Royals avoid arbitration with Collins, Coleman

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.

Royals right reliever Louis Coleman warming up in the Baltimore bullpen on April 26, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals right reliever Louis Coleman warming up in the Baltimore bullpen on April 26, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

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.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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