Royals reportedly nearing deal with Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton is on the verge of landing with a new team.
According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, Hamilton is nearing a deal with the Kansas City Royals, pending a physical and a handful of minor details.
#Royals close to agreement with OF Billy Hamilton just working through bonuses and pending physical
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) December 10, 2018
With the Royals deep in rebuilding mode, Hamilton will probably see plenty of action in Kansas City. He landed on his feet quickly after being non-tendered by Cincinnati, which is no surprise. He’s as valuable a baserunner as a team could have, even if he’s not known as a good hitter, and he excels in center field as well. If the Royals are sticking to their defense and small ball template, Hamilton is a perfect fit.