Royals Rumors & News

  • 8h
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Greg Holland says he's been cleared to start his throwing program. Going to play catch today.

  • 6 players suspended in Royals-White Sox fracas

    MLB.com "Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced today. Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB's Senior..." April 26

  • Chris Sale went to Royals clubhouse after being ejected following brawl

    ESPN Chicago "As the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals await punishment from Major League Baseball for their roles in an on-field brawl Thursday night, more information was revealed Friday about how it escalated behind the scenes. White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that pitcher Chris Sale, who..." April 26

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    Joel Goldberg @goldbergkc

    Today's #Royals game postponed due to rain. Last night's suspended contest resumes tomorrow at 1 followed by scheduled game

  • Royals-White Sox game suspended while tied at top of ninth due to rain

    Fox Sports Kansas City "The grounds crew came out once, and again, and again. The routine became commonplace by the end of Friday. Each time Chicago's groundskeepers burst onto the swamped diamond, they wielded shovels and shouldered bags of dirt, abandoning the tarp in left field's foul territory. But then at 10:10..." April 25

  • 2d
    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    This started with Royals pitcher Ventura catching comebacker by Eaton, looking at Eaton and saying "F-you" before throwing him out at first

  • Hosmer lifts Royals over White Sox in vitriolic extra-innings tilt

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Jarrod Dyson stepped on home plate and continued directly into the dugout. No slide was needed, neither was an outward celebration. All that was needed was Dyson swiftly circling the bases on Eric Hosmer's 13th-inning double and sidestepping catcher Tyler Flowers to lift the Royals to a 3-2 win..." April 24

  • The Royals have become MLB's most despised team

    ESPN.com "A couple days ago I was talking to my friend Jena, a Kansas City Royals fan. She asked what I thought of all the fist-pumping and chest-bumping and over-the-top celebrations the Royals were doing during games and how other teams are going to react to that. I said something along the lines of,..." April 24

  • Pelfrey picks up a big win in a big way with shutout over Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For the first time in 20 months — 610 days, to be exact, Mike Pelfrey on Wednesday was able to talk about winning a baseball game. A lot happened during that time. Rehabilitation following surgeries, lamenting missed opportunities, admitting that he hadn’t earned his keep. Recently, he..." April 23

  • Moustakas fuels Royals offense in comeback 6 - 5 win over Minnesota

    Royals Review "With two pitch-to-contact pitchers stepping to the pitching rubber tonight, the Royals' and Twins' offenses looked set to engage in a back-and-forth rumble where the last team to plate a runner would be the likely victor. Neither lefty starter pitched particularly well this evening. Jason..." April 22

  • Kendrys Morales' RBI double helps lift Royals over Twins 7-1

    Kansas City Star "A fraction of the drama of the first half of the home stand greeted the Royals as they opened the second half. Fans at Kauffman Stadium weren’t booing or screaming at the opposition on Monday. The Twins didn’t play the role of villain. The outcome was satisfying to the Royals all the same. A..." April 21

  • 5d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Royals Herrera suspended 5 games Ventura fined for issues with #Athletics

  • Royals rally to beat A’s 4-2, win series

    Kansas City Star "As he crossed home plate, Lorenzo Cain spotted a wave of blue. The remnants of the Royals roster – those who had not been ejected or injured or otherwise removed from the premises in this 4-2 victory over Oakland – bounded over the dugout railing to greet Cain and Eric Hosmer after Kendrys..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • The Royals and the A's have started baseball's newest rivalry

    SB Nation "In last season's American League Wild Card, the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals blessed the baseball world with one of the most hard-fought and exciting postseason games of all time. The Royals came out on top after 12 innings of excruciatingly tense action on their way to the 2014 AL..." April 19

  • After hard slide night before, Brett Lawrie drilled in A’s win against Royals

    San Francisco Chronicle "Brett Lawrie’s hard slide into second base in the seventh inning Friday was still the primary topic of conversation before Saturday’s game at Kauffman Stadium — and then Lawrie was drilled by a 99 mph fastball from Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura in the fourth inning. Ventura was ejected..." April 19

  • Lawrie, Escobar have different takes on text apology

    MLB.com "Before the A's and Royals met again in the middle of the diamond during a 5-0 Oakland victory, contradictory messages raced between their clubhouses. On one end, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar claimed he had yet to hear from A's third baseman Brett Lawrie, who slid into Escobar while..." April 19

  • Royals closer Greg Holland placed on disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Greg Holland has been one of the game’s best relievers dating back to 2011, but the Royals will have to make due without him for a little while. The team announced this afternoon that Holland was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain. After posting a 1.44 ERA during..." April 18

  • 8d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Alcides Escobar a mild strain in left knee, and contusion. day to day

  • Paulo Orlando’s triple lifts Royals to 6-4 win over A’s

    Kansas City Star "The Oakland A’s at Kauffman Stadium, a sellout crowd and even a Salvador Perez knock down the left-field line. An April regular-season game or a September playoff game? It wasn’t a Wild Card Game, but the Royals’ 6-4 victory on Friday was wild, complete with a scary moment for Royals shortstop..." April 18

  • Twins unleash offense, survive shaky finish to take series from Royals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins manager Paul Molitor said he and General Manager Terry Ryan recently went through an exercise in which they went down the roster and tried to project how many home runs each player would hit in 2015. “It usually doesn’t work that way,” Molitor said. “In fact, it’s usually never even..." April 17

  • Twins, with tweaked lineup, knock off Royals 3-1

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins manager Paul Molitor on Wednesday tweaked his lineup for the first time in his young managerial career, moving Torii Hunter from fourth to second and Brian Dozier from second to fourth. But never underestimate how pitching can make an offense look good. As Kyle Gibson weaved his way..." April 16

  • Royals tab speedster Gore to replace Rios on roster

    Fox Sports Kansas City "The Royals recalled outfielder Terrance Gore on Wednesday, manager Ned Yost told 610 Sports Radio, after injured outfielder Alex Rios was placed on the disabled list with a fractured left hand. Gore, 23, will be the Royals' fifth outfielder and last bench player. Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando..." April 15

  • 12d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Alex Rios suffered a fracture in his left hand. He will be placed on the disabled list. No timetable yet for his return.

