ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

KC Royals Activate Alex Gordon; Option Brett Eibner

The KC Royals activated outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and option outfielder Brett Eibner to AAA Omaha. Gordon to bat second in the Kansas City Royals lineup. Alex Gordon returns after missing more than a month due to breaking a bone in his hand in a collision with third baseman Mike Moustakas on […] KC Royals Activate Alex Gordon; Option Brett Eibner - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
6 hours ago

Royals host annual Pitch, Hit and Run event

As Oscar Hinton stepped to the plate for his turn in the Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run competition, the 21 competitors who had completed their swings chatted in the dugout. As he planted his foot and took his first swing, the sound of the bat connecting with the ball pierced the air.
Via Royals.com
7 hours ago

Royals proud to celebrate Hispanic heritage

On Saturday, the Royals sported jerseys with a different name on the front. In line with the "Viva Los Reales" celebration of Hispanic heritage, the words "Los Reales" were spelled out in blue cursive lettering, rather than the typical "Royals."
Via Royals.com
7 hours ago

Royals LF Alex Gordon comes off disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals reinstated left fielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list before their game Saturday against the Houston Astros. The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner fractured his right wrist in a May 22 collision with third baseman Mike Moustakas while chasing a foul ball at Chicago. Moustakas suffered a season-ending torn right...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gordon returns from DL; Royals option Eibner

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon likely will be back in the starting lineup on Saturday night against the Astros.
Via Royals.com
11 hours ago

Royals hope to bounce back Saturday with Gordon possibly returning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After scoring 12 runs in the first two innings to crush the Kansas City Royals 13-4 on Friday night, the Houston Astros are adding another offensive weapon Saturday.The Astros announced left-handed hitting first baseman A.J. Reed's contract has been purchased from Triple-A Fresno after the game. Manager A.J Hinch said Reed would be the designated hitter in his...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez might have just made the worst start in MLB history

A pitcher's career is filled with unforgettable highs and very forgettable lows.Take right-hander Edinson Volquez, for example. Last October, he shined in the decisive Game 5 of the World Series that clinched the Kansas City Royals' first championship since 1985. On Friday night, however, nothing went right.Volquez allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on eight hits and three walks in one...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 6-24-16

The Royals affiliates went 5-4 with wins at the three highest levels thanks to solid pitching at each. HR Roll Call Frank Schwindel 2 (11), Jack Lopez (5), Zane Evans (3), Chris DeVito (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Frank Schwindel 3-4 3R, 2b, 2 HR, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Eric Skoglund 7 IP 4 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 5 K 11-4 GO-FO 87p/63k  Omaha Storm Chasers 6 New Orleans...
Via BP Kansas City
19 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 4, Astros 13; Ugly

They say one of the great things about baseball is you can go to any given ballgame and witness history. You never know what you’re going to see. Like one of the worst pitched games in the last five years. It’s not every game a player collects seven total bases in the first inning. Sometimes, all you can do is come back and try to get them tomorrow.
Via BP Kansas City
20 hours ago

KC Royals: Raul Mondesi Return Might Heat Up Trade Talks

KC Royals no. 1 prospect Raul Mondesi, Jr. will return from his 50-game PEDs suspension with a rehab assignment at High-A Wilmington. Mondesi could become a deadline deal bargaining chip. Still just 20 years old, top KC Royals prospect Raul Mondesi, Jr. will get back into the swing of baseball by playing at High A, […] KC Royals: Raul Mondesi Return Might Heat Up Trade Talks -...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

KC Royals Series Preview: Streaking Astros pay a visit

The KC Royals return home to Kauffman Stadium to host Houston after two losses in Queens as the Astros return to Kauffman Stadium for the first time since last October’s ALDS. The ‘Stros are 8-2 over their last 10 games entering this series. The Kansas City Royals currently hold the best home record in Major […] KC Royals Series Preview: Streaking Astros pay a visit - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

And Gone! The Ian Kennedy Story So Far

As you may recall from Tuesday’s recap, Ian Kennedy has a home run problem. He’s allowed 18 dingers already this season. Ten of them have come in a barrage in his last four starts. If you’re sitting in the bleachers for a Kennedy start, bring a glove. Or a helmet. Safety first, you know. Fun Home Run Fact #1: Of Kennedy’s 18 home runs, 11 of them have been solo shots. Seven...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals’ Outfielder Alex Gordon Close to Return

Kansas City Royals’ outfielder is expected to return to the club on Saturday after being sidelined with a broken bone in his right hand. Before returning, Gordon will finish a rehab assignment with the organizations’ Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Gordon started his assignment rehab on Sunday, playing with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In two games, the 23-year-old...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Kansas City Royals Expect from Alex Gordon Upon Return?

