THURSDAY, 3:31pm: ESPN’s Steve Phillips says it’s a one-year, $1.8MM deal plus incentives.
WEDNESDAY, 6:45pm: MLB.com’s Dick Kaegel learned from Dayton Moore that the Royals reached an agreement with Ramirez on a one-year deal.
5:29pm: According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals are close to signing lefty Horacio Ramirez. He pitched well for them this year before they shipped him to Chicago for minor league outfielder Paulo Orlando. The Royals would give Ramirez a chance to start.