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Kinsler’s hit lifts Tigers over Royals in 10 »

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DETROIT (AP) – Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday. Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings for the Tigers, but Joe Nathan blew his first save chance since signing with Detroit in the […]

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Gonzalez’s single lifts Tigers over Royals »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) – Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run in his Detroit debut, lining a single to left off Greg Holland in the ninth inning that gave the Tigers a 4-3 opening-day victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Acquired by Detroit following an injury to shortstop […]

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Moustakas hits 2 homers, Royals down Cubs »

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered twice, Eric Hosmer added three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left after the first inning with a slight strain of his right hamstring. He hurt himself trying to steal a base. Moustakas hit a drive off […]

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Royals sign 7 players to 1-year deals for 2014 »

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – The Royals have agreed to terms with seven players not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts, including third basemen Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia. Kansas City also agreed Friday to deals with left-hander Justin Marks, right-handers Louis Coleman and Kelvin Herrera, infielder Cheslor Cuthbert and outfielder Lane Adams. The […]

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Royals claim Paredes off waivers »

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals claimed switch-hitting outfielder Jimmy Paredes off waivers Monday from the Baltimore Orioles. Paredes, 25, has played in 118 games in the majors for the Houston Astros since 2011. He hit .192 with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs in 125 at-bats last season with the […]

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Royals, Holland agree on contract »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals and All-Star closer Greg Holland agreed on a $4.675 million contract Wednesday, which means all of Kansas City’s arbitration-eligible players are signed ahead of spring training. Pitchers and catchers are due to report to Surprise, Ariz., on Friday. Holland asked for $5.2 […]

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Royals add former player Sweeney to front office »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations. Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career .297 hitter who finished with 215 homers […]

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Royals agree to 1-year, $1.475M deal with Crow »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have agreed to terms with reliever Aaron Crow on a $1.475 million, one-year deal that leaves Greg Holland as their only unsigned arbitration-eligible player. The deal includes a $50,000 bonus if Crow is an All-Star, which he was in 2011. Crow had asked for $1.7 million and the […]

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Royals acquire outfielder from Seattle »

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Kansas City Royals Media Relations KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.  Peguero (pronounced: peh-GAIR-oh) has been added to the 40-man roster.  In a corresponding roster move, left-handed pitcher Everett Teaford has been designated for assignment. Peguero, […]

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Royals reach deal with Maxwell, avoid arbitration »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Outfielder Justin Maxwell and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,325,000, leaving closer Greg Holland and reliever Aaron Crow as their only unsigned players in arbitration. Maxwell gets a substantial raise from the $492,500 he made last year. He was asking for $1.7 million and the […]

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Orioles trade Valencia to Royals for Lough »

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BALTIMORE (AP) – The Orioles have obtained outfielder David Lough from the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia. As a rookie this year, the 27-year-old Lough batted .286 with five homers and 33 RBIs in 96 games. He played all three outfield positions. He was originally selected by the Royals in the 11th round […]

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Royals announce $30.25M, 4-year deal for Infante »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have finalized a $30.25 million, four-year contract with veteran Omar Infante to become their primary second baseman. An agreement was reached Friday, and the deal was announced Monday night. Infante, who turns 32 on Dec. 26, should stabilize second base after the Royals churned through six players last […]

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Royals Decline to Offer Contract to INF Getz »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have declined to offer a 2014 contract to second baseman Chris Getz, making him a free agent. Getz hit .220 with a homer and 18 RBIs in 78 games last season, when he earned $1.05 million. The 30-year-old made his major league debut in 2008 with […]

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