The Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration with 27 year outfielder Mark Teahen to a one year deal worth $3.575 million.  Royals’ GM Dayton Moore has just one player left to get a deal done with to keep his arbitration record clean.

In his three seasons as GM, Moore has never had a player case go to arbitration.  The one player left is first baseman Mike Jacobs.  Teahen, batted .255 with 15 home runs, 31 doubles and 59 RBIs in 149 games in 2008.  He shifted between right field (84 starts) and left field (31) and also started games at third base (19) and first base (13).

He’s been in precamp workouts at the Royals’ camp in Surprise, Arizona where he’s been working out at a possible new position…second base.  It’s certainly an area the Royals need help at.  It will be interesting to watch Teahen’s progression.