KANSAS CITY, MO (February 3, 2015) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with third baseman Mike Moustakas for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Moustakas, 26, hit 15 home runs last season, while batting .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBI. He enjoyed a tremendous postseason, blasting a team-record five homers, including the go-ahead roundtripper in Game 1 of the American League Division Series in Anaheim. Moose hit safely in each of his first six playoff games and homered in the first two games of the ALCS at Baltimore's Camden Yards. He also made a memorable catch in Game 3 of the series, falling over the railing above the dugout suites at Kauffman Stadium to haul in a foul ball off the bat of Adam Jones.
The signing of Moustakas leaves the Royals with five unsigned arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland, first baseman Eric Hosmer and outfielder Lorenzo Cain.
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