Royals Rumors & News

  • Royals place Danny Duffy on 15-day DL with biceps tendinitis, recall Brandon Finnegan

    The Score "Danny Duffy was expected to take the mound Tuesday in New York after being bumped from Saturday's scheduled start due to shoulder stiffness. The 26-year-old won't pitch in the Bronx this week, however, as the Kansas City Royals placed Duffy on the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday..." May 25

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    Matthew DeFranks @MDeFranks

    Alex Rios is going on a rehab assignment to Omaha today. #Royals

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    FOX Sports Midwest @FSMidwest

    Toyota @Cardinals Live pregame starts at 12:30 on FSMW. #STLCards pic.twitter.com/pOXG7ax0x2

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Mike Moustakas left the game with a left clavicle contusion.

  • Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2 in rain-shortened game

    Kansas City Star "The skies were polite on Saturday. They waited until Edinson Volquez finished the top of the sixth inning before drenching Kauffman Stadium. Volquez jogged off the diamond when torrents of rain began to fall, providing meteorological aid to a club that doesn’t need the help, allowing them to..." May 24

  • Royals turn to Volquez to keep shutout streak alive with win over Cardinals

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Kendrys Morales hadn't faced St. Louis in more than 20 months before Friday, but not much has changed - he still loves hitting against the Cardinals. He'll look to power the Kansas City Royals to a fifth straight victory Saturday night against St. Louis. Morales went 3 for 5 with his fifth and..." May 23

  • Duffy to miss Saturday's start due to shoulder stiffness

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Danny Duffy will miss his scheduled start Saturday with shoulder stiffness, the latest obstacle for the struggling Kansas City left-hander. Duffy said he first felt stiffness Wednesday while playing catch and then fully felt the injury Thursday during a bullpen session as he completed his..." May 23

  • ‘A team on a mission,’ the Royals dispatch Reds 7-1, await Redbirds

    Kansas City Star "He inspires awe in teammates and incredulity in opponents. His manager says he lacks fear, and rival executives say he lacks a peer in left field. Only one man in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area can imitate the wall-crashing signature of Royals Gold Glover Alex Gordon: His 4-year-old..." May 21

  • Closer Greg Holland back in Royals' pen after sitting out with stiff neck

    Fox Sports Florida "After sitting out Tuesday night's save situation, Royals closer Greg Holland again is available out of the bullpen. Holland woke up Tuesday morning with a stiff neck, an ailment Kansas City's training staff worked on during the game. But Holland's neck failed to loosen and manager Ned Yost..." May 21

  • Yordano Ventura and the Royals cruise past the Reds 3-0

    Royals Review "The Yordano Ventura whose belated arrival all of Kansas City was anxiously awaiting all this season finally showed up at Kauffman Stadium tonight. The first six weeks of the season were trying for all involved, but if this Ventura had been making his way to the mound each time through the..." May 20

  • Edinson Volquez dominates Yankees as Royals roll to 6-0 win

    Kansas City Star "Edinson Volquez scribbles messages to himself before he pitches. The phrases form the foundation of the rejuvenation he underwent last year, so he memorizes little sayings like “first-pitch strikes,” “three pitches and out” and “stay tall.” Sometimes he marks the mantras on his hat. Sometimes he..." May 18

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Duffy will "probably" make his next start, Yost says. But the club needs to see improvement, or they will debate moving him from rotation.

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    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    Gordon is fine, according to Ned. Gordo just getting a day. #Royals

  • 7d
    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    Jason Vargas, eligible to come off DL on Friday, is throwing off the mound this morning for first time since flexor strain. #Royals

  • Suddenly hot Sabathia survives Pirela bloopers in Yanks win over Royals

    New York Post "Jose Pirela’s shaky hands threatened to squeeze the life out of CC Sabathia’s solid outing. Instead of turning Mike Moustakas’ routine ground ball into a double play to choke a fifth-inning Royals rally, Pirela’s hands weren’t up to the mundane challenge of fielding the ball..." May 17

