Royals agree to terms with Escobar, Giavotella on one-year contracts

SURPRISE, AZ  — The Kansas City Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2012 Major League contracts with infielders Alcides Escobar and Johnny Giavotella.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The Royals now have three unsigned players on the 40-man roster with zero to three years of service time: right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro; left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy and catcher Salvador Perez.

The Royals first full squad workout for the 2012 campaign will take place tomorrow afternoon in Surprise, Ariz.  The Spring Training opener is on Sunday, March 4 against the Texas Rangers at 1:05 p.m. CT.

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