Kansas City Royals Wiretap

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

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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

Feb 6, 2017 12:29 AM

Free-agent pitcher Jason Hammel and the Royals reached agreement on a $16 million, two-year contract Sunday, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden, confirming multiple reports.

The deal, pending a physical, includes a mutual option for a third year.

Hammel, 34, went 15-10 with a 3.83 ERA in 30 starts with the Cubs last season.

ESPN.com

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Royals, Kelvin Herrera Agree On One-Year, $5.325M Deal

Feb 4, 2017 1:34 AM

The Kansas City Royals have avoided salary arbitration with Kelvin Herrera, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with the right-hander.

The Royals announced the deal Friday but did not disclose financial terms. According to multiple reports, the sides settled at $5.325 million to avoid arbitration.

Herrera, who is slated to be Kansas City's closer this season, tweeted that he and the Royals decided to "put our differences aside."

ESPN.com

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Royals, Brandon Moss Agree On Two-Year, $12M Deal

Jan 29, 2017 7:02 PM

First baseman Brandon Moss has agreed to sign with the Royals, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden and multiple reports.

Yahoo! Sports first reported that it will be a two-year deal for $12 million, and ESPN has confirmed the terms. The contract agreement is pending a physical, which is scheduled for this week.

ESPN.com

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Royals Will Wear 'Ace 30' Patch Honoring Yordano Ventura

Jan 27, 2017 8:18 AM

The Kansas City Royals will wear a special commemorative patch on their uniform in honor of Yordano Ventura this coming season.

The "Ace 30" patch was revealed by the club on Twitter.

Ventura died Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

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Yordano Ventura Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt During Fatal Crash

Jan 24, 2017 7:22 AM

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.

There was no alcohol at the scene of the crash and speed is believed to have been a factor.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

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Greg Holland Could Pick New Team This Week

Jan 23, 2017 7:43 AM

Greg Holland is getting closer to selecting a new team and could pick one by this week, according to a report.

Holland is believed to be seeking a two-year guarantee with an opt-out after the first season as he looks to re-establish himself following Tommy John surgery late in the 2015 season.

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Yordano Ventura Killed In Car Accident At 25

Jan 22, 2017 12:02 PM

Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Ventura was 25.

Ventura has been with the Royals since 2013, posting a 38-31 career record with a 3.89 ERA.

Ventura was a friend of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras who was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic in 2014 at the age of 22. Days after Tavares' death, Ventura wore a cap with "RIP O.T #18" written on it for his Game 6 start of the World Series against the Giants. He threw seven shutout innings in a 10-0 win.

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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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

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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

Royals Expect Payroll To Decrease In 2017
The Royals still plan to contend after a disappointing season, but there will be monetary restraints.

Rustin Dodd/Kansas City Star

Edinson Volquez Hopes To Return To Royals, Will Consider Option
Edinson Volquez suggested that he is tempted to exercise his end of a $10 million option, though he'll assess the market after the season.

Rustin Dodd/Kansas City Star

Jose Abreu: Royals Have More 'Desire' Than White Sox
Jose Abreu believes he knows the difference between the White Sox and Royals and it's not about talent.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Twins Interview Royals' J.J. Picollo For Front Office Role
J.J. Picollo reportedly interviewed for the president of baseball operations role.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Royals, Cain At Odds Over Ailing Wrist
Lorenzo Cain told Fox Sports Kansas City that it was "highly likely" he was finished for the season.

ESPN.com

Royals Acquire Daniel Nava From Angels
The Royals have acquired Daniel Nava from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Royals, Danny Duffy Open To Contract Extension
The Royals and Danny Duffy have yet to engage in negotiations on a long-term contract extension, but both sides are willing and talks could take place after the season.

Rustin Dodd/Kansas City Star