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Royals staying hungry for World Series title

Royals staying hungry for World Series title

MLB.com Updated Feb 26 (2 days ago)
How devoted are the Royals to getting back to the World Series? They won't even eat cheeseburgers. Manager Ned Yost brought up the example in response to yet another question about whether this year's club will enter the season simply satisfied it got t…
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  • Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    MLB.com Feb 25 (3 days ago)
    Second baseman Mark Ellis is retiring from baseball, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 37-year-old Ellis, a ninth-round selection of the Royals in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, played 12 years in the Majors with the A's, Rock…
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  • Gordon swings for first time since surgery without issue

    Gordon swings for first time since surgery without issue

    MLB.com Feb 24 (4 days ago)
    After playing long toss on Monday -- Alex Gordon's first attempt at throwing since his wrist surgery in December -- the Royals' outfielder says he awoke Tuesday morning with no discomfort whatsoever.
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  • Starling sharpening offensive, mental parts of game

    Starling sharpening offensive, mental parts of game

    MLB.com Feb 23 (5 days ago)
    Royals' prospect Bubba Starling seeks to improve his game by learning from his struggles in the Minors.
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  • Volquez aiming to help bolster Royals' rotation

    Volquez aiming to help bolster Royals' rotation

    MLB.com Feb 22 (6 days ago)
    Right-hander Edinson Volquez was signed by the Royals essentially to replace James Shields. But Volquez doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on himself, saying he likes to keep it simple.
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  • Pivotal camp at hand for Royals' Coleman

    Pivotal camp at hand for Royals' Coleman

    MLB.com Feb 21
    Clearly on the bubble to make the Royals' bullpen, Louis Coleman is out of options, meaning if he doesn't make the team, he cannot be sent to Triple-A, thus making him a candidate to be designated for assignment.
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  • Collins trying to build on last season's positive finish

    Collins trying to build on last season's positive finish

    MLB.com Feb 21
    There were a lot of reasons to just forget about 2014 for Tim Collins, but the Royals left-hander is ready to build on his strong finish.
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  • Duffy wears new look, raises expectations

    Duffy wears new look, raises expectations

    MLB.com Feb 20
    The new-look Danny Duffy, sporting a heavy beard and a curly hairdo, arrived for the first official workout for Royals pitchers and catchers on Friday.
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  • Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

    Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

    MLB.com Feb 20
    Eric Hosmer admitted he was fretting somewhat about possibly having to sit through an arbitration hearing, but those nerves were quickly settled with the Royals' offer of a two-year deal.
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  • Finnegan's role up for debate at start of camp

    Finnegan's role up for debate at start of camp

    MLB.com Feb 20
    Brandon Finnegan surprised many observers last season when, just months after being drafted in the first round out of TCU, he was called up in September and pressed into fairly high-leverage situations with the Royals. Entering camp, a question remains …
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  • Royals sign Morales to Minors deal

    Royals sign Morales to Minors deal

    MLB.com Feb 19
    The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday, signing Franklin Morales to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.
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  • Royals, all six 2014 division winners report to camp today

    Royals, all six 2014 division winners report to camp today

    MLB.com Feb 19
    It's getting more and more real by the day. Today brings 13 more teams to their Spring Training complexes as pitchers and catchers continue to report, which means there will be 18 clubs in business and only 12 more to arrive through the weekend.
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  • Indians eye Royals-like run in 2015

    Indians eye Royals-like run in 2015

    yahoo.com Feb 18
    With the first batch of pitchers and catchers officially reporting on Wednesday, we can officially declare that baseball is back. And now that we've declared baseball is back, it's time for players to officially declare their optimism for the upcoming s…
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  • Hosmer, Royals agree to 2-year, $13.9M deal

    Hosmer, Royals agree to 2-year, $13.9M deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 18
    First baseman Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration Wednesday by agreeing to a $13.9 million, two-year contract less than 24 hours before their hearing.
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  • Royals taking on 2015 after World Series run

    Royals taking on 2015 after World Series run

    That old, familiar baseball refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers took on an entirely different meaning for the Kansas City Royals this offseason.
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  • Justin Verlander says Tigers are 'still the team to beat' in AL…

    Justin Verlander says Tigers are 'still the team to beat' in AL Central

    yahoo.com Feb 18
    The AL Central figures to be one of the most interesting divisions in baseball for 2015: The Chicago White Sox made a number of top-flight additions this offseason, the Kansas City Royals are coming off a World Series trip, the Cleveland Indians are a p…
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  • Could Alex Gordon have tied Game 7 of the World Series? (Video)

    Could Alex Gordon have tied Game 7 of the World Series? (Video)

    yahoo.com Feb 18
    Sure, the start of spring training is just days away, but there are still questions that need to be answered about how last season ended. The San Francisco Giants won Game 7 of the World Series after Madison Bumgarner got Kansas City Royals catcher Salv…
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  • Holland, Royals reach deal, avoid arbitration

    Holland, Royals reach deal, avoid arbitration

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 13
    The Kansas City Royals and closer Greg Holland avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.25 million, one-year contract before their hearing.
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  • Blanton comes out of retirement, signs Minors deal with KC

    Blanton comes out of retirement, signs Minors deal with KC

    MLB.com Feb 13
    The Royals have signed veteran right-hander Joe Blanton to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training
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  • Royals sign Gordon's brother to Minor League deal

    Royals sign Gordon's brother to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Feb 12
    The Royals on Thursday purchased the contract of Alex Gordon's younger brother, Derek, from the Kansas City T-Bones, an independent Minor League team.
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  • Royals, Herrera avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Royals, Herrera avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    MLB.com Feb 12
    The Royals signed reliever Kelvin Herrera to a two-year deal on Thursday allowing the two sides to avoid an arbitration hearing.
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  • Shields gave Royals what they needed, when they needed it

    Shields gave Royals what they needed, when they needed it

    MLB.com Feb 11
    With right-hander James Shields on his way to the San Diego Padres, the Royals will take comfort in that they got exactly what they wanted from Shields during his two seasons in Kansas City.
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  • 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.
  • Video - Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal 02:24

    Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal

    Dec 15
    ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Royals' signing of outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year, $11 million contract, and the impact he will have in Kansas City.
  • Video - Giants Out Of Lester Bidding 09:58

    Giants Out Of Lester Bidding

    Dec 9
    "Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Jim Bowden, Jerry Crasnick and Tim Kurkjian report from the winter meetings, including the latest on Jon Lester's free-agent decision and other pitchers available to the teams that don't sign Lester.

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