Moylan back with Royals on Minor League deal

February 17th, 2017

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals agreed to a Minor League deal with right-hander , the club confirmed Friday. A source told MLB.com that Moylan will earn $1 million if he makes the Royals' 25-man roster. The club has not confirmed the value of the deal.

"We're very happy to have him back," manager Ned Yost said. "He is a guy who was very productive for us last year. I think he had 15 appearances in August alone last year.

"I know he was hoping to get a Major League deal, and when that didn't happen, we were glad to have him back. He fits in."

Moylan, 38, was 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 50 appearances for the Royals last season.

Moylan joins a crowded list of veteran relievers -- , , Al Alburquerque, Chris Withrow and Bobby Parnell -- along with several young arms, including and , vying for one or two final spots in the bullpen.