Moylan back with Royals on Minor League deal

Moylan back with Royals on Minor League deal

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals agreed to a Minor League deal with right-hander Peter Moylan, the club confirmed Friday. A source told MLB.com that Moylan will earn $1 million if he makes the Royals' 25-man roster. The club has not confirmed the value of the deal.

"We're very happy to have him back," manager Ned Yost said. "He is a guy who was very productive for us last year. I think he had 15 appearances in August alone last year.

"I know he was hoping to get a Major League deal, and when that didn't happen, we were glad to have him back. He fits in."

Moylan, 38, was 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 50 appearances for the Royals last season.

Moylan joins a crowded list of veteran relievers -- Jonathan Sanchez, Brandon League, Al Alburquerque, Chris Withrow and Bobby Parnell -- along with several young arms, including Josh Staumont and Kyle Zimmer, vying for one or two final spots in the bullpen.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.