Royals and INF Esteban German agree to $1 million contract, avoiding arbitration
Updated: January 30, 2008, 5:55 PM ETAssociated Press
German batted .264 with four home runs, 37 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 348 at-bats last season. He is a career .286 hitter in 277 major league games with Oakland, Texas and Kansas City.
German asked for $1.2 million in arbitration and the Royals offered $837,500. Right-hander Zack Greinke and outfielder Mark Teahen are the only Royals players still in arbitration.
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