The Royals are getting their roster lined up and ready for 2011. They’ve added the depth they desired for the starting rotation, added speed and defense up the middle. All that’s left now, it seems, is working out arbitration eligible player contracts.
Robinson Tejeda and the Royals agreed to terms today ($1.55 million according to Bob Dutton), leaving just Kyle Davies and Billy Butler as the only arbitration eligible players without a deal in place for 2011. If Davies and Butler haven’t reached agreements by the end the day Monday the 17th, they’ll exchange salary figures with the Royals. If by February 1 the two sides haven’t agreed on a deal, it’ll be heard by a panel of arbiters. Since becoming GM, Dayton Moore has come to agreements with or extended contracts of every arbitration eligible Royal.
Tejeda has a 3.47 ERA and 125 ERA+ as a Royal over 174 innings pitched as both a starter and reliever.