Royals Rumors & News

  • Andrus's walk-off hit lifts Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers still aren't hitting on all cylinders offensively. However, they are hitting at the right time. Elvis Andrus lined an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over Kansas City. It was the third..." April 23

  • Gallo, Chirinos power Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers flexed their power muscles in a big way, getting two-homer games from Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos on their way to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. Gallo's first two-homer game of his career included a tape-measure shot that bounced..." April 22

  • DeShields' single in 13th propels Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Delino DeShields Jr. couldn't have picked a better time for his first RBI of the season. The Texas outfielder drilled a one-out single to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night...." April 21

  • Eric Hosmer's contract year is not off to a good start for him or the Royals

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Royals lost a frustrating 13-inning game to the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Thursday. The game was scoreless until Delino DeShields knocked a walk-off single for Texas (TEX 1, KCR 0). The Royals had four hits (three singles, one double) and went 0 for 7 with..." April 21

  • Vargas, Royals win pitching duel with Giants, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Madison Bumgarner has been one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game for several years. On Wednesday night, Kansas City Royals left-hander Jason Vargas was better than the San Francisco Giants ace, winning 2-0. Vargas (3-0) struck out nine, one shy of his..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Panik's RBI single in 11th lifts Giants past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The San Francisco Giants pushed the Panik button. Joe Panik's two-out single in the 11th scored Nick Hundley as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Hundley doubled into the left-field corner with two out to set up Panik's..." April 19

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Royals slip past Angels 1-0 with run in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar had three hits, but it was the last one that paid off with a victory. Escobar's ninth-inning single scored pinch runner Raul Mondesi as the Kansas City Royals blanked the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 on Sunday to complete a sweep of the series. Mondesi was..." April 16

  • Perez, Moustakas power Royals past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The slumbering Kansas City Royals' bats are beginning to wake up. Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas each homered and drove in two runs as the Royals topped the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Friday night. "Tonight was a good night," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "You..." April 15

  • Moustakas' eighth-inning homer lifts Royals past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joakim Soria may have been charged with a blown save, but he also picked up the victory with some key outs. Mike Moustakas and Brandon Moss homered as the Kansas City Royals topped the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Saturday night. Soria (1-0) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings..." April 15

  • Vargas leads Royals past A's

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer knew exactly what the Oakland Athletics' batters had in store when facing his Kansas City Royals teammate, left-hander Jason Vargas. He did not envy their challenge. Vargas threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Royals defeated the A's 3-1 on Thursday night...." April 14

  • Five MLB managers on the hot seat early in 2017

    Sportsnaut "It’s barely the third week of regular season play of 2017 so take some of these discussions with a grain of salt. Disregarding the small sample size introduced to us so far, there are still some concerns surfacing for teams around the MLB world. From a team that should easily dominate its..." April 14

  • Triggs pitches A's to another win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals drafted Andrew Triggs in the 19th round in 2012, but they discarded him in 2015 when they sold his contract to the Baltimore Orioles. On Wednesday night, Triggs showed the Royals what he can do. Triggs pitched six scoreless innings, and Jed..." April 13

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Cotton, A's relievers pitch shutout in Royals' home opener

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oakland Athletics rookie Jharel Cotton fooled the Kansas City Royals with a tantalizing changeup, but Khris Davis was not fooled by a fastball when he got ahead in the count. Cotton rebounded from a rough initial start to pitch a gem as the Athletics beat Kansas City 2-0..." April 10

  • Royals use six-run eighth to defeat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The Royals displayed supreme patience in riding out another sterling start by Astros ace left-hander Dallas Keuchel, and when the opportunity presented itself to face a different Houston pitcher, they were quick to capitalize. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez clubbed back-to-back..." April 09

  • Astros walk past Royals in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Given the extent of their offensive struggles during their season-opening homestand, the Houston Astros were in need of something unexpected to break out of their collective funk and salvage the finale of their lost weekend series. After Jake Marisnick, a defensive substitution in..." April 09

  • Gordon’s two-RBI double propels Royals to first win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- After a game full of knocks on Friday night against Houston, Kansas City's Alex Gordon opened the door, in the process allowing the Royals inside and into the win column for the first time in 2017. Gordon's two-run double in the eighth inning broke open a tight game and propelled..." April 08

  • Ventura's mother to throw out first pitch at Royals' home opener

    Kansas City Star "Just a few years ago, Marisol Hernandez was amidst a roaring sea of Royals blue with more than 40,000 fans at Kauffman Stadium. The date was Oct. 28, 2014. Her son Yordano Ventura, who was a long way from his native Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, kept the San Francisco Giants so off-balance..." April 08

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Castro sparks Twins to sweep of Royals

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The loud music had been silenced, but the positive energy was still evident in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse following Thursday's win. Brian Dozier, who has become one of the vocal leaders for a young Minnesota squad, was answering questions when the inevitable question arose..." April 06

  • Sano, Escobar power Twins in rout of Royals

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With a new front office leading the Minnesota Twins, analytics became even more of a focus in the offseason. Earning a lot of base on balls will help the offensive numbers. Miguel Sano hit a three-run triple and Eduardo Escobar added a three-run homer in a six-run..." April 05

  • Ten MLB players who will make new teams proud in 2017

    Yardbarker "There were a lot of crazy moves made this offseason. The free agency pond was full of talent which sounds great, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be frustrating. Still, guys found new homes. Some were reunited with old teams and hope to repeat a power-surged season and a few guys may..." April 05

