Eric Hosmer and Royals agree to one-year deal

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 18: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after scoring against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 18: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after scoring against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to terms on a one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

According to MLB reporter Jeffrey Flanagan, the deal was for $12.25 million.

Hosmer, 27, set career highs in 2016 with 25 home runs and 104 RBI and was named the All-Star Game MVP.

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