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Royals and Jarrod Dyson settle, avoid arbitration

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Jarrod Dyson has avoided arbitration with the Royals by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million deal.

Dyson requested $1.6 million and the Royals countered at $900,000 following a season in which he hit .269 with 36 steals and a .651 OPS in 120 games as a part-timer.

Dyson figures to fill the same type of role for Kansas City in 2015, with his speed and outfield defense making him valuable in the right spots and his lack of offense keeping him from taking hold of a full-time gig.

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