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Kansas City Royals Baseball News

  • Royals eyeing versatility with young players
    Over the past week, the Royals have been experimenting with different lineups. Rosell Herrera made his third straight start at second base in Friday night's series opener against the White Sox. It was his fourth start at second in six games after only playing there once in May. Hunter Dozier will also continue to get extended looks at third base.
  • Royals rout Jays in Sparkman's solid start
    Glenn Sparkman went four solid innings in his first Major League start and Lucas Duda belted his 11th home run as the Royals rolled in a series finale that was delayed 2 hours, 14 minutes by rain at the onset. Jorge Bonifacio's RBI triple and a balk helped to fuel a pivotal three-run fourth against Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio as the teams split the four-game series.
  • Phillips' arm among top tools in AL Central
    Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario, a healthy Miguel Cabrera and Jose Abreu are a few names that come to mind when talking about elite talent in the American League Central.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • Texas acquires Minors RHP Gonzalez from KC
    The Texas Rangers announced on Thursday that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Kelvin Gonzalez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for international slot money. Gonzalez has been assigned from the Class A Burlington Royals to the Arizona League Rangers.
  • Lopez tagged with loss in Royals debut
    Jorge Lopez worked 4 2/3 innings in his Kansas City debut on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. A grand slam off the bat of Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson was the decisive blow in what was a 6-5 Toronto win, as Lopez picked up the loss in his first start with the Royals. Salvador Perez added a pair of home runs in the loss.
  • Royals' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
  • 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.
  • Salvy slugs HRs 20, 21, makes Royals history
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez joined elite company in franchise history when he belted his 20th home run of the season on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
  • Royals bid adieu to Gore with trade to Cubs
    Terrance Gore will be forever remembered in Royals' lore as the team's designated pinch-runner, mostly in September and during the team's playoff runs in 2014 and '15. Gore never made it back to the 40-man roster this season and was traded on Wednesday to the Cubs for cash considerations.
  • Mondesi's 4-hit game doesn't slow Blue Jays
    The skillset of Royals future shortstop Adalberto Mondesi was on full display on Tuesday night in a 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium. Mondesi recorded his first career four-hit game, which included two doubles, and had his first career three-steal game.
  • Bubic fans 10 for Chukars
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.
  • Willingham best August trade for Royals
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • Keller goes 7 strong as Royals clip Jays
    Brad Keller went seven strong innings and Ryan O'Hearn drove in all three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the Royals in the series opener. Devon Travis belted his ninth homer, while Sean Reid-Foley and batterymate Danny Jansen made their Major League debuts for the Blue Jays. Jansen logged a pair of singles and threw out a runner.
  • Duffy lands on DL with shoulder impingement
    Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday because of an impingement in his left shoulder. Right-hander Glenn Sparkman, who was sent back to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Blaine Boyer on Sunday, was recalled and will make a start in Duffy's place on Thursday.
  • Hochevar retires from Royals with no regrets
    When former Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar had thoracic outlet surgery to alleviate pain in his lower neck and shoulder area two years ago this month, he still held out hope that he would one day pitch again in the Major Leagues. But that dream ended last year when Hochevar found he was unable to throw again without pain.
  • Royals can't hang on after Junis' strong start
    Jakob Junis tossed six innings of one-run ball in the Royals' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday in the I-70 Series finale at Kauffman Stadium, allowing just three hits and striking out eight in a strong outing that was spoiled by the bullpen.
  • Isbel stays hot for Lexington
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.
  • Each team's jersey number likely to be retired next
    Which active players might end up with their jerseys retired? Who potentially has that immortality in their future? We take a look at the most likely active player to someday have his number retired for every team.
  • Duffy labors before ejection in loss to Cards
    Danny Duffy allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings in the Royals' 8-3 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium, as the left-hander's start ended with Harrison Bader's two-run homer and Duffy's subsequent ejection by first-base umpire Adam Hamari.
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