Greg Holland says he's been cleared to start his throwing program. Going to play catch today.
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
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
Today's #Royals game postponed due to rain. Last night's suspended contest resumes tomorrow at 1 followed by scheduled game
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
This started with Royals pitcher Ventura catching comebacker by Eaton, looking at Eaton and saying "F-you" before throwing him out at first
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alcides Escobar a mild strain in left knee, and contusion. day to day
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
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
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
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
Alex Rios suffered a fracture in his left hand. He will be placed on the disabled list. No timetable yet for his return.
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
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
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.
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
Rios will have xray. He thinks he is ok but not sure #royals
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
Yordano Ventura left the game with right calf cramp.
Base hit as Ventura fails to cover first. Looks like hurt on pitch. Grabbed his knee and leaves game to "classy" boos
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.
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Ventura had a cramp in his right thumb, according to #Royals, who do not consider it serious
Beautiful Day Lineup: Escobar 6, Moustakas 5, Cain 8, Hosmer 3, Morales DH, Gordon 7, Rios 9, Perez 2, Infante 4, Ventura 1.
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
#Royals set roster and RHP Ryan Madson and OF Paulo Orlando make it. LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha.
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
Ned Yost makes it sound like there's a very good chance Mike Moustakas will bat second to start the season.