Greinke and Teahen Ink One-Year Deals

Our Media Relations department just announced that all of the arbitration-eligible guys on the team are now under contract. Here’s the release…

Kansas City, MO (Feb. 7, 2008) – The Kansas City Royals have signed right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke and outfielder Mark Teahen to one-year contracts for the 2008 season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. With the signings, all of the Royals arbitration-eligible players are now under contract for 2008.

Greinke, 24, went 7-7 with a 3.69 ERA in 52 appearances, including 14 starts, in 2007. His 2.42 ERA following the All-Star break was third-best among all Major League pitchers with a minimum of 50 innings pitched.

Teahen, 26, hit .285 with 31 doubles, eight triples, seven homers, 60 RBI and 78 runs scored in 2007. The left-handed hitter made a successful transition from third base to the outfield, equaling Jermaine Dye’s franchise record with 17 outfield assists.

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