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MLB Suspends Kelvin Herrera For Five Games

Apr 21, 2015 4:50 PM

Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch behind Brett Lawrie's head during Sunday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics.

Yordano Ventura was also fined an undisclosed amount for his role in the ongoing dispute between the teams.

Herrera can appeal his suspension or it can take effect beginning Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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More Bad Blood Between A's, Royals

Apr 19, 2015 6:34 PM

The Royals overcame five ejections to beat the A's 4-2 Sunday behind Kendrys Morales' tie-breaking, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning.

Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Greg Gibson. After the warning was issued Sunday, Yost came out to argue and was immediately ejected by Gibson.

In the eighth inning, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera was tossed after throwing behind Brett Lawrie.  Bench coach Don Wakamatsu, who was acting as manager after Yost's ejection, also ejected during the argument along with injured Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Royals Recall Orlando Calixte; Option Reymond Fuentes To Omaha

Apr 19, 2015 1:19 AM

The Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Omaha.  In a corresponding roster move, the club has optioned outfielder Reymond Fuentes to Omaha.

Calixte, 23, has played in seven games for the Storm Chasers this season, hitting his first Triple-A home run last night in a 5-3 loss to New Orleans.  He was originally signed by KC as a non-drafted free agent on August 28, 2010 out of the Dominican Republic.

Press Release

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Royals Place Greg Holland On DL

Apr 18, 2015 4:46 PM

The Royals announced today that they have placed closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.  In a corresponding move, the Royals recalled right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha.

Pino, 31, tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with no walks and six strikeouts last Sunday in a 4-0 win at New Orleans.  He signed a Major League contract with the Royals on December 15, 2014, after pitching last season in the Twins’ organization.

Press Release

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Royals Lose Alex Rios To Fractured Hand

Apr 14, 2015 5:51 PM

The Kansas City Royals have placed Alex Rios on the disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Rios suffered the injury on Monday against the Minnesota Twins.

Dayton Moore told the Kansas City Star that the club would have a better idea on Rios' possible return date after the next week.

"I think it would be a little careless to put six weeks on it," Moore added. "And maybe a little premature to be two to three weeks on it. I think it's somewhere in between."


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Royals Open To Extension To Salvador Perez

Apr 10, 2015 5:55 PM

The Kansas City Royals are open to extending the contract of Salvador Perez.

Perez, 24, has hit .286/.316/.436 in 1,607 Major League plate appearances.

Kansas City signed Perez as an amateur free agent in 2006. He's currently playing under a five-year, $7 million contract.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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Yordano Ventura Agrees To Five-Year, $23M Extension With Royals

Apr 4, 2015 2:11 PM

The Kansas City Royals are finalizing a five-year, $23 million contract extension with Yordano Ventura that includes a pair of options for his first two free-agent seasons.

Ventura is the Royals' opening day starter.

Ventura posted a 3.20 ERA in 183 innings in 2014. He missed time because of soreness in the interior of his elbow and missed another start because of a back issue.

Andy McCullough/Kansas City Star

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

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Royals Release Rafael Furcal

Mar 31, 2015 4:46 PM

The Kansas City Royals have released Rafael Furcal.

They had only recently brought Furcal into camp on a Minor League deal. He had been working through a hamstring injury.

Andy McCullough/Kansas City Star

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

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Royals Grant Ryan Roberts Unconditional Release

Mar 30, 2015 1:39 AM

The Royals announced today that infielder Ryan Roberts has been granted his unconditional release.  

Roberts, 34, signed a minor league deal with the club on November 12 and appeared in 18 games this spring, batting .219 with a double, a triple and three RBI.

Press Release

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Royals Name Ventura Opening Day Starter
Ned Yost says Danny Duffy and Edinson Volquez will follow Yordano Ventura in the rotation.

Associated Press

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Royals, Gordon Haven't Discussed Extension
Alex Gordon is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract, but he hasn't discussed a new deal with the Royals.

Sam Mellinger/Kansas City Star

Royals, Furcal Reach Minor League Deal
Rafael Furcal will earn $1.25 million if he's in the Major Leagues, plus $250,000 in incentives.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tim Collins Has Tommy John Surgery
The Royals said Thursday the 25-year-old was operated on a day earlier by Dr. James Andrews.

Associated Press

Royals Sign Chris Young To One-Year Deal
Chris Young posted a 12-9 record with a 3.65 ERA for the Mariners last season.

Press Release

Royals Plan To Use Blanton Out Of Bullpen
Joe Blanton, 34, signed a Minor League deal with the reigning American League champions.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Franklin Morales Signs With Royals
Morales will earn $1.85 million if he makes the Major League roster with an extra $850,000 available through incentives.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Hosmer, Royals Agree To $13.9M Deal
The Royals have avoided arbitration with Eric Hosmer by agreeing to a two-year, $13.9 million deal.

Associated Press

Wilmington Blue Rocks Sell Tickets For $.04
The Blue Rocks made headlines for selling some of the cheapest tickets in baseball history on Monday, discounting regular prices by 99 percent.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Herrera, Royals Finalizing Two-Year, $4.15M Deal
The 25-year-old reliever was vital of Kansas City's playoff run in 2014.

Andy McCullough/Kansas City Star

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Duffy Avoids Arbitration With Royals
The Royals have agreed to a one-year, $2.425 million with Danny Duffy.

Associated Press

Royals, Moustakas Agree On $2.64M Contract
Mike Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus under Tuesday's deal if he has 550 or more plate appearances.

Associated Press

Agents: Shields Should Consider Lesser Offer
The market for James Shields has crumbled, leaving rival agents to suggest that the veteran right-hander accept a lesser contract.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Royals Agree To $1.225M Deal With Dyson
Jarrod Dyson has avoided arbitration with the Royals by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract for 2015.


Butler Already Thinking About Possible Return To Royals
Billy Butler signed a three-year deal with the Athletics this offseason, but he's looking towards a return to the Royals late in his career.

Tod Palmer/Kansas City Star

Moore: 'Doubtful' Royals Will Re-Sign Shields
At this point, it's "doubtful" that the Royals will re-sign James Shields.

Joey Nowak/MLB

Executive 'Can't Imagine' Shields Getting Less Than $80M
James Shields remains on the free agent market as the best pitching option available.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Royals Give Yost Extension Through 2016
Ned Yost managed the Royals to their first World Series appearance since 1985.

Associated Press