ST. PETERSBURG -- Four more of the Royals' First-Year Player Draft picks have signed contracts.
They were third-round choice Carter Hope, a right-handed pitcher from The Woodlands, Texas; fourth-round pick Zane Evans, a catcher from Georgia Tech; 19th-rounder Andrew Edwards, a right-handed pitcher from Western Kentucky University, and 23rd-rounder Javier Reynoso, a left-handed pitcher from Middle Georgia College.
The Royals also signed two free agents -- catcher Logan Davis from the University of San Diego and left-hander Tripp Davis from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Logan Davis is the son of ex-Royals pitcher Mark Davis, who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1989 and now is a Royals Minor League pitching coach.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.