Royals, Dyson avoid arbitration

According to Jon Heyman, the KC Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration on Tuesday afternoon.

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Dyson will receive $1.225 million in 2015, along with $25,000 when he reaches 350 plate appearances.

That amount is just under the midpoint of the two asking prices. Dyson was asking for $1.6 million, while the Royals were offering $900,000. MLB Trade Rumors predicted he would get $1.3 million.

Dyson has NEVER reached 350 plate appearances in the Major Leagues, 330 was his previous high (2012). He only reached 350 plate appearances twice in the minors: 358 total in 2009 between Burlington and NW Arkansas and 369 PA in 2011 with Omaha.

With the offseason signing of Alex Rios and Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain cemented into the left and center field spots respectively, Dyson should see most of his playing time off the bench. It will be tough for him to get the extra money, unless an injury to one of the starters occurs.

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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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