Royals Rumors & News

  • Mariners unleash fireworks in 13-2 victory over Royals

    Seattle Times "Just a few hours after he admitted that his team wasn’t an “offensive juggernaut” — a premise few would argue with him about — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon watched his team look like one on Tuesday night. The Mariners scored a combined 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings and rolled to an..." September 17

  • White Sox outlast Royals in record-setting game

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura was still in a joking mood -- even after managing a nine-inning game that lasted 4 hours, 16 minutes Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. “I didn’t even notice,” Ventura joked of the game’s length. “I thought it was nice and crisp.” It probably helped Ventura’s..." September 17

  • Daniel Nava grand as Sox come back against Royals

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox fell behind early, but erased a 4-0 deficit with an eight-run attack highlighted by a three-run shot from Xander Bogaerts and a Daniel Nava grand slam. While the Red Sox enjoyed some nice performances at the plate, you may have gathered that this was not exactly a banner night for..." September 15

  • The only way Ned Yost makes sense for the Royals

    SB Nation "Ned Yost is used to fans being mad at him. Back in 2008, he was the manager of the Brewers, and SI.com ran an article centered around his unpopularity: "I could do four hours of Ned Yost every day if I wanted to," says Steve "The Homer" True, the host of a drive time radio sports talk show in..." September 15

  • 2d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Danny Duffy said he survived his light bullpen session, and felt no pain during it. He still hopes to pitch Tuesday.

  • Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

    Fox Sports "Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager Ned Yost overhauled his batting order and got immediate results. The Royals scored seven runs for the first..." September 14

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Danny Duffy plans to throw a light bullpen on Sunday. He hopes to start on Tuesday.

  • Sox Continue Their Mastery of the Royals with 4-2 Win

    Boston Globe "In another blow to the Royals postseason hopes, the Red Sox got six strong innings from Allen Webster and a big game from reserve second baseman Jemile Weeks to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night at Kaufmann Stadium. The win improved the Sox to 5-0 against the Royals this year. Despite David..." September 13

  • Buchholz wins 3rd straight, snaps Sox skid

    ESPN Boston "There's not enough time for Clay Buchholz to put lipstick on this pig of a season and make it look good. Same with the last-place Boston Red Sox, who have followed their World Series championship with a real stinker of a year. There is time, however, for the veteran right-hander to leave 2014..." September 12

  • Kansas City wins 3-0 in a Big Game versus Detroit

    Royals Review "James Shields steps into the clubhouse before putting on his warmup clothes, setting his phone in his locker. He converses with Billy Butler about the upcoming Chiefs game, both concluding it would be an unmitigated disaster for the red team, both pinkie swearing not to tell this to their Chiefs..." September 11

  • Tigers get to Royals' Jeremy Guthrie again, cut AL Central deficit to 1 game

    Detroit News "So in the opener of the big-cat twin bill Monday —– Tigers during the day, Lions at night — the Tigers benefited from history repeating itself. They piled up eight hits against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in a six-run third inning, en route to a 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals at..." September 09

  • Yankees offense pulls a no-show against Royals, Bombers lose to K.C. 2-0

    New York Daily News "The Stadium was a happy place early Sunday afternoon as the Yankees feted their captain, celebrating his remarkable career with Derek Jeter Day. But the good feelings — and the buzzing atmosphere — evaporated during a sloppy game that could be damaging to the club’s dream of one last postseason..." September 08

  • 9d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Ned Yost says there's a "good possibility" Danny Duffy is only dealing with biceps tendinitis. Yost also said he was not a physician.

  • Ned Yost gives Royals DH Billy Butler day off to “mentally relax a little bit”

    Kansas City Star "Royals manager Ned Yost started Josh Willingham at designated hitter for the second day in a row on Sunday. One of his reasons was he wanted to give Billy Butler "a day off to mentally relax a little bit. He’s been grinding really hard." Butler has batted .182 in his last 10 games. He posted..." September 07

  • 9d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Greg Holland (triceps tightness) says he is good to pitch today. He may still be held out as a precaution.

  • Yankees’ offense finally busts out in win over Royals

    New York Post "If the Yankees actually are going to keep September interesting, they’re going to have to play better than they have all season — and even if they manage that, they will need a lot of breaks. They got one on Saturday, when Kansas City starter Danny Duffy, among the league leaders in ERA this..." September 07

  • 10d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Danny Duffy diagnosed w left shoulder soreness. #Royals

  • 10d
    Vahe Gregorian @vgregorian

    Holland had tightness in tricep, held out for precautionary reasons.

