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Twins To Start Ervin Santana On Sunday

Jul 4, 2015 7:24 PM

The Twins have added a front-line starter for the second half of the season.

Right-hander Ervin Santana has been reinstated after an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Royals, according to an ESPN.com report.

ESPN.com

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Royals Have Interest In Cueto, Leake, Zobrist

Jun 23, 2015 8:14 PM

The Kansas City Royals are looking for upgrades on the trade market and have cast a wide net.

Kansas City has shown interest in Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Ben Zobrist.

The Cincinnati Reds have received calls from a number of teams regarding Cueto, Leake and Aroldis Chapman.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cabrera Overtakes Hosmer In All-Star Voting

Jun 22, 2015 8:18 PM

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has overtaken Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the latest results of All-Star fan voting, leaving seven Royals on track to start the game next month.

The leads of Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales also narrowed in numbers released Monday.

Major League Baseball says the record for the most starters from one team is held by the 1939 New York Yankees with six, including Joe DiMaggio.

Associated Press

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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Big Papi Moves Into 29th On Career HR List

Jun 21, 2015 7:41 PM

David Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell, and the Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits Sunday in a 13-2 win over the Royals.

Ortiz homered leading off the fourth to move into 29th place on the career list.

ESPN.com

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Red Sox Claim Erik Kratz Off Waivers From Royals

Jun 21, 2015 2:35 PM

The Royals announced today that catcher Erik Kratz has been claimed off waivers by the Red Sox.  

Kratz, 34, was designated for assignment by the Royals on June 11. He played in four games with the Royals before being placed on the disabled list on May 6.

Press Release

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Royals To Discuss Extension With Salvador Perez

Jun 19, 2015 2:58 PM

The Kansas City Royals are expected to talk with Salvador Perez about a renegotiation or extension either later this season or in the coming winter.

Perez recently told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports that he's open to a new contract.

"Kansas City people have even been heard to express sympathy for Perez over his inexplicably low contract," writes Jon Heyman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Manfred Open To Changing All-Star Voting System

Jun 17, 2015 6:50 AM

Rob Manfred says it's too early to be worried about results of fan voting for next month's All-Star Game but noted his office is open to change if the system proves flawed.

The latest updated voting totals in the American League, released Monday, have eight players from the Kansas City Royals in line to start the July 14 game in Cincinnati. The NL voting totals, released Tuesday, have Nori Aoki of the San Francisco Giants third among outfielders. Aoki was a member of the Royals last season.

"We have 16 days left. Lots of years we've worried about lots of things in respect to fan voting but in general over time fans have done a pretty good job, so we'll see how it all turns out," Manfred said.

"What I would say is I hope over time that what people come to think about the commissioner's office is when we have a situation such as this -- this is one example -- that we are responsive and open to change if in fact it appears we get a result that is not consistent with the goals of the system that is currently in place."

The debate over just how much say the fans should have has increased in recent weeks with Royals players dominating the balloting.

ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Royals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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Royals Place Jason Vargas On DL; Recall Brandon Finnegan

Jun 13, 2015 1:00 PM

The Royals announced today that the club has placed left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor strain, which is retroactive to June 9.  He will be eligible for reinstatement on June 24.

To take Vargas’ spot on the 25-man roster, the Royals have recalled left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Omaha.  Finnegan, 22, has made five appearances with the Royals this season, going 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA (2 ER in 9.2 IP).

Press Release

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks

Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.

Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

Here's the breakdown by position:

109 catchers

53 first baseman

51 second baseman

102 shortstops

53 third baseman

211 outfielders

one utility player

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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MLB Apologizes To Royals For Costly Replay Error
Major League Baseball has apologized to the Royals for a breakdown in its replay process during a crucial moment in a 2-1 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

Ned Yost Wants DH Used In All Interleague Games
ed Yost would like to see the designated hitter in all interleague games regardless of where the games are played.

ESPN

Rafael Furcal Retires After 14 Seasons
Kansas City released him in spring training, but later re-signed him to a minor league contract.

ESPN

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

MLB Reduces Kelvin Herrera's Suspensions By One Game
The suspensions for Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera have been cut by Major League Baseball from seven games to six.

Associated Press

Royals Acquire Drew Butera From Angels
The Royals have acquired catcher Drew Butera from Angels for minor league infielder Ryan Jackson.

Associated Press

Medlen Preparing To Face Live Hitters
Kris Medlen is inching closer in his comeback bid from his second Tommy John surgery.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Cain Believes Bad Blood With White Sox Is Over
Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Royals brawled with the White Sox in the series opener on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Four Royals Will Appeal Their Suspensions
Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez, Kelvin Herrera, and Lorenzo Cain remain eligible to play in games.

Press Release

MLB Disciplines Seven Players For Royals-White Sox Incident
Seven players have received suspensions and undisclosed fines for their roles in Thursday's game.

Press Release

Frasor Mulled Offer From Twins Before Re-Signing With Royals
Jason Frasor entertained a one-year offer from the Twins before re-signing with the Royals this past winter.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

MLB Suspends Kelvin Herrera For Five Games
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 Royals and Athletics.

ESPN

More Bad Blood Between A's, Royals
The Royals overcame five ejections to beat the A's on Sunday afternoon.

ESPN.com

Royals Recall Orlando Calixte; Option Reymond Fuentes To Omaha
Orlando Calixte was signed by the Royals in 2010 out of the Dominican Republic.

Press Release

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