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  • Shrewd moves at Meetings bolster Royals
    After signing utility man Chris Owings last week, the Royals moved quickly at the Winter Meetings and signed speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton to be their center fielder. The Royals also added two right-handers Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis in the Rule 5 Draft, hoping one or both could be the next Brad Keller, who was taken last year in the Rule 5 Draft and emerged as a top-of-the-rotation guy.
  • Royals add righties McWilliams, Ellis in Rule 5
    Hoping to find another Brad Keller, the Royals added right-handers Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis through Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.
  • Yost discusses Hamilton's lineup spot, defense
    One of the first questions one might wonder about the Royals' signing of Billy Hamilton this week is: Where will he hit in the lineup?
  • Royals sign Billy Hamilton to 1-year deal
    The Royals made the signing of former Reds free-agent outfielder Billy Hamilton official, inking him to a one-year deal on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Yost in favor of eliminating defensive shifts
    Royals manager Ned Yost has made no secret of his disdain for the shift. So, when Yost was asked in his media session at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday about Major League Baseball's discussion on whether to ban the shift, he was quick to answer: "Eliminate them. Do it now."
  • Royals focused on Matheny in advisory role
    When the Royals hired former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as a special assistant to the general manager last month, GM Dayton Moore knew the rumors likely would start: That Matheny was being put in place to be manager Ned Yost's eventual successor. But Moore said he sincerely isn't thinking that far down the line.
  • Moore: Merrifield staying put with KC
    After the Royals signed free agent Billy Hamilton on Tuesday, what's next for Kansas City? Well, it likely won't be dealing Whit Merrifield, who led the Major Leagues in hits (192) and stolen bases (45) last season.
  • Royals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Heath makes AFL's Top Prospects team
    The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning.
  • Every team's current franchise icon
    Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild.
  • Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade
    The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.
  • Inbox: Will Zimmer make long-awaited debut?
    In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jeffrey Flanagan answers questions from Royals fans concerning Kyle Zimmer and more.
  • Mock draft: Who will the Royals take at No. 2?
    With MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects list out, all 30 teams should be ready to just have the Draft now, no?
  • Owings, Royals agree to 1-year deal
    The Royals on Wednesday reached an agreement with utility man Chris Owings on a one-year deal worth $3 million, plus $500,000 in performance bonuses.
  • These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft
    The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available.
  • Starling among 4 players non-tendered by KC
    The Royals on Friday non-tendered the contracts of four players -- right-handers Jason Adam and Andres Machado, first baseman Samir Duenez and outfielder Bubba Starling -- ahead of Friday night's 7 p.m. CT non-tender deadline.
  • These top prospects could draw trade interest
    Which prospects are realistic candidates to be traded this offseason? Here is a look at one player from each organization.
  • Royals sign trio of arbitration-eligible players
    On Thursday, the Royals signed all three of their arbitration-eligible players -- left-hander Brian Flynn, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert, and right-hander Jesse Hahn -- ahead of Friday night's deadline to non-tender players.
  • Royals claim Greene from Cards, DFA Smith
    The Royals on Monday claimed right-hander Conner Greene off waivers from the Cardinals, and to make room on the 40-man roster, they designated for assignment right-hander Burch Smith.
  • Matheny joins Royals' player development
    The Royals hired former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to be special advisor for player development on Friday. The 48-year old will assist in several aspects of the baseball operations department, including scouting and player development.
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