It appears the Royals have found their replacement at designated hitter after Billy Butler’s departure from Kansas City. The Kansas City Royals have reportedly signed outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year 11 million-dollar contract. Rios, who is age 33, hit 4 home runs and drove in 54 runs for the Rangers in 131 games, but is a career 278 hitter with 165 home runs.
— MLB (@MLB) December 16, 2014
The Royals have added a veteran presence and a good contact and speed guy in replacement of Billy But;er.