Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Royals and INF Esteban German agree to $1 million contract, avoiding arbitration
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Reserve infielder Esteban German and the
Kansas City Royals avoided an arbitration hearing, agreeing
Wednesday on a $1 million, one-year contract.
German batted .264 with four home runs, 37 RBIs and 11 stolen
bases in 348 at-bats last season. He is a career .286 hitter in 277
major league games with Oakland, Texas and Kansas City.
German asked for $1.2 million in arbitration and the Royals
offered $837,500. Right-hander Zack Greinke and outfielder Mark
Teahen are the only Royals players still in arbitration.