  • James Shields pitches Royals to 1-0 victory in series opener over Yanks

    Kansas City Star "The formula still worked for the Royals, at least on this night. It was Wade Davis rather than Greg Holland locking down the ninth inning Friday at Yankee Stadium, but the result was the same. And as long as Holland’s triceps issue is as minor as the Royals said it was, they can look back on..." September 06

  • 10d
    Kansas City Royals @Royals

    #Royals have released LHP Bruce Chen.

  • Royals complete sweep of Rangers, win 4-1

    Royals Review "In a night where Justin Verlander continues his season-long slow burn back from whatever planet he occupied all by himself, catalyzing a 7-0 Detroit Tigers loss, the Kansas City Royals stepped ahead. Kansas City won 4-1 against the Texas Rangers, finishing a sweep that was so desperately needed..." September 04

  • Ned Yost says his players tried too hard in front of large crowds

    Hardball Talk "The Royals best win of the season came on Tuesday night. But because there were only 13,000 people there, Ned Yost took it upon himself to call out the fans for not showing up, saying that the Royals needed their support: “I mean, what, 13,000 people got to see a great game? . . . We’re in..." September 01

  • Mother Nature leaves the Cleveland Indians three outs away from a sweep in Kansas City

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Only Mother Nature could prevent the Indians from sweeping the first-place Royals. And she only did half the trick. A late-night summer storm passed through Kauffman Stadium just as Kyle Crockett took the hill to attempt to close out a 4-2 Indians win, a triumph that would complete a three-game..." September 01

  • 16d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Ned Yost hopes Josh Willingham will be back in the lineup on Tuesday. His back is still stiff.

  • Cleveland Indians inch closer in the standings after outlasting the Royals, 3-2, in 11 innings

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jose Ramirez rose up off his backside, his pants dirtied, his helmet jarred loose. He smacked his hands together and exhaled as his foot graced third base. After nearly 11 innings, many dripping with late-season drama, he was 90 feet from home. The Indians have been pushed to the brink on..." August 31

  • Collective effort at the plate, on the mound gives Cleveland Indians 6-1 win in series opener against the Royals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is what the Indians have wanted. It's what they have aimed for all year. Despite a season defined, to this point, by inconsistency and shortcomings in all phases of the game, the Indians are playing meaningful contests against teams that sit ahead of them in the standings. The schedule now..." August 30

  • Twins keep their cool, score big in 10th over Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Usually, there are no saves awarded in an 11-5 victory like the Twins’ over Kansas City on Thursday night. But go ahead and credit Trevor Plouffe with a big save. Plouffe intercepted Jordan Schafer as he muttered his way past umpire Ron Kulpa, the man at third base who had just called an irate..." August 29

  • Royals claim Jayson Nix

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star tweets. Nix was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Monday. Nix, 31, has bounced around a good deal this year, and will now join his fourth organization on the season." August 29

  • Salvador Perez wears women’s perfume behind the plate

    Hardball Talk "Kansas City TV station KSHB in Kansas City interviewed Royals catcher Salvador Perez. It’s the standard stuff: he hopes the Royals will win the World Series this year. He used to play a different position before playing catcher. He is close friends with his teammates. He wears womens’ perfume..." August 29

  • 19d
    Jeffrey Flanagan @jflanagankc

    #Royals' Hosmer taking BP. Could go on rehab assignment this weekend

  • Royals attendance is up, even as Ned Yost’s comments touch a nerve with fans

    Kansas City Star "As Alex Gordon’s game-winning home run sailed over the fence on Tuesday night, Kim Clawson shook her husband, Kevin, in excitement. From their home in Topeka. The Clawsons have attended some 25 Royals games at Kauffman Stadium this season and made it over for Wednesday’s game against the..." August 28

  • Royals rally again as Nori Aoki, Jarrod Dyson come through in 6-1 victory over Twins

    Kansas City Star "The chants overlapped as Nori Aoki stepped toward the plate. From both sides of Kauffman Stadium, the fans threw their voices toward the diamond, the sounds mixing but not muddling. The words were simple — “Let’s go Royals” — but the volume blared in the eighth inning of a 6-1 victory over..." August 28

  • 20d
    Kansas City Royals @Royals

    #Royals recall RHP Liam Hendriks from AAA, he will start tonight vs. Twins; option RHP Aaron Crow to Northwest Arkansas (AA).

  • Alex Gordon’s walk-off home run lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Twins

    Kansas City Star "For a team that couldn’t hit the ocean falling out of a boat for two games and eight innings, Royals starter Danny Duffy had a feeling in the bottom of the ninth. He knew who was due up. “You got Gordo coming up and you know something big’s going to happen,” Duffy said. Like a charm, Alex..." August 27

  • On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans

    Kansas City Star "Back in the training room, Danny Duffy is fixated on the television as a ninth inning that feels more important than most begins. The Royals need two runs to win. They have scored two runs in their last 28 innings. The Twins have called on their All-Star closer, the one with a biting fastball and..." August 27

  • 23d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Eric Hosmer will undergo another X-ray on his hand on Monday. Hopes to be cleared to start his hitting program.

