Royals Rumors & News

  • Royals' Perez concerned for Herrera after early exit: 'I think he's hurt'

    CBS Sports "Herrera exited Tuesday's game against the Rockies with right forearm tightness, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports. Herrera was summoned to pitch the ninth inning Tuesday, but was removed from the game after allowing two walks and a hit while only recording two outs. " August 23

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Royals Put Joakim Soria On 10-Day DL With Oblique Strain

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals announced Friday that setup man Joakim Soria has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to Aug. 16, so Soria can be activated on the 26th of this month, but oblique injuries often require upwards of a month to fully heal...." August 18

  • Royals pitcher Trevor Cahill lands on DL again with shoulder issue

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals placed right-hander Trevor Cahill on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder impingement syndrome on Thursday, the team announced. Cahill, acquired by the Royals in a multiplayer trade with the San Diego Padres, has struggled in three starts with Kansas City. He has a 8.18..." August 11

  • Royals place RHP Trevor Cahill on DL with shoulder injury

    Fanrag Sports "The Kansas City Royals announced Thursday that they have placed right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder impingement syndrome. Right-hander Kevin McCarthy was recalled from Triple-A to take Cahill’s spot on the active roster. Cahill started Wednesday’s..." August 10

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • Royals manager Ned Yost benches Alex Gordon in effort to hit the reset button on season

    Kansas City Star "His batting average back under .200 and his season-long slump deepening, left fielder Alex Gordon will sit for the next few days in an attempt to hit the reset button on a frustrating year, Royals manager Ned Yost said on Tuesday. “[He’s] scuffling,” Yost said. “I’m going to give him more than..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Royals place Salvador Perez on DL and recall Cameron Gallagher

    The Score "The Kansas City Royals have placed workhorse catcher Salvador Perez on the 10-day disabled list after he left Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners in the 7th inning with a right intercostal strain. As a corresponding move, the Royals recalled Cam Gallagher from Triple-A Omaha. In 68..." August 06

  • White Sox Trade Melky Cabrera To Royals For 2 Prospects "Continuing to sell off all their veterans, the White Sox traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the Royals on Sunday for two prospects. In return, Chicago received 22-year-old right-hander A.J. Puckett and 23-year-old left-hander Andre Davis. The White Sox also sent the Roayls cash..." July 30

  • Royals, Cardinals have discussed Lance Lynn

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Royals still appear interested in Cardinals’ right-hander Lance Lynn, though any potential deal might be on hold for the time being. Lynn is rapidly approaching free agency at the end of the 2017 season and has already attracted a number of serious..." July 29

  • Royals trade John Farrell's son, Luke, to Dodgers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced on Friday that they’ve acquired right-hander Luke Farrell from the Royals in exchange for cash. Farrell was designated for assignment earlier this week when Kansas City acquired the trio of Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter from the Padres. The Dodgers moved..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Salvador Perez day-to-day after leaving game with rib tightness

    Larry Brown Sports "Salvador Perez is day-to-day after leaving Tuesday’s Royals game with rib tightness. The Kansas City catcher exited the game during the fifth inning and was replaced by backup Drew Butera. His injury is described as rib tightness – a problem he’s battled all year. Perez was 1-for-2 with a..." July 26

  • Royals in talks with Blue Jays about acquiring Francisco Liriano

    Sportsnet "The Kansas City Royals are in talks with the Toronto Blue Jays about acquiring starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Liriano, a pending free agent, has struggled mightily this season, but is coming off a stellar outing against the Oakland Athletics on Monday..." July 26

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Pirates and Royals: Off the trade block, ready to shake up pennant races

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole walked slowly into the near-empty clubhouse late Monday evening at AT&T Park, but instead of answering questions about trade rumors, he was talking about playoffs. Kanas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who was supposed to be wearing a Boston Red Sox..." July 25

  • Royals acquire three pitchers from Padres in exchange for Matt Strahm and Travis Wood

