ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals turn to Kennedy as they welcome Rays

Starting the year 3-0 over four starts with a 2.63 ERA, Tampa Bay starter Matt Andriese will look to take advantage of a dinged-up Kansas City lineup on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Opposing him will be Ian Kennedy, who holds a 4-3 record with a 3.38 ERA and 53 strikeouts.
Via Royals.com
3 hours ago

KC Royals Dodge Bullet With Salvador Perez, Call Up Tony Cruz

The KC Royals dodged a bullet Saturday when MRI showed that catcher Salvador Perez suffered no structural damage in his collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert. The Kansas City Royals recalled catcher Tony Cruz from AAA Omaha, and sent down pitcher Peter Moylan. The KC Royals will attempt to ride out Perez’s recovery without putting […] KC Royals Dodge Bullet With Salvador...
Via Kings of Kauffman
4 hours ago

Sunday on the Deck

Of course a lineup that included Whit Merrifield, Brett Eibner, Cheslor Cuthbert and Paulo Orlando would come back from a 5-1 deficit one night and 7-1 the next afternoon. I mean, who didn’t expect that? While I tire of the bitter fans of teams who have been felled by the Royals in seasons past lamenting the Royals being lucky, I am not going to attach some higher significance...
Via BP Kansas City
7 hours ago

KC Royals: One Key Injured Royals Can Be Replaced From Within

The KC Royals have been bitten by the injury bug in the last week where three of their key players suffered injuries. Fans may rightly be concerned that their hopes for a third World Series appearance in 3 years may be in jeopardy. However, the Kansas City Royals faithful can relax with respect to their […] KC Royals: One Key Injured Royals Can Be Replaced From Within - Kings of...
Via Kings of Kauffman
8 hours ago

KC Royals Lighter Shade Of Blue; Rookies Chase Away The Storm

Saturday the KC Royals beat the Pale Stockings 8-7 in a dramatic come-from-way-behind, walk-off, Disney commercial set to a baseball game. The Kansas City Royals scored a touchdown in the ninth inning. With 00:01 on the clock, Eric Hosmer threw a 99-yard touchdown pass to Brett Eibner to tie the game at 7. Drew Butera, playing […] KC Royals Lighter Shade Of Blue; Rookies Chase...
Via Kings of Kauffman
10 hours ago

Kansas City Royals finding their rhythm

The Kansas City Royals were 15-15 to start the 2016 season, sitting in third place in the AL Central standings. Many fans and analysts were questioning whether the Royals  had it in them again to make it back to the World Series for a third straight year. Fast forward to now. The Royals have won eight out of their last 11, tracking a remarkable seven run ninth inning miracle to...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals score seven in ninth, walk off with 8-7 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brett Eibner, playing his second big league game, singled to cap the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday.Kansas City's Salvador Perez was injured in the ninth when third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert slid with...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eibner hits walkoff single in 2nd MLB game

In his major-league debut, Brett Eibner sparked a comeback win for the Kansas City Royals. In his second game, he capped one.
Via WholeHogSports
1 day ago

Salvador injured in collision with Cuthbert

Royals catcher Salvador Perez collided with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert catching an Adam Eaton popup in the ninth inning on Saturday, then exited with a left leg injury.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Royals activate Young, send Flynn to Triple-A

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have activated right-hander Chris Young from the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox.Young, who had been out since May 9 with a right forearm strain, was placed in the bullpen after beginning the season in the rotation. He was 1-5 with a 6.68 ERA in seven starts, allowing 13 home runs and walking 11 in 32 1...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals activate Chris Young from DL, option Brian Flynn

The Kansas City Royals made a pair of roster moves on Saturday morning. The club activated right-handed pitcher Chris Young from the disabled list. To make room for him on the roster, the Royals optioned Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha. With Danny Duffy locking down a spot in the starting rotation, it is likely the Young will return to the team as a member of the bullpen. The pitcher...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas finds himself on the DL once again

And just like that, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is back on the disabled list. The former All-Star is no stranger to the DL in the month of May. Moose was placed on the disabled list earlier this month after missing three weeks with a broken thumb. Unfortunately, this trip will be a little different for the 27-year-old World Series champ. Moustakas and left fielder...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Scramble For Replacements — Meet the New Guys

For the last two years, the Kansas City Royals have been blessed with relatively good health. They’ve lost pitchers to Tommy John surgery, such as Tim Collins, Greg Holland,  and Jason Vargas, but other than that, it’s been pretty much smooth sailing. Now, nearly two months into the 2016 season, Royals’ players are dropping like flies, leaving them to call up guys from...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Try to Spin the Mike Moustakas News

Mike Moustakas is out for the rest of the season on account of a torn ACL, which he sustained in a foul-territory collision with Alex Gordon, which also injured the other guy. Gordon is out for a few weeks, himself, and though the collision isn’t quite as costly as Mike Trout running into literally anything, the Royals have been pushed into a difficult spot. Gordon is good! They...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas done for the year with torn right ACL

Defending a World Series title is difficult. Defending a World Series title when your All-Star third baseman is finished for the year is virtually impossible. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, manager Ned Yost confirmed on Thursday per Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com. Ned confirms Moustakas out for season. Will be ready...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Esky Magic Has Worn Off

This is a follow-up post that could practically write itself. Last year, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in spite of (because of?) weak-hitting shortstop Alcides Escobar leading off each and every game and almost always swinging at the first pitch of the game, even when the opposition was nearly certain it was coming. It became a thing. Broadcasters talked about it every...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Alex Gordon’s wrist break the Royals’ chances?

Heading into the 2016 season, many were down on the Kansas City Royals’ chances. Despite winning the World Series and two straight AL pennants, improvements made by the Tigers, White Sox and Indians during the off-season matched with expected regression and the expected loss of free agents largely lead to the Royals being expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the AL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Headed to Disabled List

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is headed to the disabled list after finding out he has a broken scaphoid bone in his hand. He will likely be out 3-4 weeks. To take his place on the roster, the recently sent down Cheslor Cuthbert will return to the big league club. Cuthbert is expected to arrive with the club around 6pm at Target Field.  Whit Merrifield, Jarrod Dyson and...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Royals Pitcher Dillon Gee Throws Quite Possibly the Worst Pitch in Baseball History

Even Randy Johnson, one of the best pitchers in major league baseball history, has thrown a wild pitch over the head of his catcher all the way to the backstop. But whatever pitch Kansas City Royals starter Dillion Gee was trying to throw takes the cake for the worst thing we've ever seen. Not only does Gee throw the baseball straight down into the pitcher's mound while facing...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Eric Hosmer admits he's afraid of NYC taxis in hilarious Q&A

The Kansas City Royals might be the defending World Series champs, but their players aren't the most publicized in the big leagues.One of their most recognizable players, first baseman Eric Hosmer, sat down with The Players' Tribune for a Q&A dubbed "What the (blank)."Hosmer provided some straightforward answers to some of the questions such as "When I played baseball as a kid...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer wants DH in the National League

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wants to see the designated hitter in the National League. Not only does he want to see it, but it’s something that he sees as a pressing issue. In the most recent “What the Blank?” section of The Players’ Tribune, Hosmer was asked what he’d do if he were Major League Baseball’s Commissioner for a day? He simply responded...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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