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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 »


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 »

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

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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Royals Struggles Continue in Toronto »

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Luis Mendoza delivers against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

TORONTO — When Luis Mendoza couldn’t keep his sinker down, the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage. Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday night. Three of Toronto’s four runs came on sacrifice flies, leaving Royals manager Ned Yost frustrated […]

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Lind’s Homer Highlights 6-run Fourth Inning, Blue Jays Beat Royals »

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TORONTO — Adam Lind hit a three-run homer, Brett Cecil won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Lind’s sixth homer was the big blow in Toronto’s six-run fourth inning. The win put the Blue Jays over .500 at 41-40 at […]

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Moustakas hits grand slam as Royals rout Blue Jays »


TORONTO (AP) – Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam, Everett Teaford pitched seven innings for his first win of the season and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3 on Monday night.   Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run as the Royals snapped a three-game losing streak, matched their […]

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Plouffe homers twice, Twins beat Royals 10-8 »

Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe rounds the bases on his solo home run off Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen in the second inning on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Trevor Plouffe homered twice, Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each and the Minnesota Twins came back from four runs down to take a big lead, then held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-8 Sunday. With one run already across in the sixth, Willingham hit a three-run homer to […]

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