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Report: Royals, Mike Moustakas have discussed a two-year deal

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Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas stretches at batting practice before Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


According to’s Jeffrey Flanagan, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas told him that his representatives and the Royals have discussed a two-year deal which would buy out his remaining years of arbitration eligibility.

Moustakas earned $2.64 million last season in his first year of eligibility. He filed for $7 million while the Royals countered at $4.2 million.

During the 2015 campaign, the 27-year-old hit .284/.348/.470 with 22 home runs and 82 RBI across 614 plate appearances. Considering Moustakas had posted an OPS only as high as .708, 2015 was a breakout year for the Royals’ first round pick (second overall) in the 2007 draft.

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