    Kansas City Star "One week before the trade deadline, the Royals executed a deal to reinforce their pitching staff, acquiring starting pitcher Trevor Cahill, reliever Brandon Maurer and left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter from the San Diego Padres in exchange for left-handed pitchers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm and..." July 24

  • Nate Karns underwent season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Hardball Talk "’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that Royals pitcher Nate Karns underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome on Wednesday. He’s expected to be ready for spring training next year. Karns went on the disabled list in May with an elbow injury and didn’t make much progress. The Royals acquired..." July 21

  • Giants expected to sign Pablo Sandoval with Royals interested

    Fanrag Sports "Although it is expected that the San Francisco Giants will be bringing back free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday afternoon, the three-time World Series Champion is also receiving some other interest from around the league. A source close to the station has highlighted the Kansas City..." July 21

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Royals MiLB player Khalil Lee strikes out eight times in 21-inning game

    Sportsnaut "When baseball games go long, weird stats tend to happen. Khalil Lee of the Lexington Legends, the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, found that out the hard way. Lee took a 1-for-9 in the game, which dropped his batting average by five points. But that’s not the story. No, the story..." July 15

  • Mike Moustakas could sign with Angels in offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "After spending the first seven years of his big-league career in Kansas City, Mike Moustakas may be headed west. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports on Thursday that the Royals third baseman “continues to be linked to the Angels for next year.” Heyman also notes that Moustakas is originally..." July 14

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Nate Karns might need season-ending surgery

    Hardball Talk "Two Royals pitchers are facing a premature end to the 2017 season, according to comments from club manager Ned Yost and vice president of communication Mike Swanson. Left-hander Matt Strahm underwent season-ending knee surgery on Friday after sustaining a torn patellar tendon in his left knee last..." July 08

  • Royals' Duffy calls out MLB for excessive drug tests

    Fanrag Sports "Kansas City Royals left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy is listed at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, but that hasn’t stopped MLB officials from slowing down on the testing. Duffy took to his Twitter account on Friday to state that he’s been tested 12 times already this season, promising that his stature is..." July 08

  • Did fans get the MLB Final Vote right?

    The Comeback "It’s okay to go back on Twitter now, as the Final Vote chaos has finally (and thankfully) ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner has been selected by fans to be the final player on the National League roster, while the Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas has been chosen as the American..." July 07

  • Justin Turner, Mike Moustakas win All-Star Game final vote

    USA Today "Third basemen Justin Turner and Mike Moustakas rode a groundswell of support from their fan bases - and a cooperative effort - to prevail in online balloting for the final All-Star Game roster spots in the National and American leagues, respectively. Turner, the NL leader in both batting..." July 06

  • Royals actually look like buyers

    Fanrag Sports "The Royals have been suspected to be a likely seller all along, but word is, they are actually preparing to do the opposite and become a buyer. Sources suggest they have scouts out and are looking to buy. “We’re evaluating the landscape, and paying close attention to what may be available in..." July 06

  • Five MLB teams that should sell at the trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The second wild card in Major League Baseball has made the trade deadline even more interesting and complex. There are typically more buyers and fewer sellers by virtue of more teams being in contention for the extra playoff spots. There are, however, a handful of teams that are either on the..." July 05

  • Charlie Blackmon, Mike Moustakas, Cody Bellinger added to Home Run Derby

    Hardball Talk "The Home Run Derby pool of contestants is now complete. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the other three players confirmed for participation are Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger. Earlier, we learned that Aaron Judge..." July 05

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • John Farrell leaving Red Sox to attend his son's Major League debut

    Boston Herald "Manager John Farrell will not be with the Red Sox on Saturday. He has a different Major League game to attend. Farrell is flying to Kansas City to see his son Luke make his Major League debut with the Royals. Bench coach Gary Disarcina will manage the Red Sox for the day. “You know, I don’t..." July 01

