Royals relievers Coleman, Collins avoid arbitration
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Relief pitchers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins agreed to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, allowing both of them to avoid arbitration.
Collins agreed at $1,475,000 and Coleman at $725,000.
The 25-year-old Collins, a left-hander, had a 3.86 ERA in 22 appearances with the Royals and earned $1.362,500. He made four appearances in the postseason, including three during the World Series.
Coleman, a 28-year-old right-hander, had a 5.56 ERA in 31 appearances with the Royals and earned $537,000. He has pitched parts of the past four seasons in Kansas City.
Kansas City still has seven players in arbitration without deals: pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland; first baseman Eric Hosmer; third baseman Mike Moustakas; and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson.