Kansas City Royals Wiretap

Royals Place Jorge Soler On 10-Day DL

Apr 2, 2017 1:57 PM

The Royals placed right fielder Jorge Soler on the 10-day disabled list with a strained oblique Sunday as the team set its 25-man Opening Day roster.

The move is retroactive to March 30.

Soler, acquired from the Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing on March 26. An MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain of his oblique.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jorge Soler Likely To Begin Season On DL

Mar 28, 2017 2:27 AM

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Royals To Start Danny Duffy In Opener

Mar 26, 2017 2:19 AM

Danny Duffy, who began the 2016 season in the bullpen, will be the Opening Day starting pitcher for the


Manager Ned Yost also announced the rest of his rotation Saturday. Ian Kennedy will start the second game and the April 10 home opener against Oakland. Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns will round out the rotation in that order.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor

Royals Prepared For Fire Sale If They Don't Contend

Mar 13, 2017 7:41 AM

Dayton Moore has informed outside executives that if the Kansas City Royals aren't contending in July, they'll hold a fire sale including core position players Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

"We would have to consider it [a fire sale] if things do not go right," Moore said.

The New York Mets, for example, are expected to pursue Cain if things don't work out in center field with Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares. Moustakas could also be a target if there are issues at third base related to David Wright's health.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Royals Believe Salvador Perez Will 'Be All Right'

Mar 12, 2017 4:52 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost believes Salvador Perez will "be all right" after the star catcher suffered a knee injury Saturday while playing for his native Venezuela in the WBC.

Perez injured his left knee in a collision at home plate with Drew Butera, his teammate and backup catcher with the Royals. Team Venezuela said in a statement that Perez was diagnosed with a contusion and that an MRI revealed no damage other than inflammation.

The Royals plan to have Perez take another MRI on Monday when he returns to the team.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Giants Coach Jose Alguacil Hit By Foul Ball, Suffers Broken Nose

Mar 5, 2017 1:56 AM

Giants coach Jose Alguacil needed surgery to repair a broken nose after he was hit by a foul ball during a spring training game.

Alguacil was hit in the face Saturday and fell to the ground. He was sitting in a folding chair outside the dugout, and manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants' new first base coach said he felt fine after the accident.

The Giants said Alguacil had surgery to address the nose and a "deep laceration." He also has small fractures in his eye socket.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Royals Could Wait Until After Season To Negotiate With Eric Hosmer

Feb 27, 2017 10:51 AM

Eric Hosmer will be eligible for free agency after the season and the Kansas City Royals aren't optimistic they'll agree to an extension with him this spring.

Hosmer, 27, is in his prime and the Royals have never given out a $100 million contract.

"We earned an opportunity to weigh our options and do the best for yourself," Hosmer said of himself and other potential K.C. free agents. "We would like to come back, but you don't know what's going to happen. None of us do."

The Royals are expected to wait until next offseason before seriously negotiating with any of their free agents.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Royals Discussing Extension With Eric Hosmer

Feb 20, 2017 7:18 AM

The Kansas City Royals are discussing a possible contract extension with Eric Hosmer, according to a report.

Hosmer has set Opening Day as a deadline for talks. If a deal isn't agreed upon, Hosmer will become a free agent after the season.

"We are talking about certain extensions, stuff like that. But the way I see it right now, I just want to make it that far [to free agency]. And if I do make it that far without signing anything, I feel like I deserve that right to see what’s out on the market," Hosmer said. "It's not cutting this place out completely. It's earning the right to see what else is out there, seeing my options, seeing what would be the best possible situation for me."

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Toxicology Report For Yordano Ventura Won't Be Made Public

Feb 17, 2017 3:17 PM

The toxicology report on Yordano Ventura won't be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.

The Kansas City Star reports that authorities in the Dominican Republic told the paper Thursday that the finding will only be released to Ventura's family and attorneys.

Ventura was 25 on Jan. 22, when he died northwest of Santo Domingo.

Associated Press

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Travis Wood Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Royals

Feb 14, 2017 6:47 AM

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year deal with Travis Wood, according to a source.

The deal is reportedly worth $12 million. Wood will compete for a job in Kansas City's starting rotation.

Wood made 77 appearances, going 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 61 innings for the Chicago Cubs last season.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Royals, Jason Hammel Agree On Two-Year, $16M Deal
Free-agent pitcher Jason Hammel went 15-10 with a 3.83 ERA with the Cubs last season.


Royals, Kelvin Herrera Agree On One-Year, $5.325M Deal
The Royals and Kelvin Herrera settled on the deal Friday to avoid arbitration.


Royals, Brandon Moss Agree On Two-Year, $12M Deal
Free agent first baseman Brandon Moss has agreed to sign with the Royals.


Royals Will Wear 'Ace 30' Patch Honoring Yordano Ventura
The Royals will wear a special commemorative patch on their uniform in honor of Yordano Ventura this coming season.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Yordano Ventura Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt During Fatal Crash
The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but Yordano Ventura reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the fatal car crash that killed him over the weekend.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Greg Holland Could Pick New Team This Week
Greg Holland is believed to be seeking a two-year guarantee with an opt-out after the first season.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Yordano Ventura Killed In Car Accident At 25
Yordano Ventura has been with the Royals since 2013, posting a 38-31 career record with a 3.89 ERA.


Royals Sign Danny Duffy To Five-Year, $65M Contract
Danny Duffy was eligible for arbitration and would have become a free agent after the 2017 season.

Associated Press

Royals Trade Jarrod Dyson To M's For Nathan Karns
The Royals had shown interest in RHP Nathan Karns during the winter meetings.


Royals, Cardinals Had 'Preliminary' Talks About Matt Adams
The Royals had "preliminary" talks with the Cardinals about a trade for Matt Adams before they acquired Peter O'Brien from the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Diamondbacks Trade Peter O'Brien To Royals
The Diamondbacks have traded Peter O'Brien to the Royals for minor league right-hander Sam Lewis.

Associated Press

Astros Interested In Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura
The Astros are looking to fortify their starting rotation and are interested in Danny Duffy and Yordano Ventura of the Royals.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

Red Sox Tried To Trade For Wade Davis
The Red Sox offered Travis Shaw, who they eventually dealt to the Brewers for Tyler Thornburg.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Cubs Nearing Trade For Wade Davis
Wade Davis is set to become a free agent after the 2017 season.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Wade Davis May Be Logical Trade Target For Dodgers
It has been reported that the Royals are willing to listen to trade offers for a number of their core players, including Wade Davis.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Royals Willing To Listen To Offers For Key Players
The Royals have several important players scheduled to hit free agency after next season and they aren't planning to simply stand pat.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Bud Selig, John Schuerholz Elected To HOF
Bud Selig spent 22 years as the commissioner of major league baseball.


Royals Sign Drew Butera To Two-Year, $3.8M Deal
Drew Butera appeared in 56 games, hitting for a .285 average, with four home runs for the Royals last season.


Giants 'Legitimately Intrigued' By Greg Holland
The Giants are "legitimately intrigued" by Greg Holland and will attend his upcoming showcase, according to a report.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Royals Plan To Decline Edinson Volquez’s Option
The Royals plan to decline the $10 million mutual option on Edinson Volquez's contract in favor of a $3 million buyout, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag