Royals Rumors & News

  • Cain, Hosmer carry Royals past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer is glad to be back at Kauffman Stadium after a six-game road trip, where he hit .120 with three RBIs. Lorenzo Cain singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and Hosmer capped the inning off with a three-run homer as the Kansas City Royals bested the Tampa..." May 31

  • Royals beat White Sox, take over first place

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals were all but written off in early May. They were two games below .500, seven games out of first. Then came injuries to three All-Stars -- left fielder Alex Gordon (broken wrist), third baseman Mike Moustakas (torn..." May 29

  • Perez expected to miss 7-10 days with quad contusion

    The Score "An MRI on Salvador Perez's ailing left leg revealed no structural damage, though the Kansas City Royals' beloved catcher is expected to miss seven-to-10 days with a quad contusion, manager Ned Yost told reporters ahead of Sunday's series finale against the Chicago White Sox. " May 29

  • Ned Yost Thinks He Would be Freaking Awesome on Twitter

    The Big Lead "Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost doesn’t have a Twitter account but, hoo boy, if he did? Man, it would be all the fire emojis, Yost said Sunday. Yost would certainly not be the typical Twitter user, which is to say a youngish (but not that young) progressive who lives in a major metropolitan..." May 29

  • Royals rally with seven in ninth for 8-7 victory

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Improbable is probably not a strong enough word for the Kansas City Royals' comeback victory Saturday. Next to impossible may be a better terminology. Brett Eibner capped off an implausible Kansas City comeback with a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth as the..." May 28

  • Salvador Perez leaves Royals game after collision

    Kansas City Star "Royals catcher Salvador Perez was injured in a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert during the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Perez had to be helped off the field by trainer Nick Kenney and Royals manager Ned Yost. The collision came on an infield popup..." May 28

  • Royals’ Mike Moustakas has torn ACL, goes on disabled list

    Kansas City Star "Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the team announced Thursday, an injury that could end his season. Moustakas hasn’t played since Sunday, when he collided with outfielder Alex Gordon while trying to make a catch in foul territory in a..." May 26

  • Alex Gordon: I've sucked so far this season

    The Score "The Kansas City Royals will be without Alex Gordon for the foreseeable future after he fractured his right wrist in a collision with Mike Moustakas. The injury forced the outfielder to the disabled list, but Gordon plans to do something positive with the time off: try to figure out why he's..." May 25

  • Twins start game with two homers in 7-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Struggling in all aspects of their game, the Minnesota Twins got it right offensively against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon, salvaging the final game of a three-game series with a 7-5 win at Target Field. Eduardo Nunez hit the second pitch of the game from..." May 25

  • Cain leads Royals past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Royals are striking early and often against the Minnesota Twins. The Royals scored runs in three of the first four innings Tuesday en route to a 7-4 win at Target Field. The previous night, Kansas City put up runs in each of the opening four innings en..." May 25

  • Jonny Gomes retires, source says

    MLB Daily Dish "Veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes has decided to retire, according to a source with knowledge of his thinking. Gomes recently returned to the United States after a brief stint with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. Gomes, 35, retires after 13 major-league seasons with the Rays (2003-08), Reds..." May 25

  • The Royals and Cardinals make a minor trade

    Hardball Talk "The St. Louis Cardinals just announced that they have acquired minor league outfielder Jose Martinez from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Martinez was the 2015 Pacific Coast League batting champ, hitting .384 in 98 games. This year he’s hitting .298/.356/.433 in 37 games. He..." May 25

  • Perez goes 5-for-5 as Royals rout Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Even a lengthy rain delay couldn't slow down the red-hot bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez. Perez had a career-high five hits in leading the Royals to a 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at soggy Target Field. Perez finished a home run..." May 24

  • Cabrera helps White Sox avert sweep by Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier arrived to the clubhouse early Sunday to analyze video of some of his recent at-bats. "I was swinging at a lot of pitches, and I was saying, 'Slow it down a little bit, get my footwork ready,'" Frazier said. "We're all professionals,..." May 22

  • Cain's homer lifts Royals past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- With their starting pitcher on a pitch count and down two relievers in the bullpen because of overuse on Saturday, the Kansas City Royals understood the importance of efficiency. An extended appearance by Joakim Soria and a timely Lorenzo Cain home run certainly did not hurt...." May 21

  • Royals activate Mike Moustakas after DL stint

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals have activated third baseman Mike Moustakas from the 15-day disabled list. The Royals optioned Cheslor Cuthbert to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday after he hit .255 in 13 starts in place of Moustakas." May 21

  • Orlando leads Royals over reeling White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost owes a debt of gratitude to the bottom of his lineup. "It's key," Yost said. "Especially when the middle of the order, the production has been down a little bit. You've got to pick up that production somewhere." On Friday, No. 9 hitter..." May 21

  • Red Sox win night game for doubleheader split

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackie Bradley Jr. does not have any superstitious routines in his hitting streak, while David Price is pitching well like David Price. Price pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered as the Boston Red Sox toppled the Kansas City..." May 19

  • Eric Hosmer wants DH in the National League

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wants to see the designated hitter in the National League. Not only does he want to see it, but it’s something that he sees as a pressing issue. In the most recent “What the Blank?” section of The Players’ Tribune, Hosmer was asked what he’d do if..." May 19

  • Details Are Finally Out About The Infamous Kansas City Royals Panty Raid of '14

    The Big Lead "In 2014, as the Kansas City Royals were making what was then seen as an unlikely run to the World Series, the Department of Homeland Security had an altogether different kind of run in mind. A run into a store to confiscate a bunch of panties. Vice has the details, which it acquired through..." May 19

  • Orlando carries Royals past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Paulo Orlando opened the season on the Kansas City Royals' bench with Reymond Fuentes starting in right field and Jarrod Dyson on the disabled list. When Dyson returned, he started in right and Fuentes was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. When Dyson sputtered, manager Ned Yost..." May 18

  • Red Sox-Royals rainout postpones Ventura's start a day

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will have to wait a day to try to slow down the potent Boston Red Sox bats. The Red Sox-Royals game scheduled for Monday night at Kauffman Stadium was rained out and will be made up as a day-night doubleheader Wednesday...." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Here’s what keeps Royals officials up at night

    Kansas City Star "The losing keeps them up at night. Sometimes, that’s phone calls past midnight or cramming the scouting reports into the early morning. Other nights, that means Royals officials waking up around 3 to the memory of another loss, the frustration and repeated setbacks driving them to pace the..." May 16

  • Morales' 13th-inning homer lifts Royals over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kendrys Morales was 0-for-5 on the day with two strikeouts, his average dripping below .200, when he came to the plate in the 13th inning Sunday. He then delivered in the clutch. Morales blasted a two-run homer to straightaway center with two outs, and the Kansas..." May 15

  • It is time for Danny Duffy to get another shot at the starting rotation

    Royals Review "The Royals have been going through major starting pitching issues lately, with Chris Young and Kris Medlen serving as the main culprits for the rotation woes. The pair have combined for a 7.15 ERA in 56 2/3 innings with 4.9 walks per-nine-innings, and are averaging just 4.3 innings pitched per..." May 14

  • Perez, Volquez pace Royals over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez got the clutch hit for the insurance runs, while Edinson Volquez pitched deep into the game, which is what the Kansas City Royals needed. Perez drove in two runs with an eighth inning single and Volquez allowed one run over seven innings as the Kansas City..." May 14

  • Chris Young, Kris Medlen placed on 15-day disabled list

    Kansas City Star "The Royals placed 40 percent of their starting rotation on the disabled list on Thursday. They called on left-hander Danny Duffy to occupy one of the voids. The dominos, reinforcements and juggling of roles all came in the hours before a series finale at Yankee Stadium. The final ledger looked..." May 13

