Royals and OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.
Royals signed C J.C. Boscan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Monday that he is still monitoring James Shields' free agency but does not expect to re-sign the right-hander.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are "still discussing" James Shields.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that James Shields prefers to sign with a team located on the West Coast.
Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Marlins "continue to be involved and are closely monitoring" the market for James Shields.
Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Thursday that the club is "out" on free agent right-hander James Shields.
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are on the "periphery" of the James Shields sweepstakes for now and are ultimately "unlikely to land him."
An unnamed major league executive told ESPN's Jayson Stark that "a lot of teams" are "jumping back in" on free agent right-hander James Shields.
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reported that the Royals expect Kyle Zimmer (shoulder) to be able to continue with his throwing program this week.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, James Shields is seeking a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $125 million.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears the Blue Jays are showing renewed interest in free agent James Shields.
Mike Moustakas requested $3.1 million and was offered $1.85 million when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Jarrod Dyson requested $1.6 million and was offered $900,000 from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Danny Duffy requested $3 million and was offered $1.75 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged.