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New CBA could impact Royals through qualifying offer

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:18:44 EDT

There is speculation around baseball that the Royals, because of their massive potential free-agent class after the 2017 season, could be one of the teams most affected by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.



Royals swap Pounders for Minor League pitcher

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:43:28 EDT

The Royals on Thursday traded right-hander Brooks Pounders to the Angels for Minor League right-hander Jared Ruxer.



Building shutdown 'pen Royals' No. 1 priority

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:37:29 EDT

Royals general manager Dayton Moore loves to point out that his roster now, or at the end of the upcoming Winter Meetings, or at the beginning of Spring Training, or on Aug. 1 won't remain the same.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Royals open spot on 40-man for Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:53:34 EDT

The Royals added four prospects to their 40-man roster recently to protect them from being picked in the Rule 5 Draft.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Statcast a 'coaching tool' for Royals' Wakamatsu

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:24:20 EDT

Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu has the daunting task each season of taking the mounds of data provided daily by the Royals' analytical department and transforming it into knowledge his coaching staff can use to win games.



The Next Big Leaguers: Royals' Staumont

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.



Royals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:43:23 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.



Can you ace this quiz about Bo Jackson's career?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:21 EDT

Can you ace this quiz about Bo Jackson's career?



Schuerholz a front-runner for HOF enshrinement

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:25:00 EDT

After 50 years in the game, former executive John Schuerholz finds himself in consideration for the ultimate recognition of his career. He is among 10 candidates listed on Today's Game Era ballot for consideration by a 16-member committee for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame next July.



Royals will listen to all offers at Winter Meetings

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:52:29 EDT

Here's the curious thing about the Royals as they prep for this year's Winter Meetings: They could send shock waves through the industry with some blockbuster trades, or they could be the most silent and anonymous team present.



Schuerholz to learn Hall of Fame fate on Sunday

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:46 EDT

The Today's Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be voted upon this Sunday at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers will be considered, and the results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" at 6 p.m. ET.



Royals Charities all about giving year-round

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:00:29 EDT

The Royals under owner David Glass and general manager Dayton Moore have taken great pride in making sure the team gives back to the community. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Royals give many thanks to a community that has supported them through the good times and bad.



Speaking at prison, Moore praises inmates' 'humility'

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:39:34 EDT

As Royals general manager Dayton Moore spoke to inmates at the Lansing (Kan.) State Prison, he was struck by the sincerity in their faces.



KC payroll to exceed last season's record

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:10:57 EDT

Royals general manager Dayton Moore has talked often this offseason about the rising costs of doing business in Major League Baseball. All one has to do is look at the Royals' payroll situation heading into the 2017 season to confirm that.



Sources: Butera, Cervelli will play for Italy in WBC

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:04:02 EDT

Catchers Drew Butera and Francisco Cervelli have been added to Team Italy's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.



Junis among 4 Royals added to 40-man roster

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:30:22 EDT

The Royals made a flurry of roster moves ahead of Friday's deadline for protecting Rule 5 Draft candidates, first designating for assignment catcher Tony Cruz, then adding pitchers Jake Junis and Andrew Edwards, catcher Cameron Gallagher and first baseman Samir Duenez to the 40-man roster.



Royals ink Butera to 2-year, $3.8 million deal

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:53:50 EDT

The Royals and catcher Drew Butera have agreed to a two-year, $3.8 million deal. Butera will earn $1.5 million in 2017 and $2.3 million in '18.



Kennedy thrilled with finish to debut season in KC

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:20:00 EDT

On Thursday, Ian Kennedy helped hand out food at the Union City Mission, a homeless shelter in Kansas City. He also aided the Royals during the year, posting an 11-11 mark with a 3.68 ERA in his first season with the club.



Royals' 35-game spring schedule revealed

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:45:11 EDT

The Royals released their Spring Training schedule Tuesday and will open Cactus League play on Feb. 25 against their Surprise Stadium-companion Rangers.



Matthews set to return as Royals' radio voice

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:15:57 EDT

Come next spring, Denny Matthews expects to be right back behind the radio microphone for his 49th straight year, which coincides with the inception of the Royals in 1969.



Watch Sluggerrr, other mascots try the #MannequinChallenge

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:30:37 EDT

Watch mascots try to pull off the #MannequinChallenge



Royals' Staumont bounces back in stellar AFL start

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:33:56 EDT

With the Arizona Fall League in its final week, Josh Staumont is making sure that both he and the Surprise Saguaros go out on a high note. The Royals' No. 10 prospect dominated on Monday, allowing one hit over four scoreless innings as Surprise rolled through Peoria, 9-3, at Surprise Stadium to increase its lead over the Javelinas in the AFL West division.



Cuthbert may be Royals' backup plan at DH

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:20:21 EDT

Just a few days after general manager Dayton Moore said the Royals "had interest" in re-signing designated hitter Kendrys Morales, Morales reportedly has a deal with the Blue Jays.



Perez takes home 1st Silver Slugger Award

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:36:38 EDT

It has been quite a week for Royals catcher Salvador Perez. On Tuesday, Perez captured his fourth straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award. On Thursday, Perez won the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award as the best offensive catcher in the American League, as voted upon by managers and coaches.



O'Hearn sets tone in AFL with first-inning homer

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:12:35 EDT

In a battle of two teams that entered the day tied for first place in their respective Arizona Fall League divisions, the Surprise Saguaros, led by Ryan O'Hearn, edged the Mesa Solar Sox, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon at Surprise Stadium.



Gordon among rebound candidates for Royals

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:30:18 EDT

There were many factors that conspired to derail the 2015 World Series champion Royals last season. A slew of injuries and overall fatigue certainly were at the top of the list. But one can't overlook the fact that several players simply underperformed.



Boras: Holland won't have another showcase

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:04:25 EDT

Scott Boras, the agent for former Royals closer Greg Holland, said at the General Managers Meetings that Holland won't have another showcase before potentially signing with a team.



Royals' outfield likely to have familiar look

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:55:36 EDT

There's at least a decent chance the Royals will open 2017 with the same outfield candidates they had for much of '16: Alex Gordon in left, Lorenzo Cain in center and either Paulo Orlando or Jarrod Dyson in right field.



Moore lauds Perez on fourth straight Gold Glove

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:21:03 EDT

Royals general manager Dayton Moore has taken great pride in creating one of the best defensive teams in baseball. Moore has beamed in recent years as the Royals have repeatedly brought home multiple American League Gold Glove Award winners. But in 2016, the Royals, who had three Gold Glove Award finalists, got just one as catcher Salvador Perez notched his fourth straight.



Perez wins fourth straight Gold Glove Award

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:50:40 EDT

Catcher Salvador Perez won his fourth straight American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night.



Royals' bullpen could get free-agent boost

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT

Now that the World Series is over, the Royals can get down to business in formulating plans for their 2017 roster.



Gee, Nava outrighted, opt for free agency

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 16:22:45 EDT

The Royals outrighted right-hander Dillon Gee and infielder Daniel Nava to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, and both players opted to become free agents instead.