KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow for the 2014 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Crow, 27, posted a 7-5 record last season with a 3.38 ERA (18 ER in 48.0 IP) in 57 relief appearances. His seven victories out of the bullpen were tied for second in the American League, trailing only the eight victories by Texas' Neal Cotts. In his three-year career with the Royals, Crow is 14-10 with three saves and a 3.19 ERA in 187 outings. He was named an All-Star in 2011 during his rookie season.
The signing of Crow leaves the Royals with just one unsigned arbitration-eligible player: right-handed pitcher Greg Holland.