  • Guthrie overcomes first pitch HR, Royals beat Texas 6-3

    Fox Sports Kansas City "One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn't allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had two..." August 24

  • Royals’ Alex Gordon says he’ll delay free agency

    Kansas City Star "On his first day as a Kansas City Royal, Josh Willingham leaned back in a clubhouse chair and took in his surroundings. Across the room, a group of reporters ringed a corner locker. Willingham turned to new teammate Danny Duffy and asked about the status of the locker’s inhabitant. “So Alex..." August 24

  • Yordano Ventura tames Texas Rangers as KC Royals win 6-3

    Kansas City Star "The follow-through of Yordano Ventura can resemble a combination of beauty and chaos. His right leg rises to his waist and whip-saws his body toward first base. His right arm resembles a windmill. His limbs flail as his body absorbs the energy created by the velocity of his fastball. At times..." August 23

  • 25d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Scott Downs (neck thing) is slated to throw a session of live B.P. when the team returns home. He is eligible to come off the D.L. Shrug.

  • MRI comes back negative on Salvador Perez’s knee

    Hardball Talk "Good news here for the first-place Royals — I just like saying that — as Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that an MRI on Salvador Perez‘s right knee revealed no structural damage. Perez left Monday’s game after he tweaked the patella tendon in his knee while running the bases. He..." August 22

  • Salvador Perez to undergo MRI on knee after sitting out Royals finale against Rockies

    Kansas City Star "Two days after he first tweaked the patella tendon in his right knee, and one day after he returned to the lineup without any extra rest, Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from Wednesday’s game at Coors Field. He experienced a recurrence of symptoms shortly before the game began. “He..." August 21

  • Jorge De La Rosa improves to 9-2 in 13 starts at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa has found a home sweet home on the Front Range. Although his team owns the worst record in the National League, he departed Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals with a 13-8 record and 4.21 ERA. He has a legitimate chance to surpass his..." August 21

  • Omar Infante comes through as Royals streak past Rockies

    Kansas City Star "On the plane ride into Colorado, as Monday evening segued into Tuesday morning, Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday. His team arrived at its hotel at 2 a.m. He awoke the next morning still the steward of a first-place club and a manager suddenly incapable of missteps. He crafted his Royals..." August 20

  • Erik Kratz homers twice as Royals down Twins, 6-4; Salvador Perez exits with knee pain

    Kansas City Star "The sequence confirmed the blessed fortune shining on the Royals, even as the events hinted at the organization’s darkest fear. In the seventh inning of a 6-4 victory over Minnesota on Monday, Salvador Perez stood inside the dugout with his shirt untucked and his right knee sore. It was his turn..." August 19

  • Closer Greg Holland admits he’s fatigued but will still answer Royals’ ninth-inning call

    Kansas City Star "The aftershocks from Greg Holland’s momentary lapses in Friday’s ninth inning were still apparent the next afternoon. Manager Ned Yost blamed himself for overusing his closer. Holland insisted he would continue to answer the call, even as he dealt with fatigue. His weariness manifested against..." August 17

  • Hughes strong, Suzuki homers as Twins top Kansas City

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Let’s get the Kurt Suzuki lowlight out of the way. The Royals’ Nori Aoki took off for third base in the fourth inning on Saturday. Suzuki turned and threw to third — but the ball ended up rolling to Chris Parmelee in left. A wild throw, and then some. Aoki was able to score on the wild..." August 17

  • Josh Willingham keys Royals rally in 6-5 victory over Minnesota Twins

    Kansas City Star "The homecoming ended with a three-child welcoming committee. A chorus of “Daddy!” rang as Josh Willingham opened the door of the visitors’ clubhouse at Target Field and welcomed his boys, ages 2, 4 and 7. Willingham called this ballpark home for three years but never experienced a winning..." August 16

  • Rolling Royals win again, top Oakland A’s 7-3

    Kansas City Star "Throughout the wild ride to the top of the American League Central, the Royals have been front-runners, rarely accessing an extra gear to overcome a deficit. The pitching has overwhelmed opponents, and they’ve generated enough power and timely hits to take control of games early and cruise..." August 15

  • KC Wins 3-0 Over Oakland

    Royals Review "NEW WINNING STREAK One in a row! New streak! I'm also getting excited. Knowing the Kansas City sports scene (aside from Sporting), this is generally a bad thing to have happen to you, but it's probably time to just go with it. It was a predictably low scoring affair between two lefties..." August 14