Royals Rumors & News

  • Royals ride 8-run inning to rout of Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The surging Kansas City Royals are getting serious about this repeating thing. No team has won the World Series two consecutive years since the New York Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000. But the 2015 champion Royals, seven games under .500 entering play on Aug. 6, are right back in..." August 29

  • Red Sox end skid with victory over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- When the Boston Red Sox are in a slump, they usually turn to their league-leading offense to break them out of it. That's what the Red Sox did Saturday. Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by rapping out 12 hits, including three home runs, and Dustin Pedroia just missed..." August 27

  • Royals stay hot, beat Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The hottest pitching staff in baseball slowed down the best offense in baseball Friday. The Kansas City Royals, who boast the best ERA in the majors in August, held the Boston Red Sox at bay and the Kansas City bullpen extended its franchise-record scoreless-innings streak to 41..." August 26

  • Dyson, Royals top Marlins to keep rolling

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson did his best Usain Bolt impersonation by sprinting full speed at Marlins Park. Except that at the end of Dyson's run of about 100 feet, there was a wall, not tape, and there was also a baseball to catch. Dyson scaled that wall,..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Marlins, Fernandez halt Royals' 9-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- On an eventful night at Marlins Park, the Miami Marlins survived Jose Fernandez's cramps and a near meltdown by closer Fernando Rodney. In the middle of all that, they made a trade to bolster their bench and went on to beat the hottest team in baseball. Fernandez improved his..." August 24

  • The Royals' resurgence should frighten every other AL contender

    Fox Sports "The Royals won back-to-back American League pennants -- and the 2015 World Series -- largely on the strength of their relief pitching, strong defense and timely hitting. And those are the very things that suddenly have thrust them back into playoff contention. Kansas City has won nine..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Royals blank Marlins for ninth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Kansas City Royals are the hottest team in baseball, and they proved it again on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Lorenzo Cain's sixth-inning RBI single broke up a scoreless duel as the Kansas City Royals won their ninth game in a row with a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins...." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Royals' Wade Davis: To throw live BP next week

    CBS Sports "Davis (elbow) is expected to go to Arizona to throw some live bullpen sessions early next week, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports." August 21

  • Duffy leads Royals over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy acknowledged he will be buying steak and lobster dinners for several teammates in Miami after they made a plethora of outstanding plays behind him Sunday. Duffy pitched superbly into the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals nipped the Minnesota Twins 2-1..." August 21

  • How Danny Duffy became the Royals’ next homegrown ace

    Kansas City Star "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY The pitch began as an experiment, a curious blend of desperation and preservation, a pitcher looking for something to spark a career. It was a quiet afternoon last October, during the early days of the American League..." August 21

  • Hosmer's 11th-inning single lifts Royals to 5-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer could not imagine walking out of Kauffman Stadium with a loss Friday after delays totaled 3 hours, 15 minutes, before going extra innings. Hosmer, who was the only Kansas City starter without a hit, delivered the winning single in the 11th inning as the Royals..." August 20

  • Royals stomp Twins behind Gordon, Kennedy

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ned Yost has been waiting and waiting for Alex Gordon to go on a tear. He is waiting no longer. Gordon hit a pair of home runs and doubled while Ian Kennedy pitched eight scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0 on..." August 20

  • Joakim Soria, Eric O’Flaherty clear waivers

    Hardball Talk "Royals reliever Joakim Soria and Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty have both cleared waivers, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports. That means that the players’ respective teams can try to work out a deal with any interested team. Soria, 32, hasn’t had a particularly great season, compiling..." August 19

  • Joakim Soria, Eric O’Flaherty Clear Revocable Trade Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Royals right-hander Joakim Soria and Braves lefty Eric O’Flaherty have cleared revocable trade waivers, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. As such, either player is free to be traded to any other club. That Soria, 32, went unclaimed is hardly a surprise considering the fact that he’s..." August 18

