Royals sign Aviles, Escobar

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals on Sunday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with infielders Mike Aviles and Alcides Escobar.

Aviles batted .304 and drove in 32 runs last season for the Royals, while Escobar, who was acquired in December from Milwaukee in the Zack Greinke trade, hit .235 in 2010.

Kansas City also signed pitchers Henry Barrera, Kevin Pucetas, Kanekoa Texeira and Everett Teaford and catcher Lucas May to one-year deals.


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