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Former Royal Damon debuts on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:30:13 EDT

Former Royals outfielder Johnny Damon, one of the more popular players in Kansas City in the 1990s, made his debut on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot on Monday.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:50:18 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Royals add trio of prospects to 40-man roster

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:41:44 EDT

The Royals added three prospects to their 40-man roster ahead of Monday's 7 p.m. CT deadline, and now their 40-man roster stands at 38.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:23:35 EDT

The Royals will open their 2018 Spring Training schedule Feb. 24 with a visit from the Dodgers, part of a 32-game Cactus League slate that includes matchups with the Indians, D-backs and Cubs before an exhibition game against Kansas City's Triple-A club in Omaha on March 26.



Royals' Lopez among AFL's breakout prospects

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:01 EDT

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.



Trio turns down qualifying offers from Royals

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:48:20 EDT

The free-agent trio of Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain all did not accept qualifying offers from the Royals, leaving them free to sign with any team they choose. It does not, however, rule out a return to the Royals.



Kennedy happy to serve Royals' community

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:10:43 EDT

For the second straight year, Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy took time out on Tuesday to serve a Thanksgiving meal to the homeless at the City Union Mission Men's Center near downtown Kansas City.



Royals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:26:59 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.



Royals get Competitive Balance pick in '18 Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.



Royals interested in Minor as starter or reliever

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:07 EDT

While much of the rumor mill regarding Royals free-agents has focused on Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, there's another name the Royals have expressed interest in signing back: left-hander Mike Minor.



Wilson's 'backup' experience a boon to Royals

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:14:28 EDT

Not many backup catchers in the history of baseball can say they played behind not one, but two Hall of Famers.



Lopez named AFL Player of the Week

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:55:52 EDT

Plate discipline has long been Nicky Lopez's strength. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for it. The Royals prospect was named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week after batting .412 in four games with two home runs, six RBIs, four runs and a stolen base.



Moore excited to turn focus on KC's offseason

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:23:51 EDT

About a week ago, a reporter kidded Royals general manager Dayton Moore that his life must be calming down, given that it had been over a week since the latest rumor about him becoming the Braves' new general manager had surfaced.



Yost lucky to be alive after fall from tree

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:33:12 EDT

Royals manager Ned Yost said he doesn't remember what part of his body hit the ground first from his 20-foot fall from a tree stand on his property outside Atlanta.



Beltran retires a champ after 20-year career

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:31:38 EDT

Carlos Beltran's last official act as a Major League player was hoisting the World Series trophy for the first time in his career.



Royals will look to re-sign Hosmer, Moustakas

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:45:00 EDT

The Royals are trying to re-sign Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, two of their big three free agents, according to a report from MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman on Sunday. But according to the report, they "appear to have all but given up hope" that they'll be able to keep the third, Lorenzo Cain, in Kansas City.



Gordon earns Defensive Award for left fielders

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:20:15 EDT

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon received the 2017 Wilson Defensive Award for left fielders on Friday night as announced on MLB Network.



Hosmer adds Silver Slugger Award to honors

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 18:37:42 EDT

First baseman Eric Hosmer just continues to stack up his free-agent resume. Hosmer, whom the Royals are targeting to re-sign this offseason, captured the American League Silver Slugger Award presented by Louisville Slugger on Thursday as announced on MLB Network.



Moose's comeback year honored by peers

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 21:12:41 EDT

The Players Choice Awards confirmed what every Royals fan knew in 2017: Third baseman Mike Moustakas had a monster comeback season.



Yost breaks pelvis in fall, expected to be OK

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:10:12 EDT

Royals manager Ned Yost sustained a broken pelvis after a fall on his property near Atlanta, a club official said on Wednesday.



Gordon, Hosmer win Gold Glove Awards

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:52:56 EDT

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and first baseman Eric Hosmer brought home AL Gold Glove Awards again. And 2017 teammates Salvador Perez (catcher) and Lorenzo Cain (center fielder) came up just short.



KC extends QOs to Hosmer, Moose, Cain

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 20:20:04 EDT

The Royals on Monday extended qualifying offers of $17.4 million each to first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and center fielder Lorenzo Cain.



Royals finalize 2018 coaching staff

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:55:38 EDT

The Royals on Tuesday promoted from within to fill their coaching vacancies, moving Minor League hitting coordinator Terry Bradshaw to hitting coach and assistant to the general manager Cal Eldred to pitching coach.



Lopez continues to rake in Fall League

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 18:16:41 EDT

Nicky Lopez has made a name for himself in this year's Arizona Fall League with his pure hitting ability. On Tuesday afternoon, however, it was the shortstop's power which stood out most as helped lead Surprise to a 6-1 win over Glendale at Camelback Ranch.



Royals' core group heads for free agency

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:41:48 EDT

It's go time for the Royals now. The club has been awaiting and planning for the moment a large number of their core group hits free agency, and that moment has arrived.



Kennedy stays with Royals after not opting out

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 01:13:30 EDT

Right-hander Ian Kennedy will not opt out of the final three years and $49 million of his contract with the Royals.



3 questions facing Royals this offseason

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 14:25:01 EDT

With the World Series over, a critical offseason now begins for the Royals as they ponder a slight rebuild, a medium-sized rebuild or a major makeover.



Source: Minor declines mutual option for 2018

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:47:29 EDT

Royals left-hander Mike Minor has declined a $10 million mutual option, a source told MLB.com, thus making him a free agent.



Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 01:30:20 EDT

Here's a look at how top prospects performed in the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a 4-2 win for the East Fall Stars:



Royals' Zimmer has sutures removed

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:05:07 EDT

The Royals remain hopeful that right-hander Kyle Zimmer, once their top prospect, can rebound from numerous injuries and soon contribute in the big leagues.



Hard-throwing Lenik an arm to watch in '18

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:24:14 EDT

One prospect Royals fans may want to keep an eye on next Spring Training is right-hander Kevin Lenik, who could be one of the more intriguing bullpen candidates for the 2018 season.



Dini, Lopez combine to fuel Saguaros' win

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 21:01:24 EDT

The Surprise Saguaros took care of business on the road Monday as they beat the Peoria Javelinas, 6-3, in Arizona Fall League action. Surprise's win was fueled by the solid play of two Royals players: catcher Nick Dini and shortstop Nicky Lopez, the organization's No. 11-ranked prospect.



Source: Braves denied from interviewing Moore

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:52:09 EDT

Rumors continue to persist about the Atlanta Braves' interest in Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a possible candidate for their general manager opening or another front-office position.



Lopez's 'mature approach' impressing Royals

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:49:29 EDT

While all eyes have been on Raul Mondesi the past few years as the Royals' potential shortstop of the future, the Royals also have a rising prospect at the position that continues to impress the team's Minor League staff: Nicky Lopez.



Moore, staff examining KC's late-season slide

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:32:51 EDT

The nagging question Royals general manager Dayton Moore and his staff have asked since the season ended is simple: What happened over the season's final two months?



Moustakas wins TSN's AL Comeback award

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:34:05 EDT

Mike Moustakas was named The Sporting News' American League Comeback Player of the Year for 2017 on Tuesday.