  • Gordon hits grand slam as Royals rout Twins

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ned Yost has tried a quartet of pitchers as the Kansas City Royals' No. 5 starter, but without producing much in the way of desired results. Dillon Gee, however, has clamped down that final rotation slot. Gee pitched a season-high seven innings and..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Hosmer's homer caps Royals' rally against Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Eric Hosmer allowed the Kansas City Royals to relax by breaking up Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid. In his next at-bat, he won the game for them. Hosmer hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth to give the streaking Royals a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Comerica..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • The Royals still have a chance to squeak into the playoffs

    Royals Review "So far, this really hasn't been the Kansas City Royals' year. There has been a lot of discussion about why this has been the case. In simplest terms, though, the Royals have been injured more than their last two playoff seasons, and there has been more underperformance and fewer breakouts than..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Mondesi hits 1st MLB homer, Royals top Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Raul Mondesi has proven over a short period that he's adept at playing small ball. The Kansas City Royals rookie changed his approach and flashed some power on Tuesday against one of the major league's premier pitchers. Mondesi blasted his first career home run off Detroit Tigers..." August 16

  • Kennedy pitches Royals to win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ian Kennedy deserved to break his winless streak a little sooner, considering how well he has pitched in recent starts. The Kansas City Royals right-hander finally got enough support from his teammates to end his drought. Kennedy tossed 6 2/3 strong innings to collect his first..." August 15

  • Orlando, Cain lead Royals over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando stepped to the plate in his first at-bat on Sunday and thought he was in trouble. After four hits and an 11-4 win over the Minnesota Twins, Orlando can breathe a bit easier. Orlando tied a career high, finishing a double short of the..." August 14

  • Morales, Ventura help Royals sink Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't look now, but the defending world champions could be getting hot in time to make a final push for the postseason. The Kansas City Royals followed the same recipe they did last October on Friday night, getting solid pitching, timely hitting and superb defense in a 7-3 win..." August 13

  • Royals sneak past White Sox in 14 innings

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain's bad night turned into a good night with one swing. Cain delivered a two-out, RBI single in the 14th inning as the Kansas City Royals edged by the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday night. It was Cain's fifth career walk-off hit. His single to..." August 11

  • Duffy wins 8th straight as Royals edge Sox

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Danny Duffy said he could not remember the last time he lost. It's not a short-term memory loss. Duffy has not suffered a defeat since June 6 at Baltimore. Duffy won his eighth straight decision as the Kansas City Royals nipped the Chicago White Sox 2-1..." August 11

  • Frazier's knockout blow in 10th lifts White Sox over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Todd Frazier is not hitting for a high average, .213 with 107 strikeouts, but when he makes contact it often clears the fences. Frazier belted a three-run homer in the 10th to propel the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night...." August 10

  • Morales slam powers Royals past Jays

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kendrys Morales changed the seventh inning and bailed out teammates Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer with one mighty swing. Morales hit an eighth-inning grand slam and Yordano Ventura pitched a sturdy 6 2/3 frames as the Kansas City Royals topped the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 at..." August 07

  • Blue Jays edge Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Devon Travis made sure Francisco Liriano's debut with the Toronto Blue Jays was not ruined. Travis opened the game with a home run and homered again in the ninth as the Blue Jays edged by the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Friday night. Travis' ninth home run off Kelvin..." August 06

  • Duffy, Hosmer lead Royals past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While Danny Duffy extended his winning streak, Aaron Sanchez's winning run came to an end. Duffy won his seventh straight decision and Eric Hosmer delivered a clutch two-run single as the Kansas City Royals downed the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Saturday night. Duffy..." August 06

  • Miller's blast lifts Rays over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Brad Miller will likely make a transition to first base in the next few days after recently acquired infielder Matt Duffy returns from a rehab assignment. And while the position switch has made Miller a little frustrated, his bat continues to..." August 04

  • Morales suspended 1 game for returning to field after ejection

    Today's Knuckleball "Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales has been suspended for one game as a result of his actions during Tuesday night’s loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. Morales was ejected during his team’s 12-0 defeat to the Rays, but proceeded to come back on to the field after being tossed." August 04

