Royals, Hunter Dozier Agree To Four-Year Contract Extension

Hunter Dozier

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on a four-year, $25 million contract with infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier which includes a number of bonuses and escalators, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The deal could potential max out at $49 million if those milestones are hit. The new deal also includes a $10 million club option for the 2025 season. As a player with three-plus years of MLB service, Dozier wasn’t set to reach free agency until after the 2023 season.

Dozier, 29, hit the big leagues back in 2016, but didn’t become a regular player until the middle of the 2018 season.

While Dozier shined in 2019 by hit .279/.348/.522 with 26 homers, he struggled in 2020 which was limited as he contracted COVID-19 and started the season on the injured list, posting a .228/.344/.392 line.