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12/11/2009 11:47 AM ET
Royals agree to terms with six players on minor league deals
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KANSAS CITY, MO (December 11, 2009) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with six additional players on minor league contracts for the 2010 season.

Adam Bostick, 26, has pitched in the New York Mets system the past three seasons, including splitting 2009 between Binghamton (AA) and Buffalo (AAA). The 6-foot-1 left-hander from Greensburg, Pa., was 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 11 relief appearances for Binghamton before posting a 0-3 mark with a 3.26 ERA in 28 games (1 start) for Buffalo. Originally a sixth-round pick by the Florida Marlins in 2001, Bostick served mostly as a starter in his professional career before 2009.

32-year old left-hander Bruce Chen returns to the Royals in 2010 on a minor league deal. The native Panamanian made 17 appearances for Kansas City in 2009, including 9 starts, going 1-6 with a 5.78 ERA. Chen is 36-43 in his Major League career since debuting with the Atlanta Braves in 1998.

Devon Lowery, 26, missed the entire 2009 campaign with a shoulder injury. The right-hander made his big league debut in 2008 with KC, appearing five times in relief.

24-year old first baseman Ernesto Mejia joins the Royals organization after injuries limited him to just 36 games last season. The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder from Venezuela had a breakout season in 2008 for Myrtle Beach (A) in the Braves system, hitting .274 with 21 home runs and leading the entire minor leagues with 47 doubles while finishing second with 73 extra-base hits.

Francisco Rosario, 29, did not pitch last season. The 6-foot right hander has made 40 appearances (1 start) in the Majors for the Blue Jays (2006) and Phillies (2007), going 1-5 with a 6.02 ERA. Veteran catcher Vance Wilson will spend his second season in the Royals system after hitting .270 with 10 home runs in 59 games for Northwest Arkansas (AA) in 2009, bouncing back after missing nearly two seasons following "Tommy John" surgery. The 36-year old is a career .250 hitter over parts of seven seasons in the Majors with the Mets (2000-04) and Tigers (2005-06).

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