On Friday afternoon, the KC Royals avoided arbitration with two relievers: a lefty and a righty. Friday was the deadline for arbitration figures to be exchanged.
The Royals signed left-handed reliever Tim Collins for $1.475 million, just a little less than the $1.5 million he was projected to receive.
Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman settled for $725,000, a little more than the $700,000 he was projected to receive.
If neither can learn to control their pitches, they will be earning that money in Triple-A Omaha. Or maybe be earning that money with another team.
The Royals still have seven arbitration-eligible players: Lorenzo Cain, Danny Duffy, Jarrod Dyson, Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland, Eric Hosmer, and Mike Moustakas. Those seven could cost the Royals ALOT of money.