The Royals agreed to terms with their final arbitration-eligible player Thursday, when they and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed to a two-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth a combined $14.3 million, with Moustakas set to earn $5.6 million in 2016 and $8.7 million in '17.
Kansas City continued its streak of avoiding arbitration hearings during Dayton Moore's tenure as general manager. The Royals have now gone 10 consecutive seasons settling all cases before a hearing.
Moustakas, 27, is coming off his first career All-Star appearance last season after batting .284/.348/.470 with 22 home runs, all career highs.
Moustakas started all 16 Royals postseason games during the team's run to the World Series championship, and he hit .215 with a double, a homer and eight RBIs.
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