Royals Rumors & News

  • Nationals take Royals to school in 13-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals hosted "School Day at the K," but it was the Washington Nationals who did all the teaching. The Nationals outplayed the Royals from a pitching, hitting and defense standpoint, and that made the game a laugher from the start. They scored six runs in..." May 04

  • Royals rally late to defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seems like old times for the Kansas City Royals. After failing to mount much offense off Washington starter Tanner Roark through the first seven innings, the Royals scored one in the eighth and three in the ninth to claim a dramatic 7-6 victory Tuesday night at Kauffman..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Murphy, Gonzalez lead Nats past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Daniel Murphy's words wouldn't say it, but his smile said this one was special. Murphy collected three hits, including career hit number 1,000, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-0 Monday in the opener of an inter-league series. Gio Gonzalez..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Royals end scoreless steak, win finale at Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Mired in a five-game losing streak that saw them go two-plus games with scoring a run, the Kansas City Royals were in desperate need of a slump-buster Sunday afternoon. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy and second baseman Omar Infante provided just the antidote. Infante's two-out..." May 01

  • Smith, Hernandez lead Mariners over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez turned in another quality start and Seattle Mariners teammate Seth Smith provided all the offense with a solo home run, but it was the way centerfielder Leonys Martin finished Friday's 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals that left the lasting memory. Martin, who..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Report: Alex Rios has received offers, but is seeking a significant role

    Hardball Talk "We’re almost into May and outfielder Alex Rios remains teamless. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Rios has received offers, but he hasn’t accepted any yet because he’s seeking a job with a “significant role”. Ostensibly, that means a starting role or possibly a platoon role. Rios, 35, was..." April 29

  • Angels sweep Royals but closer Street injured

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was one of those "good news, bad news" days for the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The good news came on the field as they completed a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals with a 4-2 win at Angel Stadium. The bad news came..." April 28

  • Raul Ibanez To Replace Curt Schilling On ESPN

    The Big Lead "Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last week after sharing a controversial meme on Facebook. It didn’t take the network long to find his replacement. Former big league outfielder Raul Ibanez will take Schilling’s place after agreeing to a multi-year deal with ESPN. A release by the company says..." April 28

  • Rare Giavotella homer lifts Angels past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Johnny Giavotella endured some good-natured ribbing from some of his Los Angeles Angels teammates as he was surrounded by reporters after the game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. After all, it isn't often that Giavotella shows the pop possessed by teammates such..." April 27

  • Pujols belts two homers to help Angels defeat Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Being Albert Pujols means trying to concentrate on the task ahead while leaving some of baseball's greats behind. Pujols hit two home runs and Mike Trout added a third to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night in front of..." April 26

  • Ventura, Royals shackle Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura was nearly flawless after the first inning, and he received offensive assistance from Kansas City Royals reserves Drew Butera and Christian Colon, who were making rare starts. Ventura allowed three hits over seven innings, and Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer..." April 24

  • Was there tension between Salvador Perez and Wade Davis after the game?

    Royals Review "The Royals beat the Orioles 4-2 on Friday night, but after closing out the win for his league-leading seventh save, Wade Davis did not exactly look like a happy camper. Davis appears to glare at catcher Salvador Perez before spitting in his direction, while Kendrys Morales puts an arm on him...." April 23

  • Volquez, Royals blank Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez made great pitches, while Alex Gordon made a spectacular catch. Volquez threw seven scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas homered as the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Thursday night. Volquez (3-0) allowed five hits, walked one and..." April 21

  • Zimmermann leads Tigers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Detroit Tigers awarded Jordan Zimmermann megabucks to anchor their rotation, and he has richly rewarded them. Zimmermann kept putting up zeros, and Victor Martinez collected his 1,000th career RBI as the Tigers staved off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Royals trade minor-league first baseman Cody Decker to Colorado for cash

    Kansas City Star "The Royals traded minor-league first baseman Cody Decker to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday. Decker, 29, was in his first season with the Royals organization after spending seven years with the San Diego Padres. He was batting .278 with..." April 20

  • Royals GM drove hours to hand-deliver Zobrist's championship ring

    CBS Sports "Dayton Moore's time as Royals general manager has inspired plenty of criticism -- criticism that, though it looks silly following consecutive pennants and a World Series win, was often merited. Yet it's worth remembering that Moore's moral fiber was praised all the way through -- even when his..." April 20

  • Perez's five RBIs propel Royals past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While Salvador Perez was driving in a career-best five runs, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera struck out a career-high four times, including twice with the bases loaded. Put those two together and the Kansas City Royals held off the Tigers for an 8-6 victory on Tuesday..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • A's edge Royals for unlikely victory

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Billy Burns saw the umpire call it fair and just kept running, setting up Josh Reddick to help give Oakland an unlikely victory. Reddick hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning to score the speedy Burns and give the A's a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City..." April 17

  • A's grind out 5-3 win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's had lost seven of their first eight home games and four straight at the Coliseum before sending ace Sonny Gray to the mound Saturday to face the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals. Gray gave up a run in the first inning, but right fielder..." April 16

  • Royals defeat Athletics for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said it was only a matter of time before the hot-hitting Eric Hosmer hit one out of the ball park. That time arrived in the top of the ninth inning Friday night when Hosmer launched a solo blast over the center-field wall off Oakland A's..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Who is the odd man out when Jarrod Dyson returns?

    Royals Review "Jarrod Dyson has begun his rehab assignment in Omaha and is expected to return to the club shortly, most likely by early next week. When Dyson returns from his strained oblique injury, the Royals will have to face a roster decision - who do they send back to the minors? Manager Ned Yost won't tip..." April 15

  • Ball lost in lights costs Astros a loss to Royals

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While the World Series champion Kansas City Royals were relying on their usual blend of elite defense, timely hitting and sufficient pitching to desired results, the Houston Astros were left frustrated and grumbling about a new addition to Minute Maid Park that is proving anything but..." April 15

  • Perez's homer powers Royals past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Salvador Perez went to the plate in the eighth inning of a tied game Wednesday looking for a pitch he could get the barrel of the bat on and pull toward the left-field fence at Minute Maid Park. Perez got the pitch he was hoping for -- a slider up in the zone -- and he blasted a..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Bullpen guides Royals past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Kansas City Royals closer Wade Davis is dominant far more often than not, a fact that made his control woes in the ninth inning Tuesday night noteworthy until he unleashed his 33rd and final pitch. Davis survived a tense final frame after a resilient performance from starter Kris..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Astros defeat Royals in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Astros right-hander Collin McHugh has a competitive streak often belied by his cerebral approach to pitching, but there are some nights where the fire within burns so hot that it's irrepressible. McHugh rebounded from a nightmarish season debut with seven scoreless innings as the..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Royals keep Twins winless thanks to late rally

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals are accustomed to comeback victories, while the Minnesota Twins are inventing new ways to lose. The Twins made it six defeats in six games this season on a walk-off wild pitch Sunday. Terrance Gore scored an unearned run on a Trevor May wild..." April 10

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  • Perez, Fuentes lead Royals past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez did what he always does after a Kansas City Royals victory, showering a teammate with Gatorade during television interview. Perez tripled in the tying run and scored two runs as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Friday night...." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Eric Hosmer plays hero after fans flock 1B following Bieber show

    ESPN "Eric Hosmer proved he is more of a heartthrob in Kansas City than Justin Bieber and more than a hero on the baseball field. The Royals first baseman rescued a girl from being trampled after she was knocked down outside the Sprint Center following a Bieber concert Wednesday night. When Hosmer..." April 09

  • Syndergaard, Mets overpower Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Noah Syndergaard did not have to nibble at the corners, he just blew the Kansas City Royals away. Syndergaard struck out nine, walked one and yielded three hits in six innings as the New York Mets topped the Royals 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Syndergaard's slider..." April 05

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • Volquez, Royals foil Mets in opener

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez came out with a different colored cap than his Kansas City Royals teammates, but the uniform faux pas did not prevent him making from a quality start. Volquez pitched six scoreless innings, and Eric Hosmer stroked three singles and drove in a run as the..." April 04