ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals must make noise against Angels to stay in playoff contention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Time is running out on the Kansas City Royals if they are going to make it back to the postseason.After advancing to the World Series the past two years and winning it all in 2015, the Royals take a 48-49 record into a three-game series Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels to close out this nine-game homestand.The Royals fell below .500 for the first time...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Interested In Edinson Volquez

The Rangers are interested in a reunion with Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.  Volquez actually started against Texas today, holding the Rangers to one run over six innings to earn a no-decision in what ended up as a 2-1 Rangers victory.  As Grant noted, “the entire Rangers inner circle of front office personnel was on hand to...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morales' bat gets going, but he, KC can't capitalize

While the Royals are known for their "keep the line moving" offensive mentality, their struggles have come in a similar fashion. Despite getting the leadoff man on five times Sunday, the Royals managed to tally only a run on Kendrys Morales' homer in their 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
Via Royals.com
12 hours ago

Royals fall under .500 with rubber game loss to Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Delino DeShields homered in the seventh to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.DeShields, who was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock, walked and doubled before leading off the seventh with his third home run. DeShields hit a 2-1 pitch from Luke Hochevar out to left.The loss dropped the Royals to 48-49, the first...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hochevar allows go-ahead HR, KC falls under .500

After a solid start by right-hander Edinson Volquez on Sunday, Kansas City turned the ball over to Luke Hochevar in the seventh, and for the second straight day, the Royals' bullpen wasn't able to get the job done. Delino DeShields hit a go-ahead homer to left-center field, and the Rangers held on for 2-1 win at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Royals.com
14 hours ago

KC Royals: Cheslor Cuthbert Looking Like Everyday Player

KC Royals rookie third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert lights up the field with his big smile. Behind that toothy grin is one of the hottest young players in baseball. With a double in his first at bat Saturday evening, Cuthbert extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. The 23-year-old Cuthbert has earned his spot on […] KC Royals: Cheslor Cuthbert Looking Like Everyday Player...
Via Kings of Kauffman
15 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Team receives much needed confidence boost after White House visit

Winning the World Series certainly comes with it’s fair share of perks; big shiny rings, a trophy, strong sense of pride. However, a visit to the White House might be the most unique of them all. This Thursday, the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals toured the White House, while also getting to meet and shake hands with President Obama. With the Royals currently sitting nine...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

To the lefties go the spoilers

We're going streaking! On Friday night, Danny Duffy of the Kansas City Royals gave up a home run to a left handed batter for the first time since 2011. Now granted, he did miss some time due to Tommy John surgery, but he went 407 at bats without surrendering a home run to a lefty batter—the last one was Jim Thome. We thought it would be fun to see which lefty pitchers have current...
Via Beyond The Box Score
19 hours ago

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura day to day with rib contusion

After being struck in the ribs by a ground ball, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was removed from Saturday's game against the Rangers. The club announced Ventura is day to day with a rib contusion and X-rays were negative.
Via Royals.com
1 day ago

Royals MiLB: Raul Mondesi Thriving At AAA

Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi is thriving after his promotion to AAA Omaha. Mondesi looks ready for a September trial and could challenge for a starting middle infield job in 2017. Raul Mondesi is slashing a quite respectable .277/.306/.511 through 52 plate appearances at AAA Omaha after the KC Royals promoted him early in July. […] Royals MiLB: Raul Mondesi Thriving At AAA...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 day ago

Report: Teams asked about Wade Davis, asking price very high

With the Kansas City Royals treading water, teams have begun to wonder if they’d be willing to sell some of their prime assets, and that includes Wade Davis. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, teams have inquired about the Royals’ closer, but came away finding that the asking price is extremely high. In fact, the Royals are asking for more in return for Davis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Duffy thrives again as Royals beat Rangers 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy scattered four hits while pitching into the seventh inning, the Royals scratched out three runs off the Rangers' Yu Darvish, and Kansas City beat Texas 3-1 on Friday night to open their three-game series.The only run Duffy (6-1) allowed came on Rougned Odor's homer in the fourth inning. The left-hander struck out four and walked two on a steamy evening...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals come to White House, press secretary gets jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) A dream came true for one long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan in the White House when the reigning World Series champion team paid a visit. President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Missouri, native and longtime Royals fan. It's been more than three decades since the team won the World Series and came to the White House. Earnest grinned...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Buyers or sellers?

The Kansas City Royals have struggled this season to kind a consistent rhythm, and with that they find themselves barely staying above .500 halfway through July. However, the Royals are still in position to overtake a wild card spot and still have two and a half months of baseball in order to try and defend their American League Central title. General Dayton Moore has to make the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals and Cubs Dominate Jersey Sales

When it comes to jersey sales…the Kansas City Royals are kings. Major League Baseball released a list of its best-selling jerseys for the first half of 2016 and four Royals (Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon) cracked the top 20. Last year, no Royals were among the league’s hottest sellers. Now, as exciting as it is that the defending World Series Champs...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Royals have discussed Carlos Beltran deal

After losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox to open the unofficial second half of the season, the New York Yankees may very well find themselves out of contention in the American League. Now sitting one game under .500 and 5.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League, it might be time for New York to throw in the towel on what has been a disappointing season...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes is mad the Royals didn’t invite him to the White House

Jonny Gomes signed to play in Japan in 2016, but he is still upset that he wasn’t invited to the White House for his role in the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series championship. Gomes was acquired by Kansas City on August 31 of 2015, but didn’t play for the Royals for any of Kansas City’s three playoff series. However, he said that he isn’t happy that he wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes is crushed that Royals aren't inviting him to the White House

The Royals did not invite Jonny Gomes for their visit to the White House on Thursday. And Gomes, who makes no secret of his patriotism, is crushed. "I've been sent down. I've been non-tendered, whatever," Gomes said. "But this is probably the worst news of my professional baseball career." Gomes, though, is hardly the only person affiliated with last year's Royals who will be excluded...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Release Joe Beimel

The Royals have released veteran left-handed reliever Joe Beimel from their Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, according to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan (Twitter link). Beimel had signed a minors pact with Kansas City in late May. Beimel posted a 4.30 ERA in 14 2/3 innings with Omaha, issuing eight walks against six strikeouts in his fairly brief stint with the Royals. Prior to that, he...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will visit White House on July 21

The Kansas City Royals have an off day on July 21. Still, the defending champions will be busy. In a humorous video posted on the team’s Twitter page, it was revealed that the Royals will have their White House visit on July 21. Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN — Kansas City...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: The dynamic duo shines in All-Star Game

No matter who is on what team, it seems as if the American League always dominates the All-Star game; this year was no different. The American League defeated the National League by a score of 4-2, with the help of none other than Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. If you’re a Kansas City Royals fan, this is a great sign as to what the second half of the season holds for the defending...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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