The Kansas City Royals have exercise their club options on pitcher Wade Davis and shortstop Alcides Escobar for the 2016 season.
The World Series champions will pay All-Star closer Davis $8 million next season and AL Championship Series MVP Escobar $5.25 million.
The Royals also announced that they had declined the option on Jonny Gomes for the 2016 season, making the outfielder a free agent. The team also declined options on pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and outfielder Alex Rios on Wednesday.
- Xandria James