Kansas City Royals Wiretap

Royals Attempting To Package Ian Kennedy In Wade Davis Trade

Jul 28, 2016 4:59 PM

Looking to capitalize on the demand for Wade Davis, the Kansas City Royals would like to package Ian Kennedy in a deal over the coming days.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one team with noted interest in Davis.

Kennedy signed a five-year, $70 million deal with Kansas City this past offseason.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Trade Rumor

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Trade For Wade Davis "Interests" Dodgers

Jul 28, 2016 8:08 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have an elite closer in Kenley Jansen, but that doesn't mean they aren't looking to fortify their bullpen.

Wade Davis "interests" the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball.

Davis, 30, who has also been linked to the Washington Nationals, has been a staple in late innings for the Kansas City Royals in recent seasons.

He also carries a $10 million option for 2017, which would provide L.A. with insurance should Jansen leave in free agency.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Trade Rumor

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Angels File Official Protest After Loss To Royals

Jul 28, 2016 7:51 AM

Mike Scioscia filed an official protest after the Los Angeles Angels lost 7-5 to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Scioscia said he is "100 percent" certain the protest would be upheld.

The Angels claim Raul Mondesi ran inside the line on a bunt single in the seventh inning, which led to a throwing error and two runners scoring.

"It's not a judgment call," Scioscia said. "I would not have protested if I was not 100 percent correct on this. This is a misinterpretation of a rule. It was very clear. Phil Cuzzi, the home plate umpire, had Mondesi running inside the line in jeopardy the whole way and stated that it's OK, because he was stepping back toward the bag, which is wrong."

Cuzzi said he couldn't comment because of the pending protest.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals

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Royals Placing High Price On Wade Davis

Jul 25, 2016 4:52 PM

The Kansas City Royals have placed a high price on Wade Davis in trade talks.

The Royals are valuing Davis like the lights-out reliever he was in 2014 and 2015, but he has seen a regression this season.

In talks with the Washington Nationals, sources indicate the Royals asked for Lucas Giolito, one of baseball's top prospects.

Davis is under contract for just $10 million next season.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Interested In Trading For Edinson Volquez

Jul 25, 2016 7:11 AM

The Texas Rangers are interested in trading for Edinson Volquez, who is in the final season of a two-year with the Kansas City Royals.

Volquez's deal carries a $10 million option for 2017 that can be bought out for $3 million.

He started against Texas on Sunday and the Rangers had a huge contingent on hand to watch him pitch. He allowed one run over six innings.

The Rangers originally signed Volquez as an 18-year-old amateur free agent in 2001. He broke into the Major Leagues with the club in 2005.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Trade Rumor

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Johnny Cueto Annoyed By Royals' White House Snub

Jul 25, 2016 12:53 AM

Jonny Gomes wasn’t the only notable snub from the Kansas City Royals visit to the White House on Thursday.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

San Jose Mercury News

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

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Padres Pushing Hard To Trade Andrew Cashner

Jul 21, 2016 7:02 AM

The San Diego Padres are widely expected to trade Andrew Cashner before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline.

A pair of reports on Wednesday indicated that the Padres were pushing hard to trade Cashner before his scheduled start on Thursday.

The Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals have been linked to Cashner.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

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Yankees-Royals Discussed Carlos Beltran Deal Earlier This Season

Jul 18, 2016 8:38 AM

The New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals discussed a trade that would have sent Carlos Beltran to the reigning World Series champions earlier this season.

Luke Hochevar would have been sent to the Yankees.

Beltran, 39, was a second-round pick of the Royals in 1995 and spent his first seven Major League seasons with the club.

George A. King III/New York Post

Tags: Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Trade Rumor

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Eric Hosmer Named All-Star Game MVP As AL Wins

Jul 13, 2016 1:02 PM

Eric Hosmer was named MVP of the All-Star Game on Tuesday as he accounted for half of the American League's production in a 4-2 win over the National League.

Hosmer hit a second-inning home run off Johnny Cueto, the first member of the Kansas City Royals to go deep in an All-Star Game since Bo Jackson in 1989.

He won a truck as part of being named MVP and said he was giving it to his dad, Michael, who stood off to the side.

"So he can stop stealing all my cars,'' Hosmer said.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, All-Star, Personal Award

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Indians Claim Tyler Olson Off Waivers From Royals

Jul 9, 2016 10:59 PM

The Kansas City Royals announced today that left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson has been claimed off outright waivers by the Cleveland Indians. The 26-year-old was designated for assignment by the Royals on July 5.

Press Release

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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2016 All-Star Game Starters Announced
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter, while Cubs star Anthony Rizzo led the NL in voting.


Royals Place Wade Davis On DL With Forearm Strain
The Royals have called up pitcher Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Omaha.

Press Release

Royals Request Unconditional Release Waivers On Omar Infante
Kansas City designated Omar Infante for assignment last week.

Rustin Dodd/Kansas City Star

Yordano Ventura Begins Suspension; Manny Machado Drops Appeal
Manny Machado dropped his appeal on Saturday and will begin a four-game suspension on Sunday.


Manny Machado's Appeal Reportedly Set For Tuesday
Manny Machado's hearing to appeal his four-game suspension from last week's on-field fight with Yordano Ventura will be on Tuesday, according to a report.


Royals Designate Omar Infante For Assignment
The Royals have designated Omar Infante for assignment, filling his roster spot with left-hander Brian Flynn.

Jeffrey Flanagan/FOX Sports

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Yordano Ventura Suspended Nine Games; Manny Machado Gets Four
Yordano Ventura, who threw at Manny Machado to kick off the fight, will appeal the suspension.

RealGM Staff Report

Source: Yordano Ventura Trade Rumors Are 'Complete And Utter Nonsense'
A source is strongly denying reports that the Royals have shopped Yordano Ventura in trade talks over the past month, according to MLB's Jeffrey Flanagan.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Royals Recently Offered Yordano Ventura In Trades
The Royals have offered Yordano Ventura in trades within the last month, according to two baseball executives.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Yordano Ventura, Manny Machado Ejected After Brawl
Manny Machado and Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee between the Orioles and Royals that began when Ventura threw at Machado.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Salvador Perez Leads AL All-Star Voting In First Return
The Royals catcher, who also led the league in votes last season, has received 1,094,942 votes.

RealGM Staff Report

Salvador Perez Out 7-10 Days With Quad Injury
Salvador Perez's MRI confirmed the thigh injury was a contusion.


Alex Gordon Says He's 'Sucked' Over Past Year
Alex Gordon, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured wrist on Monday, was asked by reporters if the time on the shelf will help him work through his struggles at the plate.


Yordano Ventura Has Higher BB Percentage Than K Percentage
Yordano Ventura has yet to realize a lot of the promise surrounding his career and there is a new concern about his ability to harness that potential for the Royals.

Owen Watson/Fangraphs

Royals Don't Have Capital To Pull Off Major Trade
Kansas City only has two players among Baseball America's top 100 prospects -- Raul Mondesi, was has been suspended 50 games, and Kyle Zimmer.

Sam Mellinger/Kansas City Star

Royals' Raul Mondesi Suspended 50 Games For PEDs
Raul Mondesi was suspended 50 games without pay Tuesday as a result of a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.


Royals Place Mike Moustakas On DL With Thumb Fracture
The Royals have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.

Press Release

Alex Rios Isn't Ready To Retire
The season is almost a month old and Alex Rios hasn't found his name in many free agent rumors.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Edinson Volquez Pitches In Batting Practice Cap
Edinson Volquez pitched the first inning of Sunday night's Royals-Mets game in what looked like a batting practice hat.

Ben Cosman/MLB