Royals Rumors & News

  • Springer slam starts Astros' surge past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- George Springer needed a double in his final two plate-appearances to get the cycle. He did not get it, grounding out in the seventh and walking in the ninth. But that is about the only thing Springer did not do Friday night. Springer drove in five runs, four with a..." June 25

  • Royals’ Omar Infante clears waivers, becomes free agent

    Today's Knuckleball "Former Kansas City Royals second basemen Omar Infante has become an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers. At 35, Infante has quickly fallen from a productive middle infielder to someone who is basically replacement level or worse when it comes to his WAR values. This season, he’s..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Syndergaard's elbow flares up in Mets' win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK - Terry Collins spoke for a little less than six minutes and said more than 700 words late Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the New York Mets completed a two-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win at Citi Field. Then, after stepping away from the podium, Collins..." June 22

  • Relief pitchers help Mets beat Royals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In real time, the New York Mets' 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in a rematch of the 2015 World Series on Tuesday night at Citi Field didn't feel like a "must-win" game for the defending National League champions. But once the Mets had a chance to reflect on a game in..." June 21

  • Blue Jays, Red Sox, Royals looking at Jon Jay

    MLB Daily Dish "When Jon Jay left Sunday’s Nationals-Padres game with a right arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, there were at least three teams taking note of the development. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, suitors are lining up for the San Diego outfielder, who has started with a great..." June 21

  • Royals' Omar Infante: Placed on release waivers

    CBS Sports "The Royals requested release waivers on Infante, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Designated for assignment last week, Infante will now become a free agent if he isn't claimed by Thursday. Given his sizable contract in combination with his lack of production the past three years, he..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Cuthbert's hit gives Royals 13-inning win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals keeping find ways to win late and continue winning at home. Cheslor Cuthbert's single with the bases loaded drove in the winning run in the 13th inning as Kansas City posted a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. It was the Royals'..." June 19

  • Perez homer propels Royals past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Michael Fulmer's scoreless inning streak ended abruptly, while Salvador Perez continued his torrid stretch. Perez homered in the sixth inning to snap Fulmer's scoreless streak at 33 1/3 innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 10-3 on Friday night...." June 18

  • Alex Gordon could return as soon as Royals’ next homestand

    Kansas City Star "Three-time All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon packed up his Kauffman Stadium locker Friday before the Royals played the Tigers, preparing to head south for a rehab assignment. Gordon, who broke the scaphoid bone in his right wrist May 22 during a collision with Mike Moustakas in Chicago, will..." June 18

  • Royals fan attends 1,000 consecutive home games

    The Score "Friday's Kansas City Royals game may not have meant much in the grand scheme of things, but for one Royals fan it was a phenomenal milestone. Back in 2004, Missouri-native Chris Coats embarked on a journey as an 18-year-old to attend every Royals home game. On Friday, he attended his 1,000th..." June 18

  • Yordano Ventura will begin serving reduced eight-game suspension for role in brawl

    Kansas City Star "The Royals announced Saturday that starting pitcher Yordano Ventura will begin serving an eight-game suspension for his role in a brawl with the Baltimore Orioles on June 7 at Camden Yards. Ventura’s suspension, which was originally nine games, was reduced by one game. He will be eligible to..." June 18

  • Martinez blasts three homers in Tigers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On a night when the Detroit Tigers should have celebrated after blasting a season-high six home runs, there was more solitude than laughter. Victor Martinez hit three home runs and Miguel Cabrera had a two-run go-ahead shot in the seventh inning as the Tigers belted a..." June 17

  • Royals complete three-game sweep of Indians

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez is hot and so are the Kansas City Royals. Perez hit a three-run homer and Ian Kennedy pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series. "I'm just..." June 16

  • Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but has not played the position since. He could probably perform passably there, and the..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Perez's blast leads Royals to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Don't leave a Royals game early. Kansas City fans know it's not over until it's over. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth as the Royals rallied to defeat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Tuesday night. "We play hard to the last out," Perez..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Royals designate Omar Infante for assignment