  • Twins bop Royals with six-run seventh in opener

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For six innings, the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals matched each other pitch for pitch and home run for home run. Minnesota then walked to victory thanks to some surprise command issues from Kansas City's bullpen. Ervin Santana pitched seven effective innings,..." April 03

  • Royals put Jorge Soler on 10-day DL

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals placed right fielder Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list with a strained oblique Sunday as the team set its 25-man Opening Day roster. The move is retroactive to March 30. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a..." April 02

  • Top 10 MLB Comeback Player of the Year candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "Each season breeds new life for players and teams around Major League Baseball. For some, the opportunity to have a fresh start is greater than for others. Whether injured or hindered from a season-long slump, many big league ballplayers are returning to the diamond in an effort to re-establish..." April 02

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Royals' Jorge Soler diagnosed with strained oblique

    Number Fire "Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a strained oblique and will likely open the 2017 season on the disabled list. WHAT IT MEANS: Soler's disabled list stint can be backdated to sometime in March, which would allow him to return after only the first week of the..." March 27

  • Raul Mondesi wins starting second base job for the Royals

    Kansas City Star "When the Royals open the season next week in Minnesota, manager Ned Yost plans to write Raul Mondesi’s name in as the starting second baseman. Yost announced Monday that Mondesi had won the job, edging out Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert. Yost added the Cuthbert is in line..." March 27

  • Royals' Danny Duffy will start Opening Day for Royals

    Kansas City Star "Royals manager Ned Yost on Saturday officially announced left-hander Danny Duffy will be the club’s opening day starter, confirming a move that had been expected for weeks, if not months. Duffy, 28, will make his first opening day start when the Royals open the season against the Twins on..." March 25

  • David DeJesus retires

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder David DeJesus announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. He’ll be joining CSN Chicago for Cubs coverage. DeJesus, 37, spent 13 seasons in the big leagues from 2003-15 with the Royals, Athletics, Cubs, Nationals, Rays, and Angels. He hit a..." March 23

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Nate Karns wins No. 5 spot in Royals’ rotation

    Hardball Talk "Nate Karns has won the fifth and final spot in the Royals’ starting rotation, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. He was battling with Travis Wood and Chris Young for the honor. Manager Ned Yost says he likes Karns’ power and the versatility of having Wood and Young in the bullpen, Dodd..." March 21

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Yost in 'good mood' as Perez rejoins Royals

    MLB.com "All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who suffered an injury to his left knee Saturday in the World Baseball Classic, was back in Royals camp Tuesday morning, and was walking without any visible limp. Perez was expected to have a second MRI conducted here in the morning. Perez's first MRI was in..." March 15

  • Salvador Perez says he'll be ready for opener after 2nd MRI on knee comes back clean

    ESPN "Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez says he'll be ready for Opening Day after a second MRI on his injured knee revealed no structural damage. Perez and the Royals both previously had expressed optimism about his status after he injured his knee Saturday while playing for his native..." March 15

  • Royals owner: Extension with Hosmer 'will be difficult'

    Kansas City Star "It has always been true that a long-term contract between the Royals and Eric Hosmer has more forces working against than for it. The two sides share a mutual respect and admiration, and team and player have grown together in unison. But richer clubs will be looking for first basemen this..." March 15

  • Sal Perez avoids serious injury at WBC after run-in with his Royals backup

    CBS Sports "Both Venezuela’s World Baseball Classic team and the Kansas City Royals had a scare Saturday in WBC action. On a play that tied the game for Italy in the ninth inning, Italy actually went for the walk-off win, but Drew Butera was thrown out at home to send the game to extra innings. On the..." March 12

  • USA’s Danny Duffy to be emotional Saturday when USA faces Dominican Republic

    USA Today "USA pitcher Danny Duffy, whose Kansas City Royals’ teammate Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in January, says it will be emotional Saturday night when he sees Ventura’s jersey hanging from the Dominican Republic dugout. The Dominican Republic will honor Ventura and Andy Marte, who..." March 11

  • 5 MLB contract year players looking to cash in

    Yardbarker "The mythical contract year can be either a boon or a drag on an athlete. Some respond well, knowing that with a strong season, they can enter free agency as a hot commodity and really make a lot of money on the open market. Others feel the pressure and drag their value down as they struggle to..." March 10

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • Four core Royals players likely to hit free agency after contract talks stall

    Fanrag Sports "There is no evidence of any progress, or even any ongoing contract talks, with any of the Royals’ four everyday players due to become free agents after this season – Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar — and the expectation now is that all may well reach free agency at..." March 06

  • Cain hoping to stay with Royals long-term as free agency looms

    MLB.com "With all the debate about potential long-term deals involving the Royals' pending free agents such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, it seems few observers are talking this spring about center fielder Lorenzo Cain's long-term value to the team. And that seems somewhat strange, considering what..." March 05

  • Infielder Brett Lawrie's a free agent, and here's five places he could land

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the Chicago White Sox released second baseman Brett Lawrie. We’ve since covered the White Sox’s perspective on the surprising move . The obvious follow-up to ask is this: What does the future hold for Lawrie? Sure, he’s dealing with a mysterious leg injury. Yes, his livewire..." March 04

  • MLB and MLBPA announce modifications of some rules for 2017 season

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association jointly announced modifications of some rules effective for the 2017 regular season. As was announced last month, managers will signal to the home plate umpire that he wants to intentionally walk the current..." March 02