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Butler thanks KC for his time with the Royals

Butler thanks KC for his time with the Royals

MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
Departed designated hitter Billy Butler gave thanks to Kansas City fans and the Royals organization on Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in the Thanksgiving edition of the Kansas City Star.
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  • Dodgers send infielder Jackson to Royals

    Dodgers send infielder Jackson to Royals

    MLB.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Infielder Ryan Jackson, a member of the Dodgers for 23 days, was traded to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for cash considerations.
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  • Courageous coming out by Royals employee

    Courageous coming out by Royals employee

    MLB.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)
    Inspired by Kansas City's magical October bond, Royals employee Matt Schulte came out to the world.
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  • Padres make Minors trade among roster moves

    Padres make Minors trade among roster moves

    MLB.com Nov 20 (7 days ago)
    The Padres tidied up their 40-man roster on Thursday in advance of the Rule 5 Draft next month, pulling off a trade, adding three to the roster while shedding two other players. The Padres traded outfielder Reymond Fuentes to the Royals in exchange for …
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  • Royals make trade, add prospects to 40-man roster

    Royals make trade, add prospects to 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 20 (7 days ago)
    The Royals spiced up their 40-man roster moves on Thursday by making a trade, acquiring outfielder Reymond Fuentes from San Diego for Minor League pitcher Kyle Bartsch. They also promoted outfielder Jorge Bonifacio and shortstop Orlando Calixte, which b…
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  • The A's are already making Billy Butler feel welcome

    The A's are already making Billy Butler feel welcome

    Welcome to Oakland, Billy Butler, where the A's are usually a fun bunch of ballplayers. News broke Tuesday night that the A's had inked Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal, a nice sum for the ex-Kansas City Royals designated hitter, who's coming of…
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  • Seeking offensive upgrade, A's land Billy Butler on three-year,…

    Seeking offensive upgrade, A's land Billy Butler on three-year, $30M deal

    yahoo.com Nov 18
    Billy Butler didn't sound like a guy ready to leave the Kansas City Royals despite the team declining his $12.5 million option for 2015. Of course, that was before the Oakland A's called offering a three-year, $30 million deal, plus a $5 million signing…
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  • Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    MLB.com Nov 18
    The World Series-champion Giants will open their Spring Training schedule on March 3 against the Athletics at newly renovated HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., and they will face the American League-champion Royals on March 23 at Scottsdale Stadium.
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  • Guthrie visits Japanese Hall of Fame exhibit

    Guthrie visits Japanese Hall of Fame exhibit

    MLB.com Nov 17
    Throughout his time at the Japan All-Star Series, Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has learned much about his Japanese heritage. Guthrie has met relatives for the first time, eaten new foods and soaked up as much of the culture as possible. Sunday, th…
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  • Yankees bullpen Brian Cashman's top priority, following model o…

    Yankees bullpen Brian Cashman's top priority, following model of Kansas City Royals

    It is a very delicate balance for Brian Cashman this winter as he attempts to cobble together a team capable of getting back to the postseason without sacrificing any of his few best prospects or saddling himself with any more contracts longer than thre…
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  • Report: Kauffman Stadium served expired food during World Serie…

    Report: Kauffman Stadium served expired food during World Series

    yahoo.com Nov 14
    They love a good pre-game tailgate in Kansas City, both Royals fans and Chiefs fans. After a new report by ESPN's "Outside the Lines," it'll be hard to blame Kansas City sports fans if they only want to eat their own tailgate food from outside…
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  • Report: Royals And Chiefs Concessions Are Disgusting, Unhygieni…

    Report: Royals And Chiefs Concessions Are Disgusting, Unhygienic Mess

    deadspin.com Nov 14
    Were you one of those fans fortunate enough to see the Royals' magical postseason run in person, or perhaps you're a loyal Chiefs supporter? If so good for you, but it means you probably ate some mold or rodent shit. Read more...
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  • Guthrie seeks MLB's first win in Japan All-Star Series

    Guthrie seeks MLB's first win in Japan All-Star Series

    MLB.com Nov 14
    Jeremy Guthrie's experience in Japan has thus far revolved around off-field activities, but today, the Royals righty will finally have a chance to take the mound, opposite Samurai Japan right-hander Takahiro Norimoto at the Tokyo Dome in Game 3.
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  • Escobar shuns rest to play in Japan Series

