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The Royals announced that the club has agreed to one-year Major League contracts for the 2010 season with third baseman Alex Gordon and right-handed pitcher Robinson Tejeda, avoiding arbitration with both. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. With the agreements, the Royals do not have any remaining arbitration-eligible players unsigned for 2010. In addition, the club has requested Unconditional Release Waivers on infielder Luis Hernandez, who was designated for assignment on January 9.
Gordon, 25, struggled with a hip injury in 2009, officially missing 79 games on the Disabled List. The Royals’ first-round selection from 2005 batted .232 for the club with six home runs and 22 RBI in 49 games, also making rehab stops in Surprise, Northwest Arkansas and Omaha.
The 27-year old Tejeda was 4-2 for Kansas City with a 3.54 ERA in 35 games, including six starts. The 6-foot-3 right-hander’s six starts all came in September, as he went 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA in the season’s final month. The Bani, Dominican Republic native posted 10.63 strikeouts per nine innings and held the opposition to a .167 batting average, the third-lowest in baseball among pitchers with at least 70.0 innings.
Royals bench coach John Gibbons celebrated his 47th birthday on June 8. Fellow Texan and former First Lady Barbara Bush turned 84 on June 8. Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Ol’ Blue Eyes and the voice behind “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” celebrated her 69th birthday.
Royals Radio Network engineer Don Free will celebrate his birthday in multiple states on Thursday. His birthday starts in Texas as the Royals play an afternoon game in Houston. The Royals will fly to Pittsburgh Thursday evening to begin a series on Friday. Jimmie Walker, who played J.J. on “Good Times,” will turn 62. As J.J would say, that’s Dy-no-mite!
The Royals have placed shortstop Tony Pena, Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hamate. Shortstop Luis Hernandez has been selected from the Omaha roster. Hernandez was batting .292 with 13 RBI at Omaha. He played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and 2008, batting a combined .264 over 66 games.