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ROYALS, OUTFIELDER JARROD DYSON AGREE TO TERMS FOR 2015

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Press Release Kansas City Royals:

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Jarrod Dyson for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration.  Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. 

Dyson, 30, set a career-high with 36 stolen bases last season, batting .269 with four doubles, four triples, a homer and 33 runs scored during the regular season.  His 36 steals tied for third in the American League, while his total was the highest by a Royal since Carlos Beltran swiped 41 bags during the 2003 season.  The five-year veteran enters the 2015 season tied for ninth in club history with 120 career thefts, matching U.L. Washington's (1977-84) total.

The signing of Dyson leaves the Royals with six unsigned arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland, first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

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