Surprise, Ariz. The Kansas City Royals renewed the contract of Angel Berroa, the 2003 AL Rookie of the Year, and two others Friday. Berroa hit .292 with 17 home runs, 92 runs, 73 RBIs and stole 21 bases last season. He committed just five errors in his final 95 games, including a 49-consecutive game errorless streak at shortstop.
The Royals also renewed the contracts of left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who was 7-6 with a 3.93 ERA and four saves last year, and Aaron Guiel, who hit .277 with 15 home runs, 30 doubles and 52 RBIs in 99 games.
The Royals announced they have signed left-handers Chris George and Jamie Cerda, right-hander Jorge Vasquez and infielder Jarrod Patterson to one-year contracts.