  • Joe Blanton is back in the majors

    Hardball Talk "The Royals announced this afternoon that they have called up right-hander Joe Blanton from Triple-A Omaha. He’s now back in the majors for the first time since 2013. Blanton didn’t pitch last season outside of two appearances with the Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate. The 34-year-old signed on..." May 16

  • Chris Young, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas lead Royals over Yankees 12-1

    Kansas City Star "Half of the pitching duel expected in the Royals-Yankees game materialized. Chris Young, who entered the rotation two weeks ago, had been stunningly good in his first two Royals starts, allowing one unearned run in 11 innings. Michael Pineda has been sensational, a 5-0 record and coming off..." May 16

  • Jeremy Guthrie, Eric Hosmer lead Royals to 6-3 victory over Rangers

    Kansas City Star "Outside the Royals’ clubhouse, less than an hour after their 6-3 victory over the Rangers, stadium attendants shuttled equipment bags and luggage into a white moving truck. Inside the room, players slipped into shirts and ties, ready to come back to Kauffman Stadium owning a better record than the..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Gallardo rights Rangers' ship in win over Royals

    Fox Sports Southwest "Coming off a frustrating, mistake-filled loss the night before, the Rangers turned to a pitcher who has some experience at restoring a team's mojo. Only this time, Yovani Gallardo also turned around a negative trend for him-self in a 5-3 win over Kansas City. Gallardo gave up just two runs..." May 14

  • Royals ride defense and long balls to win 7-6 in extras at Texas

    Royals Review "Tonight the Rangers and Royals seemed intent playing a back-and-forth game--taking leads and giving them away like they were handing out sub-prime mortgages that were sure to default in mere months--with even the Royals vaunted bullpen getting into the mix. Edinson Volquez was relatively..." May 13

  • Early walks and trio of homers help Lewis’ start stand

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Colby Lewis continued to defy logic on Monday night. The 35-year-old right-hander made another quality start, this time holding the Royals to one run on three hits over seven innings as the Rangers won the first of a four-game series 8-2 at Globe Life Park. Pitching: Colby Lewis went at least..." May 12

  • Royals solidify AL Central lead with 2-1 win over Tigers

    Kansas City Star "The deluge fell moments before the ninth inning was set to begin. The resourceful fans at Comerica Park held umbrellas. The desperate hid beneath ponchos and hoodies. The unprepared fled for the safety of the concourse. For the Royals and the Tigers, a deadlocked pitcher’s duel transformed into..." May 11

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Alex Rios has been taking light, dry swings with a fungo bat. Trainer Nick Kenney is confident he'll be able to make contact by next week.

  • 14d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Mike Moustakas will "probably" rejoin the team tomorrow, Ned Yost said.

  • Royals' reliance on Guthrie pays off in takedown of Tigers

    Fox Sports Kansas City "After Jeremy Guthrie's last start, both Guthrie and Royals manager Ned Yost said his progress was apparent. The results weren't there, but the improvement was. During Saturday's 6-2 win over Detroit, the results appeared. Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning and surrendered just two runs,..." May 10

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The Royals activated shortstop Rafael Furcall from the minor-league DL and assigned him to Class A Wilmington.

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    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    #Royals lineup pic.twitter.com/UyFWR45GGc

  • Tigers beat Royals on walk-off error in 9th, 6-5

    Detroit Free Press "Ned Yost noticed it last weekend. The Tigers and their athleticism. Their speed. Their defense. "You can definitely see it," the Royals' manager said before Friday's series opener at Comerica Park. "It makes them a lot more dangerous team." And Yost definitely saw the danger hours later,..." May 09

  • Royals activate Escobar, place Moose on bereavement list and DL Vargas

    Fox Sports Kansas City "The Kansas City Royals had a busy Friday afternoon, announcing several roster moves. Shortstop Alcides Escobar has been activated from the seven-day disabled list (concussion), and will hit leadoff Friday night against the Detroit Tigers. Mike Moustakas, meanwhile, has been placed on the..." May 08

  • Royals win 7-4, regain crucial bullpen pieces

    Royals Review "After a lengthy rain delay, the Royals took on the characteristics of that which causes a rain delay. A storm. They struck quickly, like lightning. Kluber appeared not to have his best stuff at the beginning of the game. After a plunking of Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas punched a grounder just to..." May 08

