Sweetest. Picture. Ever.
Todd Wellemeyer and the Kansas City Royals agreed Tuesday to a $635,000, one-year contract. The right-handed pitcher made $347,500 last year and had asked for $740,000 in arbitration while the Royals had offered $565,000.
Wellemeyer, 28, joined the Royals bullpen midway through last season after the Florida Marlins placed him on waivers. He went 1-2 with a team-best 3.63 ERA in 28 relief appearances for Kansas City, allowing just 48 hits in 57 innings pitched.
KC also agreed to a minor league contract with righty reliever Jason Standridge with an invite to spring training. Standridge has played for Tampa Bay, Texas and Cincinnati, spending the last half of the season with AAA Louisville. Standridge, 29, is a career 3-8 over 119 innings with a 5.64 ERA.
Source: Kansas City Star