Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Royals have agreed to terms with Brain Bannister on a one-year, $1.7MM contract.
Bannister can earn another $25K if he reaches 200 innings or makes the All-Star team. The 27-year-old right-hander asked for $2MM when arbitration figures were due and the Royals countered with $1.45MM. It seems they've found a middle ground. Bannister went 9-16 last season with a 5.76 ERA.