KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and third basemen Hunter Dozier have agreed to a four year contract extension worth $25 million according to reports.
ESPN's Jeff Passan said on Twitter, the agreement also includes a fifth-year option worth $10 million.
Third baseman Hunter Dozier and the Kansas City Royals are in agreement on a four-year, $25 million contract extension that includes a fifth-year option for $10 million, sources tell ESPN. Deal buys out two potential free agent years for the 29-year-old and starts this season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 28, 2021
Dozier made his MLB debut in 2016. Since then, he's been back-and-forth spending time in both the minor league and MLB.
The last two seasons, Dozier has permanently taken over the third base spot for the Royals, playing 183 games in the Majors over the last two seasons.
Dozier's most notable season came in 2019 when he hit 26 home runs, had 84 runs batted in and posted a .279 batting average.