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Royals sign eighth-round Draft pick Stubbs

Royals sign eighth-round Draft pick Stubbs

Royals sign eighth-round Draft pick Stubbs

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals added one more Draft pick and two free agents to their list of signings on Tuesday.

Kansas City signed Cody Stubbs, a first baseman from North Carolina and the club's eighth-round pick. He batted .366 with 101 hits, 64 runs and 76 RBIs in 71 games for the Tar Heels.

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Kansas City has now inked its first 20 Draft picks and 27 of the top 30 selections.

The Royals also signed free agents Brent Bonvillain, a left-handed pitcher from LSU, and infielder Mike Mercurio from Mount Olive College. Bonvillain was 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 21 appearances with six starts, while Mercurio hit .358 with 68 hits, 49 runs and 57 RBIs.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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