Jarrod Dyson Finalizes $1.5M Deal With Royals!
Outfielder Jarrod Dyson returned to the Kansas City Royals, finalizing a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Continue on…
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CelebnSports247.com reports that Jarrod Dyson, 36, who helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series, can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $50,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, and 550.
Four years after the Royals traded Dyson to the Mariners, and six years after he won a World Series championship with Kansas City Royals, the veteran outfielder is back with the club that drafted him in the 50th round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
Dyson said Saturday morning in an introductory press conference:
I’m glad to be back home. I just feel great. This is where my career started, and there’s not a better place I’d rather be. The ownership and all that, they’ve always been great to me. … In my head, I always felt like there’d be a time I’d get back. When the time is right, I’d definitely be back. And I’m here.
He stole 176 bases, sixth in team history and two behind Frank White.
Dyson helped the Royals win the 2014 AL pennant and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth and final game of the 2015 World Series at the New York Mets.
Jarrod has 256 stolen bases, including a career-high 36 in 2014. The left-handed hitter has a .246 career average with 21 homers and 175 RBIs.