Talks finalized

The Baltimore Orioles hope that Yovani Gallardo will concentrate on solidifying their starting staff and that he will forget about the angst caused during the restructuring of his contract.

Gallardo and the Orioles finalized a $22 million, two-year contract on Thursday, a deal that includes a 2018 team option. The sides had agreed to a $35 million, three-year deal Saturday subject to him completing a physical to the satisfaction of the team.

ďIt was a little bit different, to be honest, but Iím just glad we were able to get something done,Ē Gallardo said. ďItís part of the process, to be honest. I think itís part of the situation, becoming a free agent, but everything for me, Iím past that.Ē

Brown to minors

Former NL All-Star outfielder Domonic Brown has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brown signed Thursday and was invited to big league spring training.

The 2013 All-Star hit .228 with five home runs and 25 RBI in an injury-plagued 63 games with Philadelphia last season.

Royals ink 11 players

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with 11 players, including backup infielders Cheslor Cuthbert and Raul Mondesi Jr., leaving six unsigned players in spring training.

The World Series champions announced the moves Thursday.

Cuthbert will be paid at a $509,425 rate while in the major leagues this season. Relief pitcher Scott Alexander will make $508,800, and hard-throwing pitcher Miguel Almonte and speedy utility man Terrance Gore will make $508,500 apiece.

Mondesi will make $507,500, along with outfielders Jorge Bonifacio, Brett Eibner, Jose ≠Martinez and Bubba Starling, and pitchers Alec Mills and Kyle Zimmer.

The remaining unsigned players are left-handers Brian Flynn and Matt Strahm, infielders Christian Colon and Ramon Torres and outfielders Reymond Fuentes and Paulo Orlando.