Kansas City Royals News and Rumors

Royals make bobblehead of Mike Moustakas' ALCS catch

Royals make bobblehead of Mike Moustakas' ALCS catch

yahoo.com Updated 13 hours ago
The Kansas City Royals had a handful of memorable postseason moments on their way to the 2014 World Series, but one of the absolute best was third baseman Mike Moustakas tumbling over a rail to make a catch in Game 3 of the American League Championship …
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  • Royals, Dyson agree to 1-year, $1.23M deal

    Royals, Dyson agree to 1-year, $1.23M deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The Royals and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,225,000.
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  • Moore: 'Doubtful' that KC will re-sign Shields

    Moore: 'Doubtful' that KC will re-sign Shields

    MLB.com Jan 22 (6 days ago)
    Royals general manager Dayton Moore says the idea of re-signing free-agent starting pitcher James Shields has crossed his mind, but "at this point in time, it's doubtful."
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  • MLB Network to feature Reds' 'Nasty Boys' from 1990

    MLB Network to feature Reds' 'Nasty Boys' from 1990

    yahoo.com Jan 18
    Your browser does not support iframes. Bullpen trios are in again thanks to Kansas City Royals' ace relievers Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera. If you want to see where they were put on the map though, check out the next edition of MLB Networ…
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  • Keeping Score: Two Unsigned Aces Play a Waiting Game

    Keeping Score: Two Unsigned Aces Play a Waiting Game

    nytimes.com Jan 17
    Max Scherzer and James Shields are two high-profile free-agent pitchers who have not yet signed with a new club, even though pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report Feb. 19.
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  • Can Royals' bullpen be even better in 2015?

    Can Royals' bullpen be even better in 2015?

    MLB.com Jan 16
    Can the Royals' bullpen be as good as they were in 2014? Or, and this could be viewed as some sort of baseball blasphemy to even suggest, but here goes anyway ... can they be even better in 2015?
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  • Giants sign free agent Nori Aoki in hopes of solidifying outfie…

    Giants sign free agent Nori Aoki in hopes of solidifying outfield

    yahoo.com Jan 16
    The San Francisco Giants, perpetually on a quest to put together a suitable outfield, have turned to one of their recent rivals. They've reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.7 million with Nori Aoki, whom they last saw playing across the diamon…
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  • Betances, Miller set to anchor Yanks' strong bullpen

    Betances, Miller set to anchor Yanks' strong bullpen

    MLB.com Jan 14
    When Joe Girardi watched the Royals fight their long odds and march into the World Series last autumn, the Yankees' manager was taking notes from his couch. In his view, Kansas City's success reinforced the importance of having a strong group of relieve…
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  • Yost earned Royals' faith by believing in team

    Yost earned Royals' faith by believing in team

    Early last season, the Royals were slumping at the plate and the critics were calling for the dismissal of manager Ned Yost. But Yost never wavered in displaying confidence and patience in his club, which turned things around to break a 29-year postseas…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Yankees Acquire a Pitching Prospect

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Yankees Acquire a Pitching Prospect

    nytimes.com Jan 14
    The Yankees obtained Chris Martin from the Rockies for cash. Martin, 28, made his big-league debut last April and had a 6.89 earned run average over 16 relief appearances.
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  • Voting open for Royals Hall of Fame's Class of 2015

    Voting open for Royals Hall of Fame's Class of 2015

    MLB.com Jan 9
    Voting is open for the Royals Hall of Fame Class of 2015, with fans able to cast their online vote through Jan. 16.
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  • Minor League coaching staffs, coordinators announced

    Minor League coaching staffs, coordinators announced

    MLB.com Jan 9
    The Royals announced their Minor League coaching staff and coordinators Friday, with several new faces joining the organization and others continuing successful runs.
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  • Royals exec Taylor winding down impactful career

    Royals exec Taylor winding down impactful career

    MLB.com Jan 6
    Royals VP of baseball operations Dean Taylor is ready to transition into retirement after nearly 40 years in the game of baseball and Taylor and those who have worked with him are eager to express gratitude for an exemplary career.
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  • Royals make front office changes after Taylor retires

    Royals make front office changes after Taylor retires

    MLB.com Jan 5
    The Royals restructured their baseball operations department on Monday following the retirement of vice president and assistant general manager Dean Taylor.
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  • Manfred, Yost speak to game's future at coaches convention

    Manfred, Yost speak to game's future at coaches convention

    MLB.com Jan 4
    Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and Royals manager Ned Yost each received the American Baseball Coaches Association's Honor Award during a luncheon at the ABCA Convention on Sunday.
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  • Royals sign Madson to Minor League deal

    Royals sign Madson to Minor League deal

    The Royals have signed reliever Ryan Madson to a Minor League contract, the club announced on Sunday.
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  • Willie Aikens reunited with AL championship ring after 33 years

    Willie Aikens reunited with AL championship ring after 33 years

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2014
    Former major leaguer Willie Mays Aikens received perhaps his greatest Christmas gift in 33 years this holiday season. The former Kansas City Royals first baseman had been without his 1980 American League championship ring since 1981, when he says it was…
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  • Best of Big League Stew 2014: Recapping baseball's top stories

    Best of Big League Stew 2014: Recapping baseball's top stories

    yahoo.com Dec 30, 2014
    The baseball story of 2014 will be defined by some of the names we expected to hear — there was Derek Jeter and A-Rod and Clayton Kershaw. But there were even more that surprised us — the Kansas City Royals, Hank the Dog, 50 Cent, and the all-too-soon l…
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  • Royals OF Gordon has surgery on right wrist

    Royals OF Gordon has surgery on right wrist

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 30, 2014
    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has had surgery on his right wrist, and the four-time Gold Glove winner should be ready for the season opener against the White Sox on April 6.
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  • Royals announce 2-year contract for Volquez

    Royals announce 2-year contract for Volquez

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 29, 2014
    Edinson Volquez watched the Kansas City Royals make their surprising run to the World Series this past autumn and thought to himself, "Maybe I want to be a part of things there."
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Jan 27
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  • Brooklyn Nets evaluating future of Lionel Hollins, players

    Jan 26
    The Brooklyn Nets, increasingly worried about a recent lack of competitiveness, have launched an in-season evaluation of various facets of the team, including new coach Lionel Hollins, according to league sources.