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Dye Inked For Two More In KC

The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Jermaine Dye to a new two-year contract, executive vice president and general manager Herk Robinson announced Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not released.

Dye hit .294 this season and led the Royals with 27 home runs and 119 RBIs. He also set a club record with 17 outfield assists.

"It feels great to know that I'll be staying here in Kansas City for at least a couple more years," the 25-year-old said. "I'm also happy that the Royals are showing they want to keep our team together."

The 25-year-old struggled through injuries in 1997 and 1998 and hit a combined .235 with just 12 homers and 45 RBIs in 135 games.

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