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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:42:15 EDTThe Royals locked in emerging ace lefty Danny Duffy to a five-year deal worth $65 million on Monday. Duffy, who could have been a free agent after 2017, will be due $5 million in '17, $14 million in '18, $15.25 million in both '19 and '20 and $15.5 million in '21, according to an MLB.com source.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:15 EDTThese days, there may be more value placed on defense and certainly more time spent on evaluating and quantifying it than ever before. When MLBPipeline.com surveyed front-officials as to which prospects stood out most for their glovework, there was no shortage of candidates for out 2017 All-Defense Team.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:55:00 EDTBrad and Kyle Zimmer have talked about it plenty of times. Someday, and perhaps not too far off in the future, the brothers might get to face each other in the Majors. Brad is a fast-rising outfield prospect in the Indians' system, while Kyle is working his way up the Royals' organizational ladder.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:29:15 EDTThe Royals and first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed on a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration, the club announced. A source told MLB.com the deal is worth $12.25 million. Hosmer made $8.25 million in 2016.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:29:32 EDTBaseball's unsung heroes were saluted Saturday night at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 14th annual "In the Spirit of the Game" awards banquet, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:31:28 EDTOne of the subtle offseason moves the Royals made was promoting Double-A Northwest Arkansas hitting coach Brian Buchanan to the Major League staff to assist hitting coach Dale Sveum.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:40:06 EDTOne of the reasons that general manager Dayton Moore made the trade for outfielder Jorge Soler was because of his faith in Royals outfield coach Rusty Kuntz.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:16:28 EDTWho 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.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:35:50 EDTThe Royals announced their 2017 Minor League staff assignments on Friday, with many familiar faces returning to similar roles.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:57:35 EDTThe Royals once again will go heavy on reclamation projects at Spring Training, as they have offered invites to veteran left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, and veteran right-handers Al Alburquerque, Brandon League, Bobby Parnell and Chris Withrow.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:15:34 EDTThe Royals on Friday traded outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the Mariners for right-handed starter Nathan Karns.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:59:11 EDTSpring Training is roughly six weeks away, and Kansas City fans have plenty of questions about the 2017 Royals.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:25:20 EDTThursday marks the 18th anniversary of the election of the Hall of Fame Class of 1999, which included an unprecedented three first-ballot inductees in George Brett, Nolan Ryan and Robin Yount.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 11:18:13 EDTThe Royals are hoping Round 2 with left-hander Jonathan Sanchez goes significantly better. Sanchez was signed by the Royals to a Minor League deal last month. The 34-year-old has not pitched in the Major Leagues since 2013.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:48:04 EDTThe Royals acquired outfielder Peter O'Brien from the D-backs in exchange for Minor League pitcher Sam Lewis on Tuesday.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:48:43 EDTFaced with the mandate of trimming payroll yet remaining competitive for 2017, Royals general manager Dayton Moore made the difficult move of trading All-Star closer Wade Davis to the Cubs for promising outfielder Jorge Soler at the Winter Meetings.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:56:50 EDTThe defending World Series-champion Royals arrived in Surprise, Ariz., last February with full intentions of a third straight trip to the World Series.
Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:53:50 EDTHere are some of the pitchers who, since the rule's institution in 1979, surprisingly didn't get the five percent they needed for a second year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe end of 2016 is approaching, and Spring Training is less than two months away. So let's do one final Royals Inbox for the year.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDTThe American League champion Indians were just one of 15 teams in the AL, and each one had its own Game of the Year. In consultation with the MLB.com beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 21:31:05 EDTThe Royals have reportedly reached agreements with four players on Minor League deals, including reliever Bobby Parnell, starter Jonathan Sanchez, infielder Brooks Conrad and outfielder Ruben Sosa, according to Baseball America. The club has not confirmed the deals.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:50:00 EDTIt's that special time of year, and no one appreciates it more than Royals super utility player Whit Merrifield. Christmas is Merrifield's favorite holiday. He even leaves the radio station in his car on 24-hour Christmas music from Dec. 1 through the holidays.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:26:40 EDTRoyals super utility man Whit Merrifield is right back at his rather unusual offseason training program.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:26:34 EDTNewly acquired outfielder Jorge Soler flew to Kansas City on Tuesday and was introduced to the local media, proudly displaying his new Royals jersey No. 12.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:50:15 EDTThe Royals on Monday announced several staff changes, the most prominent of which was the promotion of Double-A Northwest Arkansas hitting coach Brian Buchanan to the Major League level.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:44:24 EDTMario Alcantara, Dakody Clemmer, Arnaldo Hernandez, Brendan McCurry and Jake Romanski have been suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the Commissioner's Office announced Thursday.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:33:33 EDTThe Rays, Reds, A's, Brewers, Twins and Marlins, in that order, will pick in Round A, while the Round B order will be: D-backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Cardinals.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:38:57 EDTThe Royals passed on selecting a player at Thursday's Rule 5 draft, and lost left-hander Daniel Stumpf to the Tigers and right-hander Glenn Sparkman to the Blue Jays.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:29:18 EDTThe Royals' front office staff made its way out of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on Thursday morning having accomplished part of its mission to trim payroll while staying in contention for a championship run in 2017.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:16:08 EDTFor the second year in a row, MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is topped by a high school pitcher. There's still a long way to go between now and June -- last year's early No. 1 Jason Groome went No. 12 overall to the Red Sox -- but there is no question that Hunter Greene is the best overall talent in the Class of 2017.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:29:17 EDTOK, so now what? Royals general manager Dayton Moore pulled off a needed trade on Wednesday, Day 3 of the Winter Meetings, moving closer Wade Davis and the remaining $10 million on the right-hander's contract to the Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler. But Moore and his staff's work is just beginning this offseason.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:41:32 EDTRoyals general manager Dayton Moore came to the Winter Meetings with a mission: Moore needed to cut payroll while remaining competitive for a possible championship run in 2017. Moore completed phase one of that process by dealing All-Star closer Wade Davis to the Cubs on Wednesday for 24-year-old outfielder Jorge Soler.