ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals ride trio of home runs; Karns K's 7

The Royals' recent home run barrage continued on Tuesday, as they clubbed three more homers in a 7-3 win over the White Sox at Surprise Stadium.
Via Royals.com
3 hours ago

Duffy partners with shelter to get out the vote

If there is one thing that Royals left-hander Danny Duffy is as passionate about as baseball, it is his love of animals.
Via Royals.com
5 hours ago

Colon loses bid to start, aims for reserve role

It is hard for Royals infielder Christian Colon to hide the disappointment.
Via Royals.com
6 hours ago

Spring Training Questions: How Good Are The Royals?

By now you’ve probably noticed that the regular season is starting in less than a week. And because of that, there will be no more spring training questions to be asked and for me to attempt to answer. As you know, there will be plenty more questions to be asked during the season, but I think we’ll wrap up this series with a very simple question. But first, let’s look back...
Via BP Kansas City
14 hours ago

Report: Jorge Soler could start season on DL

According to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a strained oblique and will “likely open the 2017 season on the disabled list.” The 2016 World Series champion is no stranger to injuries having an abbreviated season last year playing in just 86 games with the Cubs. He finished his campaign with a .238/.328/.434 line with 12 home...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

KC Royals: Rotation Set and Danny Duffy Named Opening Day Starter

The rotation is set for the KC Royals. Over the weekend, Danny Duffy was named the starter for the April 3 season opener in Minnesota. For the KC Royals, Ian Kennedy follows Duffy in game two, and Jason Hammel gets the nod for game three. Duffy was impressive in his two World Baseball Classic starts, […] KC Royals: Rotation Set and Danny Duffy Named Opening Day Starter - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Roster Math, Spring Training Edition

Let’s be honest. This spring has been one long exercise in boredom. Yeah, the crack of the bat and the snap of the ball hitting the glove is welcome. But through Sunday the Royals have played 29 Cactus League games. They have five more before they break for Minnesota and the regular season. Seriously, 34 exhibition games ahead of 162 regular season contests, plus the promise of...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for a MRI Monday, and manager Ned Yost acknowledged Soler was expected to be out of action when the Royals open next...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

KC Royals: Former Royal, David DeJesus hangs up cleats after 13 years

After 13 years of professional baseball, former outfielder for the KC Royals, David DeJesus, officially retired as a major leaguer. Wednesday afternoon, DeJesus, formerly with the KC Royals, posted on Twitter that he was making it official and retiring from playing baseball. DeJesus, who became a fan favorite in his short time in Chicago, will […] KC Royals: Former Royal, David...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 days ago

KC Royals: Bold Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

For every team, in every season, unexpected things happen, things nobody sees coming. For the KC Royals in 2016, you saw things that nobody could predict. In 2016 for the KC Royals, we saw Whit Merrifield coming up and going on a hit parade. We saw Danny Duffy coming into the rotation and becoming one […] KC Royals: Bold Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season - Kings of Kauffman ...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 days ago

Moylan's strong spring could equal job in Royals' bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Extra-inning spring training games are not the preference of most big league players. Kansas City Royals reliever Peter Moylan, however, was happy when the game Saturday went into the 10th inning. "I was very glad it went an extra inning," said Moylan, which allowed him to pitch. Moylan threw a scoreless 10th inning as the Royals and a Cleveland Indians split squad...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonifacio, Dozier, Starling among six Royals optioned to Omaha

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals have optioned three of their top prospects, infielder Hunter Dozier and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio and Bubba Starling, to Triple-A Omaha as they begin paring their roster. Kansas City announced the series of roster moves Friday. Dozier is a power-hitting third baseman who has been working at other positions as the Royals try to get his bat into the...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvy expects to be ready for Royals opening day

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- All-Star catcher Salvador Perez should be ready for Kansas City's season opener after tests showed there was no structural damage to his injured left knee. The Royals, though, are still concerned about his hyperextended left elbow. Royals manager Ned Yost said Perez would probably be ready to play in a week. Perez returned to the Royals camp Wednesday after playing...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez injured by Royals teammate Drew Butera in collision

Salvador Perez was injured in a collision at home plate by his Kansas City Royals teammate Drew Butera during a WBC game in Mexico on Saturday.Perez, playing for Venezuela, was hurt when Butera tried to score from first on a two-out hit from Gavin Cecchini in the bottom of the 9th that tied the game at 10.Here’s a look at the play: Perez did not look prepared to block the plate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Representing in the World Baseball Classic

The Kansas City Royals have begun their Spring Training game schedule and along with it, the 2017 World Baseball Classic has begun as well. The first WBC took place in 2006, and since then they have played in 2009, 2013, and now the fourth is underway. Although the attraction for the WBC has not had as much steam as events such as the FIFA World Cup, the baseball community is...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel on Learning from a Guru

When I interviewed him in April 2013, Jason Hammel was a 30-year-old pitcher yet to hit his stride. Following his previous path, he went on to have a ho-hum season. In 26 appearances for the Orioles — 23 of them of them as a starter — Hammel had seven wins, a 4.97 ERA, and a 6.2 K/9. His two-seamer and slider showed signs of coming around, but for all intents and purposes, he...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Contract talks stall with four key Royals players

The Kansas City Royals may be facing a serious exodus at season’s end.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, four Royals players who are set to become free agents after the season – Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar – are likely to hit the open market. A source told Heyman that there is no evidence that contract talks are progressing with any...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants first base coach hit by baseball, taken to hospital

The San Francisco Giants were having a nice spring day in Arizona on Saturday. Exhibition baseball. A lot of sun.Then, in one fell swoop, the entire day was turned upside down for the Giants.First base coach Jose Alguacil was hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier. He was eventually carted off the field and sent to the hospital.“Trainer...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Is second base an area of concern?

The Kansas City Royals have had tremendous success over the past few seasons, despite their lack of production and consistency out of the second base position. Many different players have tried to fill the spot, but none have proven they can be he everyday player the Royals need in the middle infield. The Royals once again are uncertain who will take charge this season, but with...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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