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Royals Agree to Terms with Pitcher Anthony Lerew and Infielder Mike Aviles

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SURPRISE, Az. – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2010 Major League contracts with right-handed pitcher Anthony Lerew and infielder Mike Aviles.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. 

Lerew, 27, made three appearances, including two starts, for the Royals down the stretch in 2009, going 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA.  The 6-foot-4 right-hander emerged as the staff ace for Northwest Arkansas (AA) last season after the Royals signed him to a minor league contract on March 20, 2009. 

The 29-year old Aviles, the Royals' Player of the Year in 2008, missed a majority of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.  He appeared in just 36 games in 2009 after batting .325 in 2008 when he was named to the Topps Company Rookie All-Star Team.  Aviles was Kansas City's seventh-round pick in 2003.

The deals with Lerew and Aviles leave the Royals with six remaining unsigned players in camp: Billy Butler, Alberto Callaspo, Chris Getz, Luke Hochevar, Brayan Pena and Carlos Rosa.

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