professional seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old hit .268/.353/.377 with 34 stolen bases in 123 games between Double-A and Triple-A this past year.
Kansas City Royals, Alex Gordon Agree to 1-Year, $4.8M Deal - MLB Daily Dish
The Kansas City Royals have signed left fielder Alex Gordon to a 1-year, $4.8 million deal, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. The deal had been rumored for a couple days now, and does not necessarily preclude the team from signing Gordon to a longer deal (though I think RoyalsFan has a right to be getting nervous about that actually happening)...
Royals, Alex Gordon Close to 1-Year Deal - MLB Daily Dish
The Kansas City Royals are close to signing Alex Gordon to a 1-Year deal and will avoid arbitration, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
AL Central Notes: Cespedes, Cabrera, Hafner, Glass Still Not Spending - MLB Daily Dish
Here's the latest on how Cespedes could end up with the Tigers, why the Tigers aren't as bad off with Cabrera at 3rd as you think, why Royals' owner GM missed a tremendous opportunity to improve his club ($$$), and an interesting take on Travis Hafner avoiding lefties at Let's Go Tribe...
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