  • Headley ends home run drought, lifts Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Chase Headley did not want to know when his last home run occurred and he was not placing odds the first one of this season would travel down the left field line. It had been eight months since Headley's last home run and Thursday, the switch-hitting third baseman finally hit a..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Royals’ Ned Yost says Kris Medlen is experiencing shoulder issue

    Kansas City Star "Before Wednesday’s 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees, Royals manager Ned Yost said right-hander Kris Medlen would “more than likely” make his next start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves at Kauffman Stadium. But then a shoulder issue surfaced on late Wednesday afternoon, putting that start..." May 12

  • Ventura saves Royals' bullpen in win over Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Yordano Ventura opened the season as the No. 3 starter for the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals. He acted like a No. 1 starter when the Royals needed an ace-type performance Wednesday night. Ventura provided some much-needed rest to an overworked bullpen..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Cain homers three times but Royals fall to Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Keeping Lorenzo Cain in the ballpark proved difficult for the New York Yankees. On Tuesday, the Yankees had enough offense to overcome those swings. Despite giving up three home runs to Cain, the Yankees scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning as Brett Gardner..." May 10

  • Your diagnosis of the Royals' attitude is probably wrong

    Royals Review "The Royals are playing lousy baseball right now, there is no doubt about that. They have dropped ten of their last thirteen, getting outscored 66-35 over that time. They have hit just .243/.292/.335 over that time with just two walks per game, striking out 20% of the time. Their starting pitchers..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Royals Top Prospect Raul Mondesi Suspended for PED Use

    KAKE "The Kansas City Royals were notified this afternoon of the 50-game suspension given to infielder Raul Mondesi Jr. Below is a statement from Royals’ Senior Vice President and General Manager Dayton Moore: “This is an unfortunate incident that we believe to be an innocent mistake, but these..." May 10

  • Chapman makes his debut in Yankees' win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As Aroldis Chapman ran toward the mound for his anticipated debut, a flame-filled graphic surrounded his name on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard. Then the new Yankees closer lived up to the graphic by reaching 101 mph several times during the ninth inning. Chapman allowed..." May 09

  • Indians' Tomlin raises record to 5-0

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND - He is not the most physically imposing pitcher in the league, and certainly not the hardest thrower. But in five starts this year Josh Tomlin is 5-0. Tomlin pitched six innings to keep his perfect record intact and Mike Napoli homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4,..." May 08

  • Morales, Kennedy give Royals shot in arm

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This was exactly what the struggling Kansas City Royals needed. Lockdown pitching and plenty of hitting. The result was a 7-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday at Progressive Field. "It was just what the doctor ordered for us," Royals manager Ned Yost said...." May 07

  • Royals send Moustakas to DL with thumb fracture

    The Score "The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a left thumb fracture. " May 07

  • Salazar pitches Indians to win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians' starting rotation is starting to flex its muscles, and the wins are starting to follow. Danny Salazar became the latest starter to dominate as he pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings to help lead Cleveland to a 7-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals..." May 06

  • Nationals take Royals to school in 13-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals hosted "School Day at the K," but it was the Washington Nationals who did all the teaching. The Nationals outplayed the Royals from a pitching, hitting and defense standpoint, and that made the game a laugher from the start. They scored six runs in..." May 04

  • Royals rally late to defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seems like old times for the Kansas City Royals. After failing to mount much offense off Washington starter Tanner Roark through the first seven innings, the Royals scored one in the eighth and three in the ninth to claim a dramatic 7-6 victory Tuesday night at Kauffman..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Murphy, Gonzalez lead Nats past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Daniel Murphy's words wouldn't say it, but his smile said this one was special. Murphy collected three hits, including career hit number 1,000, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-0 Monday in the opener of an inter-league series. Gio Gonzalez..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Royals end scoreless steak, win finale at Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Mired in a five-game losing streak that saw them go two-plus games with scoring a run, the Kansas City Royals were in desperate need of a slump-buster Sunday afternoon. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy and second baseman Omar Infante provided just the antidote. Infante's two-out..." May 01