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Wellemeyer, Royals agree to one-year, $635K deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer and the
Kansas City Royals agreed Tuesday to a $635,000, one-year contract.

The 28-year-old right-hander made $347,500 last year and had
asked for $740,000 in arbitration. The Royals had offered $565,000.

He joined the Royals in the middle of last season after the
Florida Marlins placed him on waivers. He went 1-2 with a
team-leading 3.63 ERA in 28 relief appearances for Kansas City,
allowing just 48 hits in 57.0 innings.

Kansas City also agreed to a minor league contract with
right-hander Jason Standridge and invited him to spring training.
Standridge has played for Tampa Bay, Texas and Cincinnati,
splitting last season between the Reds and Triple-A Louisville.