Kansas City Royals News
Royals catcher Salvador Perez made a remarkable, Gold Glove Award play by sliding feet first and snaring the baseball just in front of the dugout railing to help reliever Chris Young escape a fifth-inning jam against the Tigers on Thursday night.
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who got a day off from the starting lineup on Thursday, will remain the team's leadoff man, at least until left fielder Alex Gordon, recovering from a strained groin, gets back to full speed.
Royals right fielder Alex Rios and right-hander Kelvin Herrera, both of whom contracted chickenpox when the team played the Rays last weekend, are improving, manager Ned Yost said on Thursday.
Royals rookie Cheslor Cuthbert drove a two-run homer into the left-field corner, part of his four-RBI Wednesday night in the Royals' 12-1 win over the Tigers.
Royals manager Ned Yost said he already is beginning to prepare for those instances when he can insert his shutdown outfield defense of Alex Gordon in left, Jarrod Dyson in center and Lorenzo Cain in right.
Rookie Cheslor Cuthbert homered and had four RBIs, Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain each homered and had three RBIs, and right-hander Yordano Ventura matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts as the Royals pummeled the Tigers in a 12-1 win on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Johnny Cueto was a huge addition for the Royals in July, and his first four starts lived up to expectations. But his last three have all been poor, and now, the Royals must wonder if they have a problem on their hands.
Royals rookie right-hander Miguel Almonte made his Major League debut in the seventh inning against the Tigers on Tuesday night and he promptly gave up a single and a two-run homer to Ian Kinsler -- two pivotal runs in a 6-5 loss.
Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run homer as the Tigers held off the Royals for a 6-5 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Two Royals players have come down with a case of the chicken pox. Outfielder Alex Rios and reliever Kelvin Herrera have both been infected with the disease that could sideline them for up to two weeks.
The Royals activated outfielder Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in one of several roster moves in conjunction with September roster expansion.
Philadelphia's J.P. Crawford, St. Louis' Alex Reyes and Pittsburgh's Austin Meadows are among nine Top 100 Prospects on the preliminary 2015 rosters released by the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday.
Joba Chamberlain is never one to back down from a challenge. He is not about to start now. Twenty-three days shy of his 30th birthday, Chamberlain is in the Minor Leagues, working out of the bullpen for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals on Monday night acquired right-handed hitter Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for Minor League shortstop Luis Valenzuela.
With one out in the eighth inning and runners on the corners during the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday, Kendrys Morales chopped an Alex Colome changeup near home plate that first baseman James Loney fielded on a hop and fired to catcher Rene Rivera, who tagged out Ben Zobrist to prevent what would have been the game-tying run.
Kevin Kiermaier hit his second home run in as many days and the bullpen backed a solid start by Nathan Karns with four innings of scoreless relief to power the Rays to a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Former Royals All-Star outfielder Willie Wilson joined seven other former Kansas City players on Sunday to teach throwing and fielding skills as part of an MLB and U.S. Conference of Mayors' initiative called Play Ball KC. The event focused on strengthening youth, families, communities and baseball.
Mike Moustakas heard the "Moose" chants at Tropicana Field in the Royals' 6-3 win over the Rays, and he earned the applause with two doubles and three RBIs in a 3-for-5 night.
It's not exactly revolutionary, but the high-flying Kansas City Royals are changing the face of baseball with the way manager Ned Yost uses his talented bullpen.
Powered by a pair of Mike Moustakas RBI doubles and a solid start by right-hander Kris Medlen, the Royals moved to a season-high 31 games over .500 on Saturday night with a 6-3 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Kendrys Morales isn't an attorney, but when it comes to Comeback Player of the Year consideration, the Royals' designated hitter is making quite an argument.
Kendrys Morales' two-run home run off the catwalk in center field and a quality start by Edinson Volquez were all the Royals needed to take a 3-2 win over the Rays Friday night at Tropicana Field.
Ben Zobrist returned to Tropicana Field for the first time since getting traded last offseason and he felt a "little bit upside down being on the other side of the field."
As Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings during the Royals' 5-3 win over Baltimore on Thursday, the search was on as to what has triggered his sudden turnaround.
The hardest part about being an extra outfielder for rookie Paulo Orlando is trying to find his timing each time he does get a rare start.
Royals third base coach Mike Jirschele hears the heckles all the time.
Right-hander Yordano Ventura threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters while red-hot Mike Moustakas had three hits and two RBIs as the Royals topped the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, on Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
It was somewhat of a classic matchup: the power arm of Royals All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera vs. the power bat of Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones.