AP source: Royals, Jason Hammel agree to $16M, 2-year deal

  • FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago. The Kansas City Royals and Hammel have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, a person with direct knowledge negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, because the deal is pending a physical. Photo: Paul Beaty, ASSOCIATED PRESS / Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals knew at some point they would have to move on from grieving over the sudden and tragic death of Yordano Ventura and address the difficult task of replacing him. More