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      Big raise for the Royals Eric Hosmer

      The Royals have agreed to one-year deals with first baseman Eric Hosmer, right-hander Luke Hochevar and utility man Emilio Bonifacio to avoid going to arbitration. Hosmer, who made just $528,250 last season, received the biggest bump to $3.6 million with a $50,000 bonus if he makes his first All-Star team.

      He's coming off a bounce-back year in which he hit .302 with 17 homers and 79 RBIs while playing in 159 games. Hochevar will make $5.21 million while being eligible for up to $400,000 in incentives after he flourished in the bullpen last season.

      The former starter was 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 58 games.

      He's made $4.56 million last year and will be a free agent after this season. Bonifacio also can become a free agent after the season.

      The versatile fielder will earn $5.6 million after making $2.6 million last season.