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Cain sticks with original glove during visit from Wilson

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:58:29 EDT

Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain has a special relationship with his glove. Cain has used the same glove -- a Wilson A2000 1799 -- for seven years.



KC will hand Staumont ball for Cactus opener

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:53:12 EDT

Right-hander Josh Staumont, the Royals' No. 3 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will get the start for the Cactus League opener against the Rangers on Saturday (2:05 p.m. CT).



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:33:20 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.



Zimmer feels healthy, hopes injury concerns are in past

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:19:55 EDT

Kyle Zimmer has rehabbed and feels as strong and as pain-free as he can remember. Zimmer threw his second bullpen session of camp Tuesday, and reported no pain on Wednesday -- just the normal soreness associated with throwing batting practice.



Breaking down the Royals' Top 30 Prospects

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:10:24 EDT

Kansas City's two best prospects, left-hander Matt Strahm and third baseman/outfielder Hunter Dozier, contributed at the end of last season and are ready for expanded roles in 2017. But the organization doesn't have a single player on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list and no obvious middle-of-the-order hitter or front-line starter on the way.



Spring Training has arrived! Get tickets, schedule and gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:04:09 EDT

Spring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Royals coverage.



Moore not worried about losing big-name stars

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:20:00 EDT

This is the last year the core of the Royals' 2015 World Series championship team is guaranteed to stay together. Kansas City has four potential big-name free-agents after the '17 season -- third baseman Mike Moustakas, first baseman Eric Hosmer, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and shortstop Alcides Escobar.



After strong year, Moylan ready for competition

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:10:00 EDT

Right-hander Peter Moylan had been hoping to land a Major League contract for 2017 after he posted a 3.43 ERA in 50 appearances for the Royals last season. The 38-year-old said he wasn't disappointed when he decided to accept a Minor League deal with Kansas City.



Royals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:04:15 EDT

Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Hosmer curious about free agency, loyal to KC

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:16 EDT

First baseman Eric Hosmer is one of several Royals who could become a free-agent after the 2017 season. And while Hosmer has indicated he is curious about testing the free-agent waters, he doesn't want to be misunderstood: He has interest in a long-term deal with the Royals.



Royals president stresses togetherness in '17

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:37:25 EDT

In honor of Presidents Day, we at MLB.com asked club presidents around the league to offer three messages they had for fans as we head into the 2017 season. Here's what Royals president Dan Glass had to offer.



Spring into fresh look for Royals' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:04:23 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Royals are wearing.



Payroll raise keeps KC contending

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:47:29 EDT

That Royals' mandate to trim the payroll in 2017 started with the best of intentions. But thanks to the sales jobs of general manager Dayton Moore and club president Dan Glass, the Royals' payroll for 2017 might exceed the 2016 payroll. And the team should again be in position to compete for another World Series title.



Staumont will have Royals' attention in camp

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:10:52 EDT

One of the intriguing young arms in camp will be right-hander Josh Staumont, who has been clocked at 100 mph. Staumont has been a starter during his Minor League career, but the Royals wouldn't be afraid to try him in the bullpen to start the season.



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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:04:31 EDT

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Minor will make transition to Royals' bullpen

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:10:00 EDT

Left-hander Mike Minor had high hopes of cracking the rotation last year when the Royals signed him to a two-year, $7.25 million deal. Now, Minor simply wants to contribute any way he can.



From soup to 'nuts': Who's healthiest in KC?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:24:42 EDT

For Alex Gordon and Whit Merrifield Kansas City barbecue is not on the menu as these Royals seek the healthiest options for optimal performance. However, pizza and wings are a diversion.



Shortstop Escobar aiming for the fences

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:54:26 EDT

Shortstop Alcides Escobar made a bold statement right out of the gate Saturday as rain cut short the Royals' workout: he believes he can hit double-digit home runs after hitting a career-high seven homers in 2016.



Gordon prepared to do Royals' outfield shuffle

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:11:54 EDT

Royals manager Ned Yost revealed Friday that he may have some unusual outfield combinations this spring, and perhaps during the regular season. Yost indicated he plans to utilize Gold Glove left fielder Alex Gordon in all three outfield spots.



Moylan back with Royals on Minor League deal

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:38:31 EDT

The Royals agreed to a Minor League deal with right-hander Peter Moylan, the club confirmed Friday. A source told MLB.com that Moylan will earn $1 million if he makes the Royals' 25-man roster. The club has not confirmed the value of the deal.



Strahm seizing opportunity to pitch from 'pen

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:14:13 EDT

For most of the offseason, the Royals stated publicly that left-hander Matt Strahm would be in the mix for a spot in the rotation. But after the Royals acquired starters Jason Hammel and Travis Wood, Strahm will head straight to the bullpen. And he is just fine with that.



Cuthbert in crowded mix for second-base job

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:55:42 EDT

The prevailing offseason assumption was the Royals' second-base job was up for grabs among Whit Merrifield, Christian Colon and Raul Mondesi. But manager Ned Yost isn't about to leave another name out.



Orlando honors wife with tattoo on right arm

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:55:37 EDT

We're spotting a trend here. Last year, Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando showed up in camp sporting a large tattoo of himself on his back. This year, Orlando displayed a tattoo image on his right arm of his wife, Fabricia, in La Catrina makeup.



Wood officially joins Royals on 2-year deal

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:40:04 EDT

The Royals have signed left-hander Travis Wood to a two-year, $12 million deal.



Flynn talks about falling through barn roof

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:05:31 EDT

The first bit of advice left-hander Brian Flynn got from his Royals teammates when he arrived here last week was this: Dude, hire someone to do home repairs.



Strop wants to help players travel safe in DR

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:50:24 EDT

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was lucky. When he was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic in November 2014, he just needed a few stitches on his left arm. Yordano Ventura, tragically, was not as fortunate, and Strop wants to do what he can to avoid losing another young talent in his native country.



Soria ready to start anew in Royals' bullpen

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:15:09 EDT

Royals reliever Joakim Soria isn't going to harp on his 2016 season, and he had a message for anyone who may still want to: "You just have to move on," Soria said, smiling. "And I hope you guys move on, too."



Royals' bullpen doesn't have shortage of arms

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:35:51 EDT

There are plenty of new faces for the Royals in 2017, mostly pitchers who will be vying for a precious few bullpen spots.



Royals strike Minors deal with Maness

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:57:34 EDT

The Royals and right-hander Seth Maness have agreed to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.



Royals have spring in their step entering '17

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:25:19 EDT

Before the window closes and several potential free agents hit the open market, expect these Royals to produce one more valiant effort at another World Series championship.



Royals gather for early workouts in Surprise

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:03:55 EDT




Royals set for roster battles in Spring Training

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:29 EDT

How many outfielders will the Royals carry? Do they need six or seven bullpen arms? Who will be the fifth starter? As one would expect, that 25th and final roster spot and the final bullpen spot will be the interesting battles in camp.



Royals committed to make another title run

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:46:21 EDT

From management to the coaching staff to the players, the Royals still believe they are a World Series contender in 2017.



Power a point of emphasis for Royals

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:05:00 EDT

Since becoming general manager in 2006, Dayton Moore has been bullish on building a team that could defend Kauffman Stadium.



Hosmer headlines list of 11 Royals in WBC '17

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:00 EDT

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a special goal while playing again for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic: Win it all.



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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDT

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