    MLB Daily Dish "The Royals have designated second baseman Omar Infante for assignment, as first reported by MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan. The team will now have 10 days to decide on Infante's fate, though his salary means that he will be released by the end of the month. Infante, 34, has hit just .239/.279/.321..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Merrifield powers Royals past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Whit Merrifield wrestled the starting second base job away from veteran Omar Infante and the leadoff spot away from Alcides Escobar. Performances like the one the 27-year-old rookie turned in Monday explain why. Merrifield hit his first career homer and his first..." June 14

  • These six teams could most use Cuban phenom infielder Yulieski Gurriel

    CBS Sports "On Monday, we learned Major League Baseball has officially declared Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel a free agent. He defected in February and is now able to sign with any team. Gurriel will need some time in the minors to get up to speed, though the expectation is he will be ready to help in the..." June 14

  • After a couple of tweaks, Danny Duffy has quickly become the ace of the Royals

    CBS Sports "The Royals entered Saturday losers of eight straight games -- a streak that, though spurred by injuries to key players, had dropped them into a tie for third place. That slump was snapped on Saturday by one Royal who has been doing his best to keep the defending champions in contention: Danny..." June 12

  • Ventura Ks 10 as Royals top White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura received a homework assignment immediately after turning in his best performance of the season Sunday afternoon. "I told him, tomorrow, his duty is to come in and watch every pitch of that ballgame," Royals manager Ned Yost said...." June 12

  • After a couple of tweaks, Danny Duffy has quickly become the ace of the Royals

    CBS Sports "The Royals entered Saturday losers of eight straight games -- a streak that, though spurred by injuries to key players, had dropped them into a tie for third place. That slump was snapped on Saturday by one Royal who has been doing his best to keep the defending champions in contention: Danny..." June 12

  • Four homers power White Sox past reeling Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Tim Anderson was able to enjoy his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox. Freshly promoted from Triple-A, the 22-year-old shortstop doubled in his first at-bat and came around to score. He also singled in his third at-bat. And he was able to savor a White Sox..." June 11

  • Duffy, Cuthbert help Royals end eight-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals snapped their eight-game losing streak, and music boomed from beyond the clubhouse walls. Inside, manager Ned Yost remained at ease. "Am I relieved? It's great to win a game," he said. "We've had a rough road trip."..." June 11

  • Ned Yost, Yordano Ventura unhappy with pitcher's 9-game ban

    ESPN "Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost says he did not expect Yordano Ventura to be suspended nine games by Major League Baseball for his brawl with Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado this week. Yost said before Friday's 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox that he did "not really" expect..." June 11

  • ‘Machado, he had it coming’ says Royals broadcaster

    Washington Post "After the Royals and Orioles brawled earlier this week, popular opinion seemed to pin most of the blame on Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura, and not on Baltimore’s Manny Machado. “What in the world should the Royals do with Yordano Ventura?” Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal asked. “There is a reason why..." June 10

  • Yordano Ventura suspended for nine games for throwing at Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, the benches cleared in the Royals-Orioles affair in Baltimore thanks to a spat between Manny Machado and Yordano Ventura. So Machado was nailed for four games and Ventura has been suspended for nine games. As for the Ventura part, MLB senior vice president of standards and..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Royals recall Christian Colon, send Tony Cruz to Omaha

    Royals Review "The Royals have recalled infielder Christian Colon from AAA Omaha and have optioned catcher Tony Cruz back to Omaha. Colon returns after being demoted on May 18. The 26-year old former first-round pick was hitting .250/.313/.295 in 48 plate appearances before his demotion. In Omaha, he was hitting..." June 08

  • Tillman, Orioles hand Royals seventh straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Orioles could not come up with much offense versus Kansas City. However, the way Chris Tillman pitched, Baltimore did not need a lot. Ryan Flaherty hit a key two-run double and Tillman threw 7 1/3 shutout innings as the Baltimore Orioles handed the Kansas City Royals their..." June 08