  • Royals surge into first place of American League Central with 12-3 victory over Twins

    Kansas City Star "Only four percent of the season has been completed, a seven-game sprint in the 162-game marathon. But the Royals stand alone in first place in the American League Central, unbeaten and undaunted, after a 12-3 trouncing the Twins on Monday afternoon. They are the last undefeated team remaining in..." April 14

  • Royals outfielder Alex Rios out indefinitely with fractured hand

    Hardball Talk "Kansas City’s new right fielder, Alex Rios, has been diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand and is out indefinitely after being hit by a pitch from Twins reliever J.R. Graham on Monday. Rios came to the Royals via free agency as the replacement for Norichika Aoki, signing a one-year, $11..." April 14

  • 12d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Moore suggested it's too early to say how long Rios would be out, but suggested it would be "somewhere between" three weeks to six weeks.

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • 13d
    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    Rios will have xray. He thinks he is ok but not sure #royals

  • Royals crush Angels 9-2, but Yordano Ventura leaves early with another cramp

    Kansas City Star "Yordano Ventura unspooled the protective wraps from the right arm that silenced the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday afternoon. He removed another wrap from the right leg that betrayed him midway through the 9-2 Royals victory. He leaned back in a clubhouse chair and sipped from a 16-ounce bottle of..." April 13

  • 14d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Yordano Ventura left the game with right calf cramp.

  • 14d
    Joel Goldberg @goldbergkc

    Base hit as Ventura fails to cover first. Looks like hurt on pitch. Grabbed his knee and leaves game to "classy" boos

  • 14d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Kris Medlen threw curveballs off the mound this week for the first time since surgery. He plans to return to PHX for rehab outings in May.

  • Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez go deep as Royals down Angels 6-4, remain unbeaten

    Kansas City Star "Alex Rios maintains a quizzical expression when he stands at the plate, as if the opposing pitcher is a puzzle to be solved. In the fourth inning of a 6-4 Royals victory on Saturday he squinted toward the mound, where one of baseball’s great conundrums loomed. Rios tapped his left foot as he..." April 12

  • Royals return to Anaheim, down Angels again with 4-2 victory

    Kansas City Star "Six months have passed since the Royals last roamed Angel Stadium. They had arrived last year in the small hours of the first day of October, their heads still spinning and their skin still coated with the champagne sprayed after their delirious Wild Card game victory. It was in this park the..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Royals complete sweep, win 4-1 over White Sox

    Royals Review "These Royals never disappoint. Kansas City sweeps Chicago in its first series, moving to 3-0 on the year and dismantling the White Sox hype machine in embarrassing fashion. At first, it seemed as if the Royals' potent offense would continue its surprising surge without skipping a beat...." April 10

  • Royals looking to give Salvador Perez another extension

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Royals are open to handing catcher Salvador Perez another contract extension in hopes of making him a lifetime Royal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Perez signed a five-year, $7-million extension with the Royals back in 2012 with a $5 million club option in 2018 and..." April 10

  • Royals ride Cain, Hosmer homers to 7-5 victory over White Sox

    Royals Review "The White Sox were unhappy about the lesson in baseball they received from the Royals on Opening Day. The Royals really hammered in the lesson, which was that they are now apparently good at baseball. The White Sox took matters into their own hands. Mike Moustakas, confident with the confidence..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Royals pound White Sox 10-1 on Opening Day

    Kansas City Star "The baseball collided with the elbow of Lorenzo Cain, and the Royals dugout stirred to life. They were midway through a 10-1 thrashing of the White Sox on Opening Day, and Mike Moustakas had just homered off Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija. Cain stared toward the mound with displeasure and..." April 07

  • Lorenzo Cain: Jeff Samardzija 'hit me on purpose'

    CSN Chicago "There might be some bad blood boiling between the White Sox and Kansas City Royals. Though White Sox starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija said there was no intention, Royals center field Lorenzo Cain took exception to being struck with a pitch in the fifth inning of a 10-1 Kansas City victory on..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 20d
    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    Ventura had a cramp in his right thumb, according to #Royals, who do not consider it serious

  • 20d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Beautiful Day Lineup: Escobar 6, Moustakas 5, Cain 8, Hosmer 3, Morales DH, Gordon 7, Rios 9, Perez 2, Infante 4, Ventura 1.

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • 21d
    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    #Royals set roster and RHP Ryan Madson and OF Paulo Orlando make it. LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha.

  • Royals, Yordano Ventura agree to five-year, $23 million extension

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Royals and starting pitcher Yordano Ventura reached an agreement on a long-term extension, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Saturday. Extension talks were first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Ventura will receive $23 million guaranteed over five years,..." April 05

  • 22d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Ned Yost makes it sound like there's a very good chance Mike Moustakas will bat second to start the season.