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Kansas City Royals Sign Hunter Dozier to 4 Year $25 Million Contract

Introduction

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with their third baseman, Hunter Dozier, on a four – year contract extension valued at $25 million. This new deal includes a fifth – year option for $10 million as well as a number of various incentives in the form of bonuses and escalators that could max out the agreement at $49 million over the course of next five years.

Dozier will average approximately $6,250,000 for the upcoming 4 seasons. The 29 – year – old is now scheduled to become a free agent prior to the 2026 season of Major League Baseball if the fifth – year option is exercised. The Kansas City Royals made a wise decision to lock up this third baseman for the upcoming several years as they now find themselves in a very competitive MLB division of the American League Central.

Last 2 Season with the Kansas City Royals

After testing positive for COVID – 19 last year Dozier missed the start of last season as he made his 2020 MLB season debut on August 9th, 2020. Over the course of the 44 games that Hunter participated in last year he batted .288 / .344 / .392 to go along with 12 runs batted in (RBI’s) and 6 home runs.

Throughout the duration of the 2019 MLB season Dozier had quite a breakthrough year with the Kansas City Royals. He was tied for the American League lead in triples with 10 as well as slugging 26 home runs and driving in 84 RBI’s. Hunter looks forward to being a core part of the Kansas City Royals line up for the next 4 to 5 years as the Royals look to improve to compete for an American League Central division title.

Other Recent Acquisitions for the Royals

The Kansas City Royals front office has been busy this Major League Baseball offseason. They acquired outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Boston Red Sox in a trade. The Kansas City Royals also signed the 2019 MLB All – Star veteran first baseman and designated hitter, Carlos Santana, to a 2 – year contract worth $17.5 million. The Kansas City Royals are looking to get back to their winning ways ever since making back-to-back trips to the World Series (2014, 2015) and winning the 2015 MLB World Series.

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Intertops sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Sunday, February 28th, 2021.

Team                                                               Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                                     +350
New York Yankees                                          +550
San Diego Padres                                           +850
Chicago White Sox                                          +900
Atlanta Braves                                                +1000
New York Mets                                               +1000
Minnesota Twins                                            +1400
Oakland Athletics                                           +1800
Toronto Blue Jays                                           +1800
Houston Astros                                               +1800
Tampa Bay Rays                                            +1800
St. Louis Cardinals                                         +2500
Cincinnati Reds                                              +3000
Washington Nationals                                     +3000
Cleveland Indians                                           +3300
Chicago Cubs                                                 +3500
Philadelphia Phillies                                        +3500
Los Angeles Angels                                         +4000
Milwaukee Brewers                                         +4000
Boston Red Sox                                               +5000
Miami Marlins                                                   +5500
Arizona Diamondbacks                                    +8000
Seattle Mariners                                               +8000
Detroit Tigers                                                  +10000
Kansas City Royals                                        +10000
Texas Rangers                                                +10000
San Francisco Giants                                      +10000
Colorado Rockies                                           +12500
Baltimore Orioles                                            +12500
Pittsburgh Pirates                                           +20000

 

Sources:

“Sources: Kansas City Royals, 3B Hunter Dozier agree on 4-year, $25M extension”, Jeff Passan, espn.com, February 28, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, February 28, 2021.

“Hunter Dozier”, spotrac.com, February 28, 2021.


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