Royals Agree to One-Year Deal with Brayan Pena

4 years 9 months 1 week ago January 16, 2012 Jan 16, 2012 Monday, January 16 2012 Monday, January 16, 2012 3:32:00 PM CST in Baseball
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Brayan Pena and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to terms on a $835,000 one-year deal.

Pena hit .248 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 72 games last season. He's expected to back up Salvador Perez, who hit .331 with three homers and 27 RBIs after getting called up late last season.

The Royals have six remaining players eligible for arbitration: pitchers Luke Hochever, Felipe Paulino and Jonathan Sanchez, infielder Chris Getz and outfielders Alex Gordon and Mitch Maier.

Teams and players eligible for arbitration exchange salary figures on Tuesday.


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