Just as Kansas City Star writer Andy McCullough reported last night, the KC Royals and closer Greg Holland reached a settlement, thus avoiding arbitration.
Unfortunately, they only agreed to the one year deal worth $8.25 million for the 2015 season. He could also earn $100,000 in bonuses if he is traded.
Holland had asked for $9 million and MLB Trade Rumors projected him to get $9.3 million. Meanwhile, the Royals had originally offered $6.65 million.
Holland is widely considered to be the top closer in the American League and forms a three-headed monster with Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis. He will become a free agent following the 2016 season.
That leaves just one Royals player left to lock up: first baseman Eric Hosmer.