The Royals helped the middle of the order. They signed Jose Guillen to a three year $36 million dollar deal. Guillen hit .290 last year with 23 homers and 99 RBI in 153 games. There’s risk to this signing. Guillen’s name has been linked to a story that he purchased steroids and HGH between 2002 and 2005 from the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s possible Guillen could face a suspension, but the Royals went ahead and did the deal.
Guillen is the highest paid player, based on a per year contract in Royal’s history.