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Royals decline Hammel's mutual option

October 30, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- As expected, the Royals declined the mutual option of $12 million to renew right-hander Jason Hammel's contract, the club announced on Tuesday.The Royals will exercise the $2 million buyout on Hammel's deal, thus making him a free agent.Hammel, 36, posted a 12-27 record with a 5.59 ERA

KANSAS CITY -- As expected, the Royals declined the mutual option of $12 million to renew right-hander Jason Hammel's contract, the club announced on Tuesday.
The Royals will exercise the $2 million buyout on Hammel's deal, thus making him a free agent.
Hammel, 36, posted a 12-27 record with a 5.59 ERA with the Royals over two seasons.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.