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MLB Breaking News: Royals Sign Jarrod Dyson

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While spring training games begin, there is still MLB breaking news throughout the league. This time, Jarrod Dyson has signed a contract with the Kansas City Royals. The former Royal has bounced around the league for the past several seasons. Most recently, Dyson was traded during the 2020 season and was let go by the White Sox. Despite this, the speedy outfielder has found his way back to KC. The terms of the deal are a one-year deal, worth $1.5 million.

MLB Breaking News: Jarrod Dyson’s Career

Jarrod Dyson was drafted in the 50th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Royals. Dyson made it to the big leagues by 2010 but saw limited playing time. In 2011, Dyson saw some increased playing time but was used mainly as a pinch-runner. In his seven years with the Royals, Dyson batted .260, with seven homers, 101 RBIs, and stealing over 170 bases. Dyson was mainly known for pinch-running during crucial moments of the Royals’ playoff runs in 2014 and 2015.

After 2016, Dyson signed with the Mariners and batted over .300 on the season. After that, Dyson went on to play in Arizona for a couple of years. In 2020, he played half the year with the Pirates, but was later traded to the Chicago White Sox and was used as a pinch-runner during the Sox chase to make the postseason.

What This Means for KC

This MLB breaking news comes just a few days into spring training action, however, KC could use Dyson in their outfield during the 2021 season. KC signed Michael A. Taylor earlier this winter to play centerfield but now throw Dyson into the mix of outfielders trying to make the Opening Day roster.

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Nick Whyman is an editor at Overtime Heroics and has been writing for OTH since January of 2020. Whyman is also a Senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Broadcasting.