  • Indians down Kansas City Royals, 10-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco had a little locker room fun before turning serious Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Carrasco, still a member of the bullpen deep in his heart, put a cockroach in former bullpen mate Marc Rzepczynski's shoe. Rzepczynski is not fond of insects and his bullpen mates take..." May 07

  • Royals Acquire Drew Butera From Angels For Ryan Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Angels, Kansas City announced. Infielder Ryan Jackson will head back to the Halos in the deal. For Kansas City to create roster space, lefty Tim Collins has been moved to the 60-day DL. Butera, who was designated for assignment recently by..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

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    Joel Goldberg @goldbergkc

    RHP Kelvin Herrera had his 7-game suspension reduced to 6. He will begin serving today and can return Wednesday at Texas

  • Can the Royals’ bullpen get even better? Luke Hochevar set to return from Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Tonight the Royals’ MLB-best bullpen and its 1.00 ERA are expected to get closer Greg Holland back from the disabled list and Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that they’re also likely to get setup man Luke Hochevar back this weekend. Hochevar missed all of last season following..." May 06

  • Jason Vargas shines as Royals beat Indians 5-3 to begin three-game series

    Kansas City Star "Jason Vargas’ 15th pitch was an 89-mph fast ball that caught too much of the plate and all of Michael Brantley’s bat barrel. The ball disappeared into the right field seats and another discouraging outing loomed. But the home run proved to be Vargas’ only mistake. He surrendered one more hit..." May 06

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Greg Holland will be activated tomorrow, Ned Yost says.

  • Sanchez sharp as Tigers gain series split with Royals

    Detroit News "All's well that ends well. After dropping the first two games against the Royals this weekend, the Tigers will leave Missouri with two straight wins and a slim hold on first place in the AL Central. "These are good wins, bottom line," Victor Martinez said after the Tigers held off the Royals..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Price gem halts Royals' hex over Tigers

    Detroit News "This is what an ace does — he stops the bleeding. The Tigers had lost the first two games of this significant early-season series with the division rival Royals. They were clouted in the first game and suffocated in the second. They needed something to slow the Royals' roll. David Price..." May 03

  • Royals' Cain drops appeal, begins serving two-game suspension

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain dropped his appeal of his two-game suspension and will begin serving the ban on Sunday. Cain will be eligible to return May 6 against Cleveland. Cain was one of four Royals and two White Sox suspended for their roles in an April 23 brawl in Chicago. Edinson..." May 03

  • Young tosses five no-hit innings in Royals' 4-1 win over Tigers

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Chris Young pitched five no-hit innings, but he knew he would not be permitted to go the distance Friday night. Young, making his first start of the year, struck out nine and walked three before exiting with his pitch count reaching 81, as the Detroit Tigers didn't break through until the..." May 02

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Royals, #Rays, #DBacks still believed to be in the mix for Saltalamacchia, though it's unclear if those are the only three.

  • Royals pummel Tigers 8-1 in series opener, reclaim first place in AL Central

    Kansas City Star "If every game could be a series opener for the Royals… Eight series openers, eight victories, and none felt better to the Royals than Thursday’s 8-1 thumping of the Tigers. It means the calendar page turns with the Royals (15-7) in first place, trading spots in the standing with a Tigers..." May 01

  • Danny Salazar improves to 3-0 as Indians beat Royals, 7-5

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis dusted off his home-run swing and Danny Salazar won his third game in as many starts on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Kipnis hit a three-run homer and Salazar pitched six innings as the Indians beat the Royals, 7-5, for just their second victory at home this season. They..." April 30

  • Royals ride six-run seventh inning to 11-5 win over Indians

    Kansas City Star "The scoreboard does not measure aesthetics, but on a night marred by unsightly play from both sides, the motion of Kendrys Morales at the plate qualified as beauty. Morales lifted his right leg to time his swing against Indians reliever Bryan Shaw. He held his stance in repose as he recognized..." April 29

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    CBS Sports MLB @CBSSportsMLB

    Alcides Escobar was just hit by a pitch in the head. He's walking off the field under his power, but that was scary.