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Royals' prospect pays off parents' debt for Christmas (0:47)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As winter begins 12/21, Baseball-Reference.com shows only A.L. pitcher George Winter (Bos 1901-08 & Det ‘08) had that last name. 3 MLBers were named "Winters": Clarence (Bosox 1924), Jesse (Giants 1919-20 & Phils ‘21-23) & Matt (KC 1989).

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Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract

The Royals signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a split contract for next season on Tuesday, giving them yet another speedster to join what could be baseball's fastest roster next season.

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Rule 5 draft: Blue Jays take Royals RHP Luciano

Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players.

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Royals, OF Hamilton agree to 1-year deal

Billy Hamilton, who spent the first six years of his career with the Reds, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million with the Royals.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Royals churned through nine different center fielders in 2018, with nobody starting more than 31 games, so at the minimum Billy Hamilton should provide some stability to the position. He's unlikely to improve on the team's collective .246/.302/.357 batting line, but he'll provide plus defense and could become a potential trade chip as well in July.

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Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

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Royals sign Cuthbert, Flynn, Hahn

The Kansas City Royals signed infielder Cheslor Cuthbert, left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Jesse Hahn to one-year contracts for next season Thursday ahead of baseball's non-tender deadline.

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Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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56dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.9429th
Quality Starts6128th
Batting Average.24518th
On Base Percentage.30524th
Slugging Percentage.39224th