KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2018 Major League contracts with pitchers Heath Fillmyer, Brian Flynn, Sam Gaviglio, Jesse Hahn, Tim Hill, Jakob Junis, Brad Keller, Andres Machado, Kevin McCarthy, Burch Smith, Eric Stout and Kyle Zimmer; catcher Meibrys Viloria and infielders Samir Dueñez, Hunter Dozier and Whit Merrifield. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Of the players signed today, nine of them – Dozier, Flynn, Gaviglio, Hahn, Junis, Machado, McCarthy, Merrifield and Smith – have Major League service time.
The Royals have 11 players who remain unsigned for the 2018 season: pitchers Miguel Almonte, Trevor Oaks and Eric Skoglund; catcher Cam Gallagher; infielders Cheslor Cuthbert, Raúl Mondesi and Ramón Torres and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio, Billy Burns, Paulo Orlando and Bubba Starling.
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