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Royals could compete or collapse after core hit free agency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) This was supposed to be the season that the Kansas City Royals, after spending the last half decade in contention, were finally forced to rebuild as their core group of players hit free agency.

Turns out half of them came back.

With the market soft across the board, the Royals were able to bring back shortstop Alcides Escobar and third baseman Mike Moustakas on club-friendly, short-term deals. So while first baseman Eric Hosmer signed a seven-figure contract with the Padres and outfielder Lorenzo Cain struck it big with the Brewers, the Royals still have enough pieces that they could compete into the summer.

AVG: E. Hosmer.318
HR: M. Moustakas38
RBI: E. Hosmer94
SB: W. Merrifield34
W: J. Vargas18
ERA: J. Vargas4.16
Saves: K. Herrera26
K: J. Hammel145
AL Central
Chi White Sox 00.000-
Cleveland 00.000-
Detroit 00.000-
Kansas City 00.000-
Minnesota 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (10)
Runs: 702 (24)
Hits: 1436 (11)
Home Runs: 193 (20)
Stolen Bases: 91 (10)
OBP: .311 (28)
SLG: .420 (21)
Total Bases: 2323 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.61 (20)
Runs Allowed: 791 (20)
Saves: 39 (14)
Strikeouts: 1216 (24)
OpBA: .265 (24)
OBP: .331 (18)
SLG: .434 (16)
Run Support: 4.39 (24)
Date Player Transactions
3/19 C. Buchholz Signed to a Minor League Contract
3/19 S. Gaviglio Designated for Assignment
3/19 J. Grimm Signed as Free Agent ( 2018)(one-year contract)
3/18 M. Almonte Sent to Minors
3/18 R. Torres Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/6 J. Hahn Sprained right UCL (on 60-day DL)
8/29 B. Flynn off 60-day DL
8/26 B. Starling off 60-day DL
8/23 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
8/23 K. Herrera Forearm (day-to-day)
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