    Escobar shuns rest to play in Japan Series

    MLB.com Nov 11
    After 162 regular-season games with the Royals and 15 more in the postseason, Alcides Escobar still wanted to play more baseball. So instead of resting in November, the Venezuelan native opted to take part in the Japan All-Star Series.
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  • 'Nothing imminent,' but Amaro talking trades

    'Nothing imminent,' but Amaro talking trades

    MLB.com Nov 11
    On Tuesday at the General Managers Meetings in Phoenix, there were reports of the Royals being interested in Ryan Howard and the Mets investigating Jimmy Rollins' availability. Subsequent reports said there is little there. Get used to it. If a team dis…
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  • Royals keeping close eye on Shields

    Royals keeping close eye on Shields

    MLB.com Nov 11
    General manager Dayton Moore said it will be tough for the Royals to match offers from big-revenue franchises, but he refuses to concede that he'll lose No. 1 starter James Shields.
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  • Royals' rise managed adeptly by Yost

    Royals' rise managed adeptly by Yost

    MLB.com Nov 10
    The Royals' resurgence in 2014 was orchestrated by manager Ned Yost, who is a finalist for American League Manager of the Year Award. The winner in the vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America will be announced on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT on MLB…
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  • Gordon, Yadi collect Platinum Glove Awards

    Gordon, Yadi collect Platinum Glove Awards

    MLB.com Nov 7
    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina were named winners of the 2014 Platinum Glove Award as the top fielders in their respective leagues during the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award ceremony on Friday night at The Plaza Hot…
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  • Wakamatsu, Ibanez among Rays' managerial candidates

    Wakamatsu, Ibanez among Rays' managerial candidates

    Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu and former Royals outfielder Raul Ibanez are among eight preliminary candidates for the vacant Tampa Bay managerial job, the Rays announced on Thursday.
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  • Yost's leadership has Royals in good position

    Yost's leadership has Royals in good position

    MLB.com Nov 6
    No matter how hard he tries, Royals manager Ned Yost can't shake visions of that deciding and fateful ninth inning in Game 7. But after a magical postseason run that ended just short of a World Series championship, Yost deserves enormous credit for chan…
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  • Royals' run spurred by additions who came from Brewers

    Royals' run spurred by additions who came from Brewers

    MLB.com Nov 6
    The Kansas City Royals deserve all the credit in the world for breaking their 29-year postseason drought and coming within one victory of a World Series championship. But along the way, the Milwaukee Brewers might deserve at least a polite note of thank…
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  • New pitching coach Foster ready to write next chapter

    New pitching coach Foster ready to write next chapter

    MLB.com Nov 5
    Steve Foster says he wants to "breathe life" into pitchers, the way people like the Rockies' director of pitching operations Mark Wiley, (who worked with him with the Marlins), Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild and Royals GM Dayton Moore…
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  • Royals, Braves feature top Defensive Players

    Royals, Braves feature top Defensive Players

    MLB.com Nov 5
    Handed out since 2012, the Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Award winners were unveiled live on MLB Network on Wednesday night. The awards cover the best defensive players in the Majors at each position as well as the best defensive team, as determin…
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  • Moore focused on rotation, retooling for title run

    Moore focused on rotation, retooling for title run

    MLB.com Nov 5
    There's no doubt about general manager Dayton Moore's top priority when it comes to restructuring his World Series Royals for the 2015 season: Kansas City wants to lock up a strong starting pitcher.
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: James Shields 01:54

    SweetSpot TV: James Shields

    Nov 24
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at James Shields' free-agent stock.
  • Video - Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job 02:31

    Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job

    Nov 21
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick breaks down Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Butler Heads West 02:08

    Buster's Blog: Butler Heads West

    Nov 19
    Buster Olney takes a look at Billy Butler's new three-year, $30 million deal with the Oakland Athletics and ponders who could be the next free agent to sign.
  • Video - Royals' Ibanez 1 Of 8 On Rays' Manager List 03:10

    Royals' Ibanez 1 Of 8 On Rays' Manager List

    Nov 6
    Marc Topkin discusses the Rays' top choices to manage the team next season, including Raul Ibanez.

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