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Royals sign catcher Drew Butera to $3.2M, 2-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals signed veteran catcher Drew Butera to a $3.8 million, two-year contract Friday, keeping him as the primary backup to four-time All-Star Salvador Perez.

Butera will make $1.5 million this season and $2.3 million next season.

The 33-year-old Butera appeared in 56 games last season, setting career-bests with a .285 average, four homers and a .480 slugging percentage. He was at his best down the stretch, when the Royals were out of the playoff hunt, hitting .355 in the final 12 games of September and October.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Cuthbert.274
HR: E. Hosmer25
RBI: E. Hosmer104
SB: J. Dyson30
W: D. Duffy12
ERA: D. Duffy3.51
Saves: W. Davis27
K: D. Duffy188
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9467.584-
Detroit 8675.5348
Kansas City 8181.50013.5
Chi White Sox 7884.48116.5
Minnesota 59103.36435.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .261 (7)
Runs: 675 (23)
Hits: 1450 (6)
Home Runs: 147 (27)
Stolen Bases: 121 (6)
OBP: .312 (26)
SLG: .400 (24)
Total Bases: 2221 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.21 (17)
Runs Allowed: 712 (13)
Saves: 41 (20)
Strikeouts: 1287 (17)
OpBA: .259 (19)
OBP: .327 (18)
SLG: .423 (18)
Run Support: 4.22 (24)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/28 T. Cruz Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
11/23 T. Cruz Released
11/18 D. Butera Signed as Free Agent ( 2017-2018)(two-year contract)
11/18 T. Collins Declared Free Agency
11/18 T. Cruz Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/31 C. Wang off 15-day DL
7/28 W. Davis off 15-day DL
7/25 L. Hochevar off 60-day DL
7/1 W. Davis off 15-day DL
6/29 L. Cain off 15-day DL
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