The Royals agreed to contracts with first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and right-hander Luis Mendoza on Saturday, two days before pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training.
The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract with left-hander Bruce Chen on Wednesday, solidifying their starting rotation heading into next season, a person faimiliar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez on Monday, upgrading their rotation and clearing the way for hotshot prospect Lorenzo Cain to get a chance in center field.
Justin Verlander made an impressive bid to become the second pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters before allowing an RBI triple to Kansas City's Melky Cabrera in the sixth inning of Detroit's 3-1 win Friday night.
Melky Cabrera's RBI single scored Chris Getz from second in the 12th inning Tuesday night, lifting Kansas City past the White Sox 7-6 and giving the Royals their fourth straight win in their final at-bat.