  • Yordano Ventura is embarrassing himself and the Royals

    Royals Review "I have been a big apologist for Yordano Ventura. I mean, how could you not, if you're a Royals fan? The kid threw bullets from the day he reached the big leagues, showed emotion on the mound, and how could you not love his singing? Even through his on-field confrontations last year, I defended..." June 08

  • Report: Ventura trade talks are 'utter nonsense'

    The Score "Yordano Ventura may have a home in Kansas City after all. One day after Ventura incited a benches-clearing brawl by beaning Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles, a report surfaced suggesting the Royals had offered up the 25-year-old pitcher in trade talks. A source close to the situation..." June 08

  • The reason why the Royals have considered trading Yordano Ventura

    Yahoo! Sports "Recently, inside the Kansas City Royals’ clubhouse, Yordano Ventura was talking about how he planned on hitting Jose Bautista with a pitch the next time he faced him. The people around Ventura rolled their eyes, tired of the bluster, done with the immaturity, hopeful he was playing fugazi instead..." June 08

  • Adam Jones says he'll pay Manny Machado's fine for fighting Yordano Ventura

    Fox Sports "Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has a history of igniting brawls, so it was a surprise to nobody when he hit young Orioles star Manny Machado with a 99-mph fastball on Tuesday evening, which led to Machado charging the mound. Ventura had brushed Machado back with some high-90s..." June 08

  • Yordano Ventura, Manny Machado ejected after HBP, punch cause benches to clear

    ESPN "Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee that was precipitated by Ventura throwing at Machado. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Orioles leading 5-1, Ventura's first pitch to Machado..." June 08

  • Orioles blow out Royals in brawl-marred affair

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles showed the Kansas City Royals plenty of punch in different ways Tuesday night. Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Ryan Flaherty all homered as the Baltimore Orioles handed the Kansas City Royals their sixth consecutive loss, 9-1, in a game that..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Trumbo, Wieters homers lead Orioles past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Baltimore's Mike Wright admittedly pitched with a "vengeance" when given another shot at staying in the Orioles' starting rotation. His teammates rewarded him with another impressive display of power. Baltimore's Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters each hit solo homers in the..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Royals catcher Salvador Perez could play by the end of the weekend

    Kansas City Star "Royals catcher Salvador Perez could be days away from returning from a left quadriceps contusion. Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Perez could be available to pinch hit — or log emergency duty — by the end of a four-game series here at Progressive Field. Perez is recovering from a..." June 03

  • Indians defeat Royals, close gap in division

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For eight dominating innings, it was the Danny Salazar show. "His 112th pitch was 98 mph. He was 96 to 98 with an incredible splitter. That's pretty darn good stuff," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said. Salazar pitched eight innings, allowing one run and three hits, and..." June 03

  • Cain helps Royals cap unbeaten homestand

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain started the season slowly, but his bat is heating up big time lately. Cain had three hits, drove in a run and scored a run as the Kansas City Royals bested the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game series sweep. Left-hander Danny..." June 02

  • Indians stun Royals with two runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It was a rally that came out of nowhere, climaxed by Francisco Lindor going somewhere -- fast. "I was going to score no matter what," Lindor said after the Cleveland Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a wild 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on..." June 02

  • Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie slams Marlon Byrd and PED-using 'cheaters'

    USA Today "Veteran starter Jeremy Guthrie, who last pitched in the Majors for the Kansas City Royals in 2015, spoke out against Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd and others who have been suspended for using PEDs with one scathing tweet:" June 02

  • Cain, Hosmer, Morales power Royals past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City middle of the lineup did the damage, but the Royals are facing another player injury. Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales -- the Kansas City 3-4-5 hitters -- combined to drive in nine runs as the Royals topped the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 on Tuesday..." June 01