Royals, Hayes Avoid Arbitration

The Royals announced that they've avoided arbitration with catcher Brett Hayes, agreeing to a one-year deal for 2013. Hayes, a TWC Sports client, will earn $600K in 2013, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports (on Twitter).

The Royals claimed Hayes off of waivers from the Marlins earlier this month. The 28-year-old appeared in 39 games for the Marlins in 2012 and hit .202/.229/.254 in 118 plate appearances. Luke Hochevar, Felipe Paulino and Chris Getz are the Royals' only remaining unsigned arbitration eligible players.

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