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Royals pick up club option on David DeJesus for next season

Oct 2, 2010, 5:01 PM EST

In a relative no-brainer, the Royals have picked up the $6 million option on David DeJesus for next season, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.

DeJesus, who turns 31 in December, needed season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb after he
crashed into the outfield wall at Yankee Stadium on July 22. He
was batting .318/.354/.443 with five home runs and 37 RBI before
suffering the injury.

Factoring in his above average outfield defense, DeJesus is well worth retaining for the price of $6 million, but just because the Royals exercised the option doesn’t mean he will return. Remember, the Royals discussed trading DeJesus to a number of teams before the injury, so it’s possible that they could revisit those talks this winter.

  1. Buccofan - Oct 2, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    That it’s a no-brainer is true. What’s surprising is that Dayton Moore saw fit to exeercise the option.
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    DeJesus is not a special player, but he’s useful, and $6 million isn’t bad at all for his skill set.

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