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Kansas City Royals outfielder Michael A. Taylor signs 2-year, $9M extension

Sep 7, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Kansas City Royals center fielder Michael A. Taylor (2) runs off the field after the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Michael A. Taylor (2) runs off the field after the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals and outfielder Michael A. Taylor agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract extension, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

He entered Wednesday batting .244 with 12 home runs, 52 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 137 games in his first season with the Royals. He also leads all American League center fielders with 11 assists.

Taylor, 30, signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with Kansas City last November after being outrighted by the Washington Nationals.

He played his first seven seasons with Washington and is a career .239/.293/.387 hitter with 65 homers, 236 RBIs and 91 steals in 711 games.

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