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Topeka Capital-Journal Jan 29, 2016

Royals finalize $70 million deal with Ian Kennedy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals on Friday added a big piece to their 2016 rotation, signing right-hander Ian Kennedy to a five-year deal worth $70 million. Kennedy, 31, will make $7.5 million this season, $13.5 million in 2017, $16 million in 2018 and $16.5 million in 2019 and 2020. The deal contains a $6 million out clause after the 2017 season. read more
Bless You Boys Jan 17, 2016

Royals sign Ian Kennedy for a lot of f***ing money

Kennedy will cost Kansas City $70 million over five years and their 2016 first round draft pick. After apparently resisting the urge to make one of his patented early-offseason signings, Kansas City Royals has come up with a January head-scratcher. According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Royals have agreed to a five-year contract with right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy worth $70 million. Kennedy has the option to opt out of his deal after two seasons, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Kennedy, a Scott Boras client who spent the last three seasons pitching for the San...

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