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Edinson Volquez, Royals agree to terms

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The Royals will sign Edinson Volquez to a two-year, $20 million deal, Jon Heyman tweets. Thus concludes Volquez's tenure with the Pirates, which turned out to be successful for both player and team -- the Pirates got 192.2 pretty good innings, and Volquez got to rebuild his value and get the multi-year deal he was looking for thanks in part one of the best pitcher support systems in baseball.

Who knows whether his success will continue in Kansas City. The Royals have a good defense, but a lot of the defensive talent there is in the outfield, and Volquez is a ground ball pitcher. Regardless, two years and $20 million is about what Volquez should have expected heading into the offseason, and I'm fine with the Pirates not paying it, now that Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett are back in the fold.