The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed five more selections from the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including seventh-round pick Kellen Moen, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Oregon. The Royals have now inked 21 of the club's 50 selections from last week's draft. In addition, the Royals announced the signing of five undrafted free agents to minor league contracts.
The four signings in addition to Moen are 15th round pick Dean Espy, a first baseman from UCLA; 24th pick Spencer Patton, a right-handed pitcher from SIU-Edwardsville; 33rd rounder Abel Gonzales, a left-handed pitcher from Rice University, and 46th round selection Adrian Bringas, a third baseman from Chico (Calif.) State University.
The 21 selections and the five undrafted free agents that have currently signed with the Royals are listed below.
For more information, members of the media may contact the Royals Media Relations Department at (816) 921-8000.
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