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Royals swap Pounders for Minor League pitcher

Royals swap Pounders for Minor League pitcher

MLB.com Updated Dec 1 (4 days ago)
The Royals on Thursday traded right-hander Brooks Pounders to the Angels for Minor League right-hander Jared Ruxer.
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  • As window closes on K.C.'s core, uncertainty reigns over Royals

    As window closes on K.C.'s core, uncertainty reigns over Royals

    ESPN.com 2 hours ago
    As window closes on K.C.'s core, uncertainty reigns over Royals
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  • How the Royals comforted a family struck by unthinkable tragedy

    How the Royals comforted a family struck by unthinkable tragedy

    yahoo.com Nov 26
    The Schwab family and the Kansas City Royals come together. Left to right: Mike Moustakas, Michelle Schwab, Danny Duffy, Alex and Nathan Schwab, Jarrod Dyson, Scott Schwab and Eric Hosmer. (Kansas City Star) Sometimes the most simple gestures can make t…
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  • Junis among 4 Royals added to 40-man roster

    Junis among 4 Royals added to 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 18
    The Royals made a flurry of roster moves ahead of Friday's deadline for protecting Rule 5 Draft candidates, first designating for assignment catcher Tony Cruz, then adding pitchers Jake Junis and Andrew Edwards, catcher Cameron Gallagher and first basem…
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  • Royals ink Butera to 2-year, $3.8 million deal

    Royals ink Butera to 2-year, $3.8 million deal

    MLB.com Nov 18
    The Royals and catcher Drew Butera have agreed to a two-year, $3.8 million deal. Butera will earn $1.5 million in 2017 and $2.3 million in '18.
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  • Cuthbert may be Royals' backup plan at DH

    Cuthbert may be Royals' backup plan at DH

    MLB.com Nov 14
    Just a few days after general manager Dayton Moore said the Royals "had interest" in re-signing designated hitter Kendrys Morales, Morales reportedly has a deal with the Blue Jays.
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  • KC will listen to offers, unlikely to add payroll

    KC will listen to offers, unlikely to add payroll

    MLB.com Nov 9
    If there's one thing Royals general manager Dayton Moore is fairly certain of, it's that his players will be smack in the middle of numerous trade rumors this offseason.
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  • Royals decline 2017 club option on Hochevar

    Royals decline 2017 club option on Hochevar

    MLB.com Nov 5
    The Royals announced on Saturday they've declined the $7 million mutual option with right-handed reliever Luke Hochevar, making him a free agent eligible to sign with any team as early as Tuesday.
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  • Ben Zobrist, great neighbor, signed autographs outside his hous…

    Ben Zobrist, great neighbor, signed autographs outside his house

    It’s been quite an amazing two years for Ben Zobrist. He won the World Series in 2015 with the Kansas City Royals, which on its own is pretty great. But this year, he played an instrumental role in getting the Chicago Cubs their first World Series champ…
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  • Final round: Best World Series winner

    Final round: Best World Series winner

    MLB.com Oct 28
    Sports on Earth's bracket for the best World Series winner is down to two teams: the 1972 A's and 2015 Royals.
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  • Staumont shows verve with swing-and-miss curve

    Staumont shows verve with swing-and-miss curve

    MLB.com Oct 22
    While Josh Staumont's chances of posting an ERA of 0.00 in the Arizona Fall League came to an end on Saturday, the Royals' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good for Surprise in a 10-8 win over Glendale
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  • Q&A: Saberhagen on early career, '85 World Series

    Q&A: Saberhagen on early career, '85 World Series

    MLB.com Oct 22
    Bret Saberhagen enjoyed a career in which he was a three-time All-Star and two-time winner of the American League Cy Young Award. He pitched in the postseason with the Royals (1984, '85), Rockies ('95) and Red Sox ('98, '99). He is the subject of this w…
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  • Royals' Toups records three hits in first Fall League action

