The Royals and designated hitter Brandon Moss have agreed a two-year, $ 12 million contract that gives power to the Kansas City lineup, a person familiar with the deal said on Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity given that Moss has yet to undergo physical tests before the agreement is official, which is expected to happen during the week.
Moss recorded just .225 in 128 with the St. Louis Cardinals last season, but his average was affected by a poor run at the end of the season. Yet he finished with 28 homers, and that power is what the Royals expect him to inject into an alignment that has been shaped around speed and defense.
The 33-year-old is expected to take the job of Cuban Kendrys Morales, who will capitalize on a successful Kansas City signing to sign a three-year, $ 33 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.