Kansas City Royals Sign Veteran Second Baseman

He finally found a new deal.

The Kansas City Royals have signed second baseman Ryan Goins to a minor-league contract.

Goins elected free agency back in October and is only now signing on with a new team.

The thirty-four-year-old has not appeared in a game in the majors since the pandemic-shortened 2020 season when he played 14 games for the Chicago White Sox.

Last season, Goins spent the year with the Atlanta Braves organization, getting called up briefly in mid-August to the Braves' active roster, but didn't end up getting into a game. He slashed .217/.244/.257, with 25 RBIs and 22 runs scored for Triple-A Gwinnett last season.

For his career, Goins has slashed .228/.278/.333, with 22 home runs, 158 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 154 runs scored across 555 games. He's spent five seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, one with the Kansas City Royals, and two with the Chicago White Sox. 

At this stage in his career, Goins is really nothing more than an emergency depth piece. 
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