Royals agree to terms with 14 players on 2021 contracts

January 21st, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 21, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2021 Major League contracts with pitchers Scott Barlow, Scott Blewett, Kris Bubic, Carlos Hernández, Jake Newberry, Angel Zerpa and Tyler Zuber; catcher Sebastian Rivero; infielders Kelvin Gutierrez, Nicky Lopez and Ryan O’Hearn and outfielders Nick Heath, Khalil Lee and Edward Olivares. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Of the players signed today, 11 of them – Barlow, Blewett, Bubic, Gutierrez, Heath, Hernández, Lopez, Newberry, O’Hearn, Olivares and Zuber – have Major League service time. 

The Royals have 10 players who remain unsigned for the 2021 season.