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Royals agree with reliever Will Smith on $5 million deal for 2024, AP source says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Left-handed reliever Will Smith, who has won World Series rings the past three seasons with three different organizations, has agreed to a $5 million contract with the Royals, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Smith can also make a certain amount of performance bonuses, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal for the 2024 season was pending a physical.

Smith began his big league career as a starter in Kansas City, then transition to the bullpen, where he has had the majority of his success. He has pitched for five other clubs, going to the All-Star Game with the Giants in 2019 and then winning the World Series in 2021 with the Braves, the following year with the Astros and this past season with the Rangers.

AVG: B. Witt Jr..276
HR: B. Witt Jr.30
RBI: B. Witt Jr.96
SB: B. Witt Jr.49
W: B. Singer8
ERA: J. Lyles6.28
Saves: C. Hernández4
K: B. Singer133
AL Central
X-Minnesota 8775.537-
Detroit 7884.4819
Cleveland 7686.46911
Chi White Sox 61101.37726
Kansas City 56106.34631
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (19)
Runs: 676 (23)
Hits: 1325 (21)
Home Runs: 163 (26)
Stolen Bases: 163 (3)
OBP: .303 (28)
SLG: .398 (21)
Total Bases: 2158 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.17 (28)
Runs Allowed: 859 (28)
Saves: 28 (30)
Strikeouts: 1270 (27)
OpBA: .262 (26)
OBP: .336 (23)
SLG: .442 (25)
Run Support: 4.32 (23)
Date Player Transactions
12/10 W. Smith Signed as Free Agent ( 2024)(one-year contract)
12/7 M. Brosseau Signed to a Minor League Contract
12/7 T. Duffey Signed to a Minor League Contract
12/7 S. Long Signed to a Minor League Contract
12/6 D. Altavilla Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Date Player Status
10/7 K. Wright Right shoulder strain (60-day IL)
9/19 B. Keller Thoracic outlet syndrome (15-day IL)
9/19 B. Singer Left lower lumbar strain (15-day IL)
9/18 S. Perez Concussion (7-day IL)
9/9 A. Cox Sprained ACL, left knee (60-day IL)
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