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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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Royals Unveil Uniform Update for 2014 Season »

Eric Hosmer modeling new alternate road jersey.

The Kansas City Royals announced updates to the club’s road alternative uniform for the upcoming 2014 season. The changes to the road alternate “royal blue” uniform include the Royals classic KC logo, which also appears on the club’s cap. The royal blue jersey will be trimmed in white and powder blue piping, and the numeral and […]

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Royals Reach 4-Year Deal with Left-Hander Vargas »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have agreed to a four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas in an attempt to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana’s free agency. Vargas was 9-8 with a 4.02 ERA in 24 starts for the Angels last season. He was 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA […]

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Royals Make Moves to 40-Man Roster Ahead of Deadline »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Right-hander Felipe Paulino elected to become a free agent Wednesday rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha as the Royals tweaked their 40-man roster. The Royals added outfielder Lane Adams, right-hander Michael Mariot and infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert to the roster. In corresponding moves, left-hander Noel […]

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Royals Reward Manager Ned Yost »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and manager Ned Yost agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday after wrapping up an 86-76 season, the best finish for the franchise in 24 years. Yost’s contract was set to expire after the season. Yost has been the manager in Kansas City for the past four years, […]

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George Brett Named Royals Interim Hitting Coach »

Christian Petersen

Hall of Famer George Brett is returning to the dugout as the Royals’ interim hitting coach, with Pedro Grifol also joining Kansas City’s coaching staff as a special assignment coach, the club announced on Thursday. Former hitting coaches Jack Maloof and Andre David have been reassigned to the Minor Leagues. “Obviously things have not gone […]

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Royals Fall to Tigers in Weekend Sweep »

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DETROIT — This wasn’t the road trip the Kansas City Royals were expecting. They limp into the All-Star Break 3-7 in their travels through Minnesota, Toronto and Detroit, after Sunday’s 7-1 loss to the Tigers. “The trip was disappointing. Coming into the thing you’re four games out and four games under (actually five-and-a-half games out […]

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Royals’ Comeback Falls Short in Loss »

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

DETROIT – Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers. Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast. The Royals scored three runs in the final inning in an 8-7 loss to Detroit. Betancourt’s drive to left-center was tracked down […]

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Smyly Strikes Out 10 in Tigers Win Over Royals »

Kansas City Royals' Brayan Pena is greeted in the dugout after scoring in the fifth inning on teammate Jason Bourgeois' single during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT  – In a lost year for Jonathan Sanchez, even a small improvement is something to hold on to. Sanchez failed to end his 10-game winless streak Friday night in a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers, but even four runs in 5 2/3 innings was better than what he has done lately. In his […]

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Royals Get Season-High 16 Hits in Win Over Blue Jays »

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TORONTO – The All-Star break next week is arriving at just the right time for Luke Hochevar. The Kansas City right-hander won for the third time in four starts after leaving the game with a sprained ankle, Eric Hosmer had three RBIs and the Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 on Thursday night. Hochevar (6-8) […]

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