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Ankiel agrees to $3.25 million deal with Royals

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[January 23, 2010]  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Rick Ankiel and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract.

InsuranceThe person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not yet been announced.

Ankiel gets $2.75 million this year, and the agreement includes a $6 million mutual option for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout. If the Royals exercise the option and Ankiel negates it, the buyout would be reduced to $250,000.

He can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses this year: $125,000 each for 90 games or 405 plate appearances, 100-450, 110-495 and 120-540.

[Associated Press; By JOHN MARSHALL]

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