Pair of pitchers reach one-year deals

Updated: December 13, 2009, 1:49 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals reached one-year deals with right-handers Brian Bannister and Kyle Davies on Saturday and decided against offering a contract to catcher John Buck, making him a free agent.

Right-hander Roman Colon also avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with Kansas City.

Bannister, 28, went 7-12 with a 4.73 ERA in 26 starts last season. The son of former major league pitcher Floyd Bannister won 12 games in 2007. Davies, 26, was 8-9 with a 5.27 ERA in ...

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