  • Royals call up OF Burns, send Pounders back to Omaha

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Outfielder Billy Burns, one of the American League's top rookies a year ago, is headed to Kansas City. And reliever Brooks Pounders is headed back to the minors. The Royals announced Wednesday they have recalled Burns from Omaha and optioned Pounders to their Triple-A affiliate. Burns, 26,..." August 03

  • Perez's homer helps Royals rally past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Salvador Perez's two-run home run was what won the game for the Kansas City Royals, but fully appreciated in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field was a dominating night for the bullpen. Four Royals relievers combined for four innings of..." August 02

  • Duffy strikes out 16 in Royals' victory over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Danny Duffy has been the best thing going for the Kansas City Royals for the past month, but never more so than Monday night. The left-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and struck out a franchise-record 16 batters in Kansas City's 3-0 win over the Tampa..." August 01

  • Rangers win to complete sweep of Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have found their stride and in doing so may have put a halt to the faint hopes of the Kansas City Royals repeating as World Series champs. Mitch Moreland homered for the fourth time of the four-game series as the Rangers completed a sweep of the Royals..." July 31

  • Why no one wants to trade for Kendrys Morales

    Royals Review "The Royals are in sell mode and could stand to trade off all their short-term assets to provide for 2017 and beyond. One impending free agent that they should be offering to teams is designated hitter Kendrys Morales. The 33-year old slugger got off to a disastrous start this year, but went..." July 31

  • Wade Davis to undergo MRI on ailing right arm

    Yahoo! Sports "Royals closer Wade Davis left the team and headed back to Kansas City to receive an MRI on his ailing right arm, sources told Yahoo Sports on Saturday, ending the possibility that the struggling world champions will trade him before Monday’s deadline and continuing the rash of injuries they’ve..." July 31

  • Odor powers Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- While Rougned Odor continued his recent tear for the Texas Rangers, the club may have gotten a more positive sign Friday night in their 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers got a win from a starter other than Cole Hamels for the first time this month...." July 30

  • Royals' Billy Burns: Dealt to Royals

    CBS Sports "Burns was traded to the Royals on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Burns represents an excellent organizational fit for the Royals as his speedy skill set should mesh well with manager Ned Yost's emphasis on defense and base running. " July 30

  • Hamels, Moreland lead Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- A Texas Rangers rotation that's struggled for the last month got an ace-like performance from their ace Thursday night. Left-hander Cole Hamels struck out a season high 12 Kansas City batters and Mitch Moreland's two solo homers sparked the offense as the Rangers edged..." July 29

  • Royals place Hochevar on DL with thoracic outlet symptoms

    The Score "The Kansas City Royals have placed right-hander Luke Hochevar on the 15-day disabled list after the reliever experienced symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, the team announced Thursday. Manager Ned Yost told reporters Hochevar has been feeling numbness in his fingers. As a result, he will be..." July 29

  • Marlins eyeing Volquez, Shoemaker, Teheran

    Fish Stripes "As the Marlins continue searching for starting pitching help, the club has expressed interest in Edinson Volquez, Matt Shoemaker and Julio Teheran, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The Marlins are hoping to add at least one starter in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline..." July 29

  • MLB denies Angels' protest of Wednesday's game

    Orange County Register "Major League Baseball denied the Angels’ formal protest of their loss at Kansas City on Wednesday night. Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre ruled on the protest Thursday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia protested Kansas City’s 7-5 victory, claiming the Royals’ Raul Mondesi ran inside the line on..." July 29

  • Angels protesting Royals' win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals ended a rough 3-6 homestand with a victory on Wednesday night. Or did they? The Los Angeles Angels protested the Royals' 7-5 victory, which included Raul Mondesi's first two big league hits, which led to four runs thanks to a pair of throwing..." July 28

  • Angels play under protest after controversial call

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels are playing Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals under protest following a contested play in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. The play in question occurred when Royals infielder Raul A. Mondesi laid down a sacrifice bunt that was thrown away by Angels pitcher..." July 28