TORONTO (AP) Ben Zobrist was set to make his Kansas City Royals' debut in left field against the Blue Jays on Thursday night. Zobrist, batting .268 with six homers and 31 RBIs, was batting sixth against Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada. Manager Ned Yost said the versatile Zobrist will be used primarily in left field but will also play right and second base. Outfielder Paulo Orlando...
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While moving on after being traded sometimes takes time, Troy Tulowitzki has begun doing so in emphatic fashion. Toronto's new leadoff hitter will try to stay hot Thursday night when the Blue Jays open a four-game set versus a Kansas City Royals team hoping to unveil its own new acquisition. Tulowitzki admitted before Wednesday night's game versus Philadelphia he was "blindsided...
On Monday, Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost revealed the starting pitchers for the National and American Leagues, and also revealed their starting lineups. Zack Greinke gets the nod for the NL, while Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the AL. The 2015 NL #ASG starting lineup. pic.twitter.com/PrRsuNAw8Z — MLB (@MLB) July 13, 2015 Andrew McCutchen, CF Todd Frazier, SS Bryce Harper, RF...
As Craig Calcaterra correctly points out at Hardball Talk, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has somewhat joylessly brought ultra-utility types aboard the American League All-Star roster instead of selecting players with bigger reputations. But can ya blame Yost? You might recall that he got wicked close to winning a World Series just nine months […]
Alex Rodriguez is defying odds at age 39, but he apparently has not done enough to earn a spot on the American League All-Star team. A-Rod was not selected to the squad by the fans or players, and AL manager Ned Yost also chose to leave him out of the Final Vote competition. Rodriguez is...Read More
The Royals record on May 13th, 2010 stood at 11-23 and they were mired in a stretch where they had lost 9 out of 11 games. In what had become a standard joke, the Royals were already looking at a season in which "next year" was going to be the phrase of the day. To stem the growing unrest of fans, General Manager Dayton Moore mercifully fired then head coach Trey Hillman. Hillman...
Jason Vargas was hit in the nuts during the fifth inning of Monday’s Royals-Twins game, and the man soldiered on through another 1.1 innings to get the win in the game. As impressed as we are with his ability to shake off such a potentially devastating injury, we were even more impressed with his manager’s...Read More
Ned Yost either understands the significant role bees play in our ecosystem or simply is a lover of all of Earth’s creatures great and small, because the Kansas City Royals manager was greatly affected by the extermination of the insects that delayed the team’s spring training game on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. While Yost understood...Read More The post Royals manager Ned Yost laments...
After completing a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, the Kansas City Royals are heading back to the World Series for the first time since 1985. Combining awesome relief pitching, timely hitting, speed and great defense, the Royals swept their way through the American League Playoffs to a tune of an 8-0 record. This after Ned Yost’s club was down four runs in...
Less than a week after Ned Yost ripped Kansas City fans for not showing up to games when their team is in a pennant race, the Royals manager wondered over the weekend if playing in front of such a large crowd was an issue for his players. The Royals lost a couple of crucial games […]
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