Hosmer, Moustakas, Cain among 12 signings
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Twelve players, including first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and relievers Greg Holland and Tim Collins, have agreed to 2013 contracts with the Royals.
Holland signed for $539,500, Collins for $534,500, Hosmer for $528,250 and Moustakas for $524,500.
The others were infielders Elliot Johnson, $520,500, and Johnny Giavotella, $494,000; outfielders Lorenzo Cain, $503,175, and David Lough, $491,625; and pitchers Kelvin Herrera, $508,175; Danny Duffy, $505,125; Will Smith, $496,500, and John Lamb, $490,000.
The minimum salary is $490,000.
That takes the Royals down to five unsigned players on the 40-man roster, all pitchers: Francisley Bueno, Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso.