Royals agree to terms with Hosmer, Moustakas



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have agreed to contracts with first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and right-hander Luis Mendoza.

The team announced the deals in a statement Saturday, two days before pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training in Surprise, Ariz.

The first full-squad workout is Feb. 25.

All four players have fewer than three years of service time, which means their contracts could be set at the club’s discretion.

The remaining unsigned players on the Royals’ 40-man roster are right-handers Louis Coleman, Greg Holland and Vin Mazzaro, left-hander Danny Duffy, catcher Salvador Perez and infielders Alcides Escobar and Johnny Giavotella.