Alex Gordon‘s 2016 campaign has been anything but representative of the 4 year, $72 million contract he signed with the Kansas City Royals last January. But there’s reason to believe it could turn around sooner than later. Gordon, who landed on the disabled list with a fractured right wrist on May 23, is expected to return to the Royals’ lineup during the team’s upcoming...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's official: Infante clears waivers, becomes free agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veteran infielder Omar Infante cleared waivers Thursday and became a free agent.Infante was designated for assignment June 15 by the Kansas City Royals, who chose to pay him the nearly $14 million remaining on his contract rather than let him ride the bench as a utility player.Infante spent his first six seasons in Detroit. He later played for Atlanta, earning...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About Eric Hosmer’s Defense

There’s another disagreement regarding the Kansas City Royals and advanced metrics. If you’re still standing, you may take another drink. This time, it’s Eric Hosmer and the defensive metrics. The Kansas City Star‘s Rustin Dodd penned a column over the weekend regarding the disconnect between the perception of Hosmer’s defense and the evaluation of Hosmer’s defense. It’s...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miracle of Whit Merrifield

Throughout his baseball career, Whit Merrifield has found that he has many homes. Rotating through essentially every position, he has established himself as a Ned Yost-style player, one that would be similar to Ben Zobrist. However, what he lacked that Ben Zobrist had was a world-class batter’s eye, and a professional level skill set. Thus, as a 9th round pick in 2010, Whit Merrifield...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fans rescued a puppy from a hot car outside Kauffman Stadium

After leaving Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, a group of Kansas City Royals fans made an important assist when they heard whimpering and discovered a puppy locked inside a hot car.The temperature in Kansas City touched the low nineties and inside the vehicle the puppy, an estimated 16 weeks old, had no food or water.Fans including a man named Josh Lee made the discovery in the eighth...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eibner’s back, but for how long?

Rookie outfielder Brett Eibner, just four games into his first big league stint, went down with an ankle injury running down a ball in the left-center gap, which looked much worse than it was (sprained ankle), with some speculation initially that it was a possible Achilles injury. He hit the DL, but the Royals really dodged the bullet, as he started a rehab stint just eight...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Infante Contract Goes from Bad to Worse

  The inevitable happened. The Royals finally parted ways with Omar Infante, designating him for assignment this afternoon. The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Infante had seen a drastic decline in his playing time of late, as his last start and at bat came June 2, where he cost the Royals at least one run with a brutal defensive game that ended up as a...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee on Going from Met to Royals Reliever

Dillon Gee isn’t a Met anymore. Nor is he a starter (at least not as his primary role). The 30-year-old right-hander is working out of the bullpen in his first season with the Royals. No longer needed in New York, he inked a free-agent deal with Kansas City over the winter. Gee was a solid, albeit unremarkable, starter for the Mets from 2011 to -14. Then the deGroms, Harveys and...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A.J. Puckett can make an immediate impact

With the 67th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals select right-handed pitcher A.J. Puckett. The Pepperdine University alum isn’t your average righty though; this kid has been through something hopefully none of us will ever experience. During the summer of Puckett’s junior year of high school, he suffered an accident that placed him in a coma for three...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Salvador Perez Turning On the Power?

We’re given a few things. One, Salvador Perez is rather newly 26 years old. And he’s a catcher, and you know how they develop. Two, Perez is running what would be a career-high strikeout rate. Three, Perez is running what would be a career-high isolated slugging. We’ve seen this before, and the speculation is almost always the same. Is Perez starting to trade some of his contact...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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