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Moustakas, Hosmer among players to attend Royals FanFest

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:45:56 EDT

Many Royals have committed to attending the Royals FanFest on Jan. 27-28 at the Kansas City Convention Center.



Escobar among adds to Venezuela's WBC '17 team

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:26:21 EDT

Team Venezuela is adding firepower to its already star-studded World Baseball Classic roster, with Ender Inciarte, Alcides Escobar, Martin Prado, Victor Martinez and Sandy Leon all expected to represent the country in the upcoming Classic, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.



KC's Watson called Crosby's walk-off FG

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:26:07 EDT

The moment that Packers kicker Mason Crosby booted the walk-off field goal Sunday to beat the Cowboys, 34-31, and send Green Bay to the NFC title game, Gene Watson's cell phone began buzzing non-stop.



Royals announce start times for home games

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:23:07 EDT

The Royals will open the season with a 3:10 p.m. CT start against the Twins at Target Field on April 3, the club announced Thursday.



Prospect Mills aiming to stick with Royals

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:16:20 EDT

Royals rookie right-hander Alec Mills was at the recent MLB/MLBPA Rookie Career Development Program and talked about his Major League debut last season, among other topics.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 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.



Duffy on KC: 'I wouldn't have it any other way'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:33:59 EDT

Back in 2010, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was toiling in the Minor Leagues when he suddenly decided he'd had enough of baseball and simply quit. He packed his bags and headed for his hometown of Lompoc, Calif. Almost seven years later, Duffy has emerged as the team ace and one of the top left-handed starters in baseball.



Royals' Almonte takes step in right direction in Dominican

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:46:15 EDT

The Dominican Winter League finals began Thursday as Aguilas Cibaenas defeated Tigres del Licey, 4-3, in Game One of the best-of-nine series. Despite going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the contest, Tigres shortstop Sergio Alcantara has been one of the circuit's hottest hitters in the postseason as well as a major reason his team has reached the finals



Royals' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:16:28 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.



Tragedy for Volquez as brother killed in DR

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:55:45 EDT

Brandy Volquez, younger brother of former Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez, was stabbed to death at a barbershop in Santo Domingo, according to multiple news reports out of the Dominican Republic.



Duffy's breakout suggests he could be a bargain

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:07:55 EDT

The Royals are betting $65 million on Danny Duffy's breakout season being for real. Are they right to do so? The changes Duffy made are very similar to another AL pitching star, so the Royals can hope that they've made a wise investment.



Royals, left-hander Duffy agree to 5-year deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:19:07 EDT

The 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.



Starling among Pipeline's top defenders in outfield

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:15 EDT

These 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.



Approaching Majors, Zimmer eyes family matchup

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:55:00 EDT

Brad 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.



Royals, Hosmer avoid arb with 1-year deal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:29:15 EDT

The 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.



Bo among legends, scouts honored at PBSF banquet

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:29:32 EDT

Baseball'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.



Q&A: Get to know assistant hitting coach Buchanan

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:31:28 EDT

One 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.



Kuntz confident Soler will become solid outfielder

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:40:06 EDT

One 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.



Royals set Minor League staffs for 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:35:50 EDT

The Royals announced their 2017 Minor League staff assignments on Friday, with many familiar faces returning to similar roles.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite 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.



5 vet pitchers among Royals' spring invitees

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:57:35 EDT

The 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.



Royals acquire Karns from Mariners for Dyson

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:15:34 EDT

The Royals on Friday traded outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the Mariners for right-handed starter Nathan Karns.



Inbox: Who will be Royals' No. 5 starter?

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:59:11 EDT

Spring Training is roughly six weeks away, and Kansas City fans have plenty of questions about the 2017 Royals.



Brett, Ryan, Yount formed historic '99 Hall class

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:25:20 EDT

Thursday 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.



Sanchez the latest reclamation project in KC?

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 11:18:13 EDT

The 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.



Royals acquire slugger O'Brien from D-backs

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:48:04 EDT

The Royals acquired outfielder Peter O'Brien from the D-backs in exchange for Minor League pitcher Sam Lewis on Tuesday.



KC poised for bounce-back season in 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:48:43 EDT

Faced 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.



Duffy, rookies shine in Royals' rocky '16

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:56:50 EDT

The defending World Series-champion Royals arrived in Surprise, Ariz., last February with full intentions of a third straight trip to the World Series.



5 pitchers who dropped off Hall ballot too soon

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:53:50 EDT

Here 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.



Inbox: Are Royals feeling Merri for 2017?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDT

The 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.



Most amazing American League games of 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDT

The 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.



Parnell, KC reportedly agree to Minors deal

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 21:31:05 EDT

The 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.



Q&A: Merrifield shares favorite holiday memories

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:50:00 EDT

It'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.