ROYALS SIGN WILY PERALTA

 

THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THEY HAVE SIGNED RIGHT HANDED PITCHER WILY PERALTA TO A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WORTH $1,525,000, AND INCLUDES A CLUB OPTION FOR 2019.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD PERALTA GETS A $1.5 MILLION SALARY NEXT YEAR AND THE CHANCE TO EARN $1.25 MILLION IN PERFORMANCE BONUSES. THE OPTION IS FOR $3 MILLION WITH A $25,000 BUYOUT. IF THE ROYALS DECLINE THE OPTION, HE WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR SALARY ARBITRATION.

PERALTA WENT 5-4 WITH A 7.85 ERA IN 19 APPEARANCES FOR MILWAUKEE IN 2017 AND WAS DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT IN JULY. HE IS 47-52 WITH A 4.88 ERA OVER HIS SIX-YEAR BIG LEAGUE CAREER, ALL WITH THE BREWERS. HIS BEST SEASON WAS 2014, WHEN HE WENT 1711 WITH A 3.53 ERA AS A STARTER.