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Royals Injury Update: Salvador Perez exits with knee discomfort

The first-place Kansas City Royals removed catcher Salvador Perez from Monday's 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins with "discomfort in his right knee," according to  Dick Kaegel of MLB.com (video here and below). Perez was replaced in the seventh inning by Erik Kratz, who homered twice.No X-ray or MRI was taken and Royals manager Ned Yost said he is not concerned...
Via MLB Injury News
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greg Holland notches league high 38th save

Getty Images The Kansas City Royals did not expect close Greg Holland to pitch Monday night as they entered the ninth inning with a five run lead over the Minnesota Twins. That all changed though when Aaron Crow surrendered a three run home run to Trevor Plouffe. Holland then was inserted into the game. Holland made quick work of Chris Parmelee on a ground out and Kurt Suzuki via...
Via Tireball.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kratz, Vargas Lead Royals Over Twins 6-4

The Kansas City Royals just keep on winning. On July 21st, Kansas City had an unimpressive record of 48-50. Fast forward three weeks, and the Kansas City Royals are 69-55, and now have a two game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the American Central lead. Trevor May cruised through four innings, but hit a wall in the fifth inning. May allowed three walks in the inning, and all of...
Via Royals Blue
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Royals stay in first place this time?

Alex Gordon – Photo Credit – Keith Allison Remember when the Kansas City Royals were red hot in the middle of June, including taking 3 of 4 from the then-first place Detroit Tigers? They had a slim game and a half lead over the Tigers, who were struggling at that point after such a hot start which made them look borderline unbeatable. The Royals beat the Tigers 2-1 on June 18th...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Binford a Step Away and Zimmer is Back

A couple big things occurred in the minor leagues this weekend for the Kansas City Royals as they announced the promotion of Christian Binford to AAA while also getting Kyle Zimmer into a game at Idaho Falls.It was an extremely brief audition for Zimmer throwing against just three hitters. The results don't matter as much as the velocity reading that was reported to be in the...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Royals' Yost enjoying the ride? 'Absolutely, it's fun'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals manager Ned Yost says he doesn't read stories about himself, doesn't listen to talk radio and certainly doesn't get caught up in the world of social media. It's a good thing, too, because if he did, Yost would subject himself to  a mountain of second-guessing and a sea of insults. That all comes with the territory of being a big-league manager...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals’ Offense Is Fueling Their Hot Streak

Uh, some things are happening with the Royals right now. Yes, there are big doings afoot in Kansas City, where our new Royal overlords just took three of four games from the best team in baseball, the Oakland Athletics. They’ve won 18 of their last 22 games, and they’re in first place by a half game in the AL Central over the heavily-favored Detroit Tigers. The Royals appear...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

September Call-Ups Could Key Royals

For the majority of seasons for the Kansas City Royals, the rosters expanding in September meant an opportunity to see what players could do as a sort of audition for the following year. I can think back to late season call-ups for guys like Ruben Gotay and others who always got the Royals and their fans excited for the next season only for the next season to end in inevitable disappointment...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A veteran presence

Veteran Raul Ibanez congratulates Alex Gordon as he enters the dugout (zimbio.com). The Kansas City Royals improved to a record of 68-55 after Sunday’s 12-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. They now stand a game and a half above the Detroit Tigers to lead the American League Central. Currently winning 20 of their last 25 games, the Royals have found success lately with a strong veteran...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals send Vargas to mound as they try for eighth straight series win

The Kansas City Royals have built a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL Central and will get a chance to extend it against a struggling young arm for a last-place team. The Royals will try for an eighth straight series win Monday night when they conclude a four-game set in Minnesota. Sunday's 12-6 win set the Royals (68-55) up for another series win and gave them an MLB-best 20-5 record...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seven-Run Inning, Three Dingers Lead Royals over Twins 12-6

The Royals are going to have an interesting decision on their hands next season when they decide what to do with Billy Butler and Josh Willingham. For now, though, the club is just enjoying the production both hitters are bringing to the table. A seven-run second inning gave Jeremy Guthrie plenty of run support, but the offense also provided three home runs to pad the lead in the...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Creeper of the Week – I’ll have the Moustakas with a Side of TaBOOli

Even though I'm recommending Mike Moustakas this week, I still can't help but booooo! him. Honestly, all Royals hitters this year, except Alcides Escobar, gets the booooo! treatment from me. I'm starting to feel like I'm a Philadelphia resident with my booing of these players regardless of what they do. [Jay's Note: Needs more Duracell.] Even Alex Gordon has turned...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: On top once again

Closer Greg Holland and Catcher Salvador Perez have a lot to celebrate this season (kansascity.com). The Kansas City Royals took over first place in the American League Central Monday night for the first time since June and at the latest point in the season since they led the division in July of 2003. The Royals have currently won 8 straight games and are winners of 11 of their last...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals now sit atop the AL Central and here’s why they’re a force to be reckoned with

With all the talk last year about the Pittsburgh Pirates attaining their first winning season since 1992, the Kansas City Royals and their fans probably felt slighted in the sympathy department. This franchise’s last postseason game took place in 1985—which was also the year of its last championship. You could probably say the Royals used up all their luck in that title run,...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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