Roy­als ink Ham­mel

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Kansas City Roy­als and right-han­der Jason Ham­mel have agreed to a $16-mil­lion, two-year con­tract, a per­son with di­rect knowl­edge of the ne­go­ti­a­tions told The Associated Press. The 34-year-old Ham­mel went 15-10 with a 3.83 ERA for the World Se­ries cham­pion Chicago Cubs last sea­son and likely will slot into the Kansas City ro­ta­tion be­hind Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy. Kansas City was look­ing for another starter late in the off-sea­son after righthander Yor­dano Ven­tura was killed in a car ac­ci­dent in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic. Ham­mel was con­sid­ered the best arm still avail­able on the free-agent mar­ket.

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