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Source: Ankiel, Royals agree to deal

Updated: January 22, 2010, 12:00 PM ET
ESPN.com

Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel has reached agreement with the Kansas City Royals on a one-year contract worth $2.75 million with a $500,000 buyout, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Tim Kurkjian on Friday.

The 30-year-old Ankiel will undergo a physical Monday, the source said.

Ankiel is expected to play center field for Kansas City, David DeJesus is expected to play right and recently signed Scott Podsednik left, the source said, while Jose Guillen is expected to get most ...

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