    Royals' Toups records three hits in first Fall League action

    MLB.com Oct 12
    Corey Toups, the Royals' No. 30 prospect, picked up three hits for the Saguaros as Surprise and Peoria played to a 7-7 tie in 11 innings on Wednesday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex.
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  • Royals' Young undergoes abdominal area surgery

    Royals' Young undergoes abdominal area surgery

    MLB.com Oct 11
    Royals right-hander Chris Young underwent successful surgery to repair his bilateral core and right-sided adductor, the club announced Tuesday.
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  • Blue Jays 7, Rangers 6 | Toronto wins series, 3-0: With Help Fr…

    Blue Jays 7, Rangers 6 | Toronto wins series, 3-0: With Help From an Error, the Blue Jays Sweep the Rangers and Advance

    nytimes.com Oct 10
    Toronto completed a sweep over the Texas Rangers after Rougned Odor made a wild throw while trying to turn a double play in the bottom of the 10th inning.
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  • Game Over: The 2016 Kansas City Royals

    Game Over: The 2016 Kansas City Royals

    yahoo.com Oct 9
    Champs no more. Thanks for the memories, Royals. (Yahoo Sports) Sorry, Kansas City Royals, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Probably the same one you left it in last year before losing the key. After ending a 30-year World Series champions…
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  • 3 reasons Indians can win World Series

    3 reasons Indians can win World Series

    MLB.com Oct 4
    The Tribe featured a versatile offense, dynamic defense and a pitching staff that had its depth tested by a wave of injuries late in the season. When the smoke cleared, Cleveland unseated the Royals as the AL Central champions, winning the division for …
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  • After 2 World Series Trips, Royals Begin Offseason Early

    After 2 World Series Trips, Royals Begin Offseason Early

    nytimes.com Oct 3
    For two decades, finishing at .500 would have given the Royals reason to celebrate.
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  • Lindor Helps Indians Top Royals 3-2 in Regular-Season Finale

    Lindor Helps Indians Top Royals 3-2 in Regular-Season Finale

    Indians manager Terry Francona sat in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, moments after a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, and knew only that Boston awaited his club in the postseason.
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  • Tribe wins in KC, gains ALDS home-field edge

    Tribe wins in KC, gains ALDS home-field edge

    MLB.com Oct 2
    Following a 3-2 win over the Royals on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, the Indians had to sit and wait for the results of the Blue Jays-Red Sox game in Boston before knowing whether they'd clinched home-field advantage in the American League Divis…
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  • Francona tabs Bauer for Game 1 of ALDS

    Francona tabs Bauer for Game 1 of ALDS

    MLB.com Oct 1
    Trevor Bauer will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox on Thursday. Terry Francona announced the decision after Cleveland's 6-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
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  • Merritt's 1st win helps Indians' bid for 2 seed

    Merritt's 1st win helps Indians' bid for 2 seed

    MLB.com Sep 30
    In a game with postseason implications, and ace Corey Kluber temporarily out of the rotation, the Indians handed the ball to a rookie. Lefty Ryan Merritt was up for the challenge, turning in a strong effort that fueled a 7-2 win over the Royals on Frida…
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  • Video - Royals Injury Update 02:12

    Royals Injury Update

    Mar 4
    ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
  • Video - Ned Yost Joins Olbermann 06:25

    Ned Yost Joins Olbermann

    Mar 2
    Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost joins Keith Olbermann to discuss his team's outlook heading into the 2015 season, and an app he developed in the offseason.
  • Video - Weather-Based Promotion Nets Fans Cheap Tickets 02:59

    Weather-Based Promotion Nets Fans Cheap Tickets

    Feb 17
    Wilmington Blue Rocks general manager Chris Kemple discusses the weather-based promotion that resulted in his team selling tickets for 4 cents each.
  • Video - Olney: Market For James Shields 01:53

    Olney: Market For James Shields

    Feb 3
    Buster Olney explains how James Shields went from one of the hottest names this winter to a man still on the free-agent market, and how next offseason is a big reason for that.