KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) — The Kansas City Royals are bringing back one of their big-name free agents.
A day after losing Lorenzo Cain, the club resigned shortstop Alcides Escobar, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. The deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million, however Olney did not say how long it was for.
Esky hit .250 for the Royals last year, knocking six home runs and driving home 54. In 2015, he won a Gold Glove and made the All-Star team.
On Thursday, Cain became the first of the high-profile Royals' players taken off the table when a 5-year, $80 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. Rumors also heated up around Eric Hosmer when the San Diego Padres suggested the team had either agreed to terms with free agent first-baseman or that a deal was imminent.
In addition to Hosmer, outfielder Melky Cabrera and third-baseman Mike Moustakas remain unsigned, as are pitchers Trevor Cahill, Peter Moylan, and Jason Vargas.