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Royals finalize minor-league contract with Dillon Gee

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee (35) throws against the Marlins during a game last year in New York.
Mets pitcher Dillon Gee (35) throws against the Marlins during a game last year in New York. AP

The Royals on Friday finalized a minor-league contract with former Mets starter Dillon Gee.

Gee, 29, pitched in eight games for New York in 2015 and finished with a 5.90 ERA. He received a demotion to Class AAA and was not called back up when the rosters expanded in September.

Gee had been a useful contributor from 2011 to 2014 for the Mets. He went 12-11 in 2013 with a 3.62 ERA.

With Kansas City, Gee could benefit the team as a long reliever. He also figures to serve as depth for the rotation.

If Gee makes the Royals major-league roster, he will be paid $2 million for a base salary with the chance to earn more bonus money. He can opt out of his contract on March 15 if he's not added to the 40-man roster by then.

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