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Ventura expected to make another rehab start

Right-hander Yordano Ventura likely will need one more start in the Minors before returning to the Royals, manager Ned Yost said on Thursday.

Hosmer grieving for young Royals fan's death

The words came hard for Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, as he stood in front of reporters on Thursday and tried to make meaning of the death of his 7-year-old friend, Noah Wilson, from Olathe, Kan.

Royals super fan Wilson dies at age 7

Noah Wilson, whose fight against cancer and devotion to the Royals was chronicled during last year's World Series, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 7.

Herrera can't hold serve in decisive 7th frame

On Wednesday night, flame-throwing righty Kelvin Herrera looked mighty mortal for a second game in a row. Herrera took the loss, allowing the decisive run in the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to the Astros, who swept the three-game set.

Volquez sidetracked by nightmare fifth inning

Royals starter Edinson Volquez looked the part for 3 2/3 innings against the Astros on Wednesday night, but it all came undone as he labored in a four-run fifth inning that was ultimately his final frame in the 6-5 loss at Minute Maid Park.

Volquez, Royals hit speed bump against Astros

Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base while scoring the decisive run on a bang-bang play at the plate as the Astros swept the Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Lamb, Coleman selected as PCL All-Stars

The Pacific Coast League All-Star teams were announced on Wednesday, and the Royals' Triple-A Omaha affiliate landed a pair of pitchers on the roster.

Vargas slated to throw simulated innings

Royals pitcher Jason Vargas will throw about two simulated innings on Thursday, his first live throwing action since he landed on the disabled list in early June with a recurrence of a muscle strain in his left forearm.

Sources: Royals sign pair of Dominican Republic prospects

Kansas City made its presence felt on the international scene by locking up two top teenage prospects from the Dominican Republic.

Royals Minor League Report: June 30

An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

Bonifacio named Texas League All-Star Game MVP

Royals No. 9 prospect Jorge Bonifacio won MVP honors after leading the North to a 9-4 victory over the South in the Texas League All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

Cain able with big bat in return against Astros

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was certainly limited in his return from a hamstring issue against the Astros on Tuesday.

Dyson plays it smart with lingering groin issue

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson felt a tweak in his left groin last Wednesday in Seattle, and it's still lingering into the series against the Astros.

Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Royals Minor League Report: June 29

An update on the Kansas City Royal Minor League teams.

Manaea among 10 top prospect performers Monday

Sean Manaea is back on track. The Royals' No. 2 prospect made his return to Class A Advanced Wilmington on Monday, a full 10 months after he pitched his most recent game for the Blue Rocks.

Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

Joe Blanton struggled with command early and often, walking four and allowing five runs in just 2 2/3 innings in the 6-1 loss to Houston on Monday night.

Escobar a late scratch due to split nail bed

A rash of finger issues caught up to the Royals for Monday night's game in Houston. In addition to Eric Hosmer likely missing the series, shortstop Alcides Escobar was a late scratch from the lineup due to a split nail bed on his right index finger.

Hosmer out for Astros series with finger injury

First baseman Eric Hosmer was not in Monday's lineup against the Astros due to a mild sprain on his left ring finger, and he's unlikely to play during the three-game set in Houston.

Blanton, offense stumble against Astros

Jose Altuve kickstarted the Astros' three-run third inning with his seventh home run, matching a career high, while Lance McCullers allowed just one run over seven innings as the Astros topped the Royals, 6-1, on Monday.

Moore's roster work bearing fruit for Royals

Royals general manager Dayton Moore is a detail-oriented guy. Oh, he can see the big picture. But he also knows that the little things can make a big difference for a team that came within one victory of a world championship last October.

Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

Salvador Perez delivered a two-run home run in the eighth inning of the Royals' 5-3 victory against the A's at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon, the 500th hit of his career.

Guthrie tallies 1,000th strikeout in solid win

Two days after teammate Edinson Volquez recorded his 1,000th career strikeout, Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie notched his 1,000th strikeout on Sunday during the Royals' 5-3 win over Oakland.

Moustakas leading Majors in nighttime hitting

Here's a fun stat: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is leading the Major Leagues in night hitting.

Perez, Guthrie lead Royals in sweep of A's

Salvador Perez homered, and the Royals took advantage of a crucial A's error in a three-run sixth inning to secure a sweep-clinching 5-3 victory at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Wading into danger, Davis holds firm for KC

The two things you rarely see from Royals reliever Wade Davis are runs allowed or emotion.

Young relies on veteran savvy in rebound effort

Coming off his worst start with the Royals -- seven runs in 4 2/3 innings vs. Boston -- right-hander Chris Young wasn't too concerned he'd fall into a funk.

Resourceful Royals edge A's for series win

Right-hander Chris Young threw six strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered a two-run go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Royals held off the A's, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon.