Royals avoid arbitration with Gobble
Left-hander signed to $1,312,500, one-year contract for 2008
KANSAS CITY -- Left-handed pitcher Jimmy Gobble and the Kansas City Royals agreed Thursday to a $1,312,500, one-year contract, leaving the team with six players in salary arbitration.
Gobble was 4-1 last year with a 3.02 ERA and 50 strikeouts. He is 22-21 with a 4.94 ERA in five seasons with the Royals.
Other Royals in salary arbitration are catcher John Buck, pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, second baseman Esteban German, first baseman Ross Gload, pitcher Zack Greinke and right fielder Mark Teahen.
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