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Royals sign Medlin to two-year deal with option »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2017 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Royals will announce a corresponding roster move later today. Medlen, […]

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Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was subject to Rios passing a physical. Rios will […]

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Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Kendrys Morales and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement with the AL champions was subject to him passing a physical. […]

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Royals, Hochevar agree to 2-year deal »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. Hochevar will make $4.5 million this season and $5.5 million for the 2016 season, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because […]

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Billy Butler and A’s reach 3-year deal »

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the A’s had not announced the deal, their typical […]

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Royals Cain, Gordon earn Wilson Defensive Player of the Honors »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, MO  – Kansas City Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon have received Defensive Player of the Year honors by Wilson Sporting Goods, which were announced tonight on as part of a one-hour special on MLB Network. Cain was also honored last year with a Defensive Player of the Year […]

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Three Royals honored with Rawlings Gold Gloves for second straight season »

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Kansas City Royals KANSAS CITY, MO – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., and ESPN2 announced tonight that  three Kansas City Royals ­– left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez – have won American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for the second-straight season.  The three Rawlings Gold Glove winners are tied […]

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Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday to right-hander James Shields, which assures Kansas City of draft pick compensation if its staff ace signs a major league contract with another team before June 8. Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept, and it is expected he will not. […]

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Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of […]

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Royals rout Giants to force Game 7 in Series »

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By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels. Bring on Game 7! Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. […]

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Royals hope to light up Giants and clubhouse deer »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a “W” underneath a crown. […]

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Giants beat Royals 5-0 for 3-2 World Series lead »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and a 3-2 World Series lead. Bumgarner struck out eight and walked none in improving to […]

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Royals edge Giants for 2-1 World Series lead »

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series […]

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