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Gobble agrees to $1.35M, 1-year deal with Royals

Updated: January 19, 2009, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Jimmy Gobble agreed Monday to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, a slight raise from the $1,312,500 he earned last year.

Gobble was 0-2 with an 8.81 ERA and one save in 39 relief appearances for Kansas City last season. After giving up 10 runs in one inning against Detroit on July 21, he went on the disabled list until Sept. 2 because of a stiff lower back. When he returned, he didn't allow a run in his final eight appearances ...

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