Royals agree with 10 players on 1-year contracts

Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain watches as Alex Gordon, rear, catches up with a fly ball in batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain watches as Alex Gordon, rear, catches up with a fly ball in batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Royals have agreed to terms with 10 players not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts, including outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson.

Kansas City also agreed Thursday to deals with left-handers Francisley Bueno, Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph and John Lamb; right-handers Yordano Ventura and Michael Mariot; and infielders Pedro Ciriaco and Christian Colon.

The flurry of agreements leaves just three players unsigned for the 2014 season: left-hander Danny Duffy, infielder Johnny Giavotella and outfielder Carlos Peguero.

If deals can’t be reached with pre-arbitration players, contracts can be renewed at the club’s discretion provided they meet a series of salary criteria.

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