  • Royals put Cuthbert on DL, recall Soler from Omaha

    Fox Sports "A wrist injury to infielder Cheslor Cuthbert has opened the door for outfielder Jorge Soler’s return to Kansas City from Triple-A Omaha. The Royals placed Cuthbert on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain Wednesday. His roster spot will be filled by Soler, who has been tearing up..." June 28

  • Duffy makes first Triple-A rehab start "Royals left-hander Danny Duffy pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday as he works to return from a right oblique strain. Duffy, who hadn't pitched in a game since sustaining the injury on May 28 in Cleveland, struck out three batters and gave up two hits...." June 25

  • Mike Moustakas has a chance to blow Royals' home run record out of the water

    CBS Sports "Remember Steve Balboni? Many will. Many won't. The stocky first baseman/designated hitter had a quick run as the Royals' primary power hitter in the mid- to late-'80s, averaging 29 home runs per season from 1984-87 in K.C. He won a ring as part of that 1985 Royals team, hitting .320 in the World..." June 25

  • Royals won't be sellers unless they 'completely collapse'

    ESPN "Eric Hosmer was in high school in 2008 when Dayton Moore saw him for the first time. "I remember the presence and the athleticism," the Royals general manager recalled earlier this week. "The easiness around the bag. A plus-plus arm. Hard contact to the middle of the field." He paused and said..." June 23

  • Royals agree to deal with Feliz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Neftali Feliz, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Feliz was designated for assignment and released by the Brewers over the past week. The 29-year-old Feliz inked a one-year, $5.35MM deal with the Brewers this..." June 23

  • Royals credit Moylan’s espresso machine for helping with turnaround

    Yardbarker "After they were essentially left for dead early on in the season, the Kansas City Royals have showed plenty of life as of late. The team has won seven of its last eight games and is now 11-5 in the month of June, and caffeine has played a big role in the newfound success. Relief pitcher Peter..." June 19

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Red Sox among contenders scouting Royals' Minor

    CSN New England "The Red Sox are one of several teams reportedly scouting Royals relief pitcher Mike Minor, according to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale. Minor returned this year after missing the last two seasons with shoulder issues. The 29-year-old left-hander was in the Braves' starting rotation from 2010-14,..." June 11

  • Ranking MLB managers on the hot seat after Cardinals' Matheny dodges bullet

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced some personnel changes designed to right their course following a winless road trip. Manager Mike Matheny was not among those impacted, though many wondered if he was about to be fired leading into the Cardinals' press conference. Matheny has become..." June 11

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Report: Nationals keeping close eye on Kelvin Herrera

    Larry Brown Sports "After Jonathan Papelbon in 2015 and Mark Melancon in 2016, the Nationals may be continuing their streak of trading for a closer midseason. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Tuesday that the Nationals are “keeping a close eye” on Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin..." June 06

  • Hosmer: Volquez pitching no-no on Ventura's birthday wasn't a coincidence

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Caught up in all the hoopla with Saturday being what would have been Yordano Ventura’s 26th birthday, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer didn’t know former teammate Edinson Volquez was starting Saturday for the Marlins. But as the afternoon and evening progressed, Hosmer and the rest of..." June 05

  • Royals option OF Jorge Soler to minors

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals have optioned slumping outfielder Jorge Soler to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, recalling Billy Burns to take his place on the roster. Soler was the Royals' prize acquisition when they got him in a trade that sent reliever Wade Davis to the Chicago Cubs." June 03

  • The Royals have released Bobby Parnell

    Hardball Talk "The Kansas City Royals have released righty reliever Bobby Parnell. Parnell actually opted out of his minor league deal and asked for his release when it became clear that he had no spot in the big league bullpen for the Royals. This after he posted a 4.71 ERA and a 17/13 K/BB ratio over 21..." June 02

  • Royals manager Ned Yost struggling to find playing time for Jorge Soler

    Kansas City Star "Outfielder Jorge Soler was out of the starting lineup again Wednesday as the Royals concluded a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. It was his second consecutive day off and his fifth in the last seven games. In his team’s last 11 contests, he has started just four times. Soler, 25,..." June 01