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Royals, Billy Butler agree to four-year deal

January 23, 2011

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— The Kansas City Royals and first baseman Billy Butler agreed to a $30 million, four-year contract Saturday, avoiding arbitration.

Butler was the Royals’ player of the year the past two seasons and was the team’s only remaining arbitration-eligible player. The agreement includes a club option for the 2015 season.

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