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Royals Agree to Deal with Garrett Hampson


The Kansas City Royals make their first major league signing of the offseason.


Kansas City agreed to a one-year deal with utility player Garrett Hampson, worth $2 million. Hampson has played six seasons in the major leagues, spending his first five in Colorado before last season with the Miami Marlins.


Hampson is one of the MLB's fastest players, in the 96th percentile for sprint speed. He says the organization's philosophy made this a perfect fit.


Positional versatility is another trait of Hampson, spending time at second base, third base, and all three outfield spots. Royals General Manager JJ Picollo says the team valued that versatility greatly.


Hampson will see time at second, third, and center field for the Royals in 2024.

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