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Ian Kennedy's Deal With Royals Is Backloaded

Jan 27, 2016 4:24 PM

The contract agreement between the Kansas City Royals and Ian Kennedy is significantly backloaded.

Kennedy will earn just $7.5 million this coming season and $13.5 million in 2017.

He can opt out after the 2017 season or take home $49 million over the final three years of the deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Royals Quietly Trying To Extend Salvador Perez's Contract

Jan 26, 2016 7:06 AM

The Kansas City Royals are quietly trying to extend or re-work Salvador Perez's contract, according to a report.

Perez can already be controlled through 2019 with a series of options for a total of just $13.75 million.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Royals, Lorenzo Cain Reach Two-Year Deal

Jan 19, 2016 7:31 AM

The Kansas City Royals have reached a two-year agreement with Lorenzo Cain that will buy out his final two seasons of arbitration eligibility for a $17.5 million guarantee.

Cain will reportedly earn $6.5 million for the coming season and $11 million in 2017.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Report: Royals, Ian Kennedy Agree To Five-Year, $70M Deal

Jan 16, 2016 10:37 AM

The Royals and free-agent pitcher Ian Kennedy have agreed to a five-year deal worth $70 million, according to ESPN and multiple media reports on Saturday.

The 31-year-old was 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA and 174 strikeouts for the Padres last season. 

The deal was earlier reported by MLB Network.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Royals Could Add Gallardo Or Kennedy To Rotation

Jan 13, 2016 4:33 PM

The Kansas City Royals are looking to add to their starting rotation and appear focused on Ian Kennedy and Yovani Gallardo.

Kansas City "seems very focused" on Kennedy, according to a report but they are still "talking" to Gallardo.

Both Kennedy and Gallardo are tied to draft pick compensation.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Gordon's Desire To Re-Sign With Royals Was 'A 10'

Jan 7, 2016 4:48 PM

Despite reports that they might part ways, the Kansas City Royals re-signed Alex Gordon to a four-year, $72 million deal this week.

"I just want to say my family and I are very happy to be back in Kansas City," Gordon said Thursday. "We were very appreciative of the other teams that showed interest but at the end of the day, my heart will be, and always has been, in Kansas City.

"I'm excited to come back and compete for another World Series title. One of the things that made me want to come back is the type of organization that we have here. I feel really confident going into 2016.

"My desire was probably a 10 to come back here. Coming back here and being in the locker room put a smile on my face because I didn't know if that was going to happen."

Gordon's contract is the richest the franchise history.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Royals Have 'Strong Interest' In Ian Kennedy

Jan 6, 2016 3:44 PM

The Kansas City Royals are among the clubs with "strong interest" in signing Ian Kennedy.

Kansas City is expected to make a push to sign Kennedy now that Alex Gordon has been re-signed.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Royals are also looking at Wei-Yin Chen and Yovani Gallardo.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Royals, Alex Gordon Agree To Four-Year, $72M Deal

Jan 6, 2016 11:05 AM

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal to re-sign Alex Gordon, according to a source.

The deal, which was first reported by MLB.com, is pending a physical.

Gordon, who helped the Royals win their first World Series title since 1985, was being courted by a number of clubs.

The deal includes a mutual option for the 2020 season.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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

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Yovani Gallardo Being Courted By Astros, Orioles, Royals

Jan 5, 2016 7:03 AM

Yovani Gallardo remains available on the free agent market and is reportedly being courted by the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals.

Gallardo is tied to draft pick compensation, which may scare away some teams.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Alex Gordon Denies Report Royals Have 'No Chance' To Re-Sign Him

Dec 30, 2015 8:26 AM

Alex Gordon has denied a CBS Sports report that the Kansas City Royals have "no chance" to re-sign him.

Gordon told the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World Herald on Monday there was "no truth," to the report that the Royals have no chance to sign him.

"Right now I'm unemployed and I pay an agent 4 percent to make the calls, take the calls and let me know what's going on," he said.

The Royals drafted Gordon second overall in 2005.

"Right now I'm talking with a lot of teams," Gordon said. "I just want to make the best decision for me and my family."

Gordon added: "The Royals are still in the mix. I know what's going on behind the scenes, and I'm dealing with it the best I can."

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Former All-Star Dave Henderson Dies At Age 57
Former outfielder Dave Henderson spent 14 seasons in the major leagues.


Report: Royals Have 'No Chance' To Re-Sign Alex Gordon
The Royals offered the outfielder a four-year deal worth $12 million to $13 million annually, according to an ESPN report.

William Boor/MLB

Mat Latos Drawing Interest From Five Teams
Five teams have checked on Mat Latos, who is looking to sign a one-year deal in hopes of re-establishing his value.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Gerardo Parra Drawing Interest From Royals
It has been suggested that Kansas City views Gerardo Parra as a Plan B to re-signing Alex Gordon.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Market For Scott Kazmir Taking Shape
Scott Kazmir, 31, has trimmed his suitors to the Royals, Athletics, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Reds 'Heavily' Shopping Todd Frazier
The most extensive interest in Frazier is coming from the American League Central, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Astros, Orioles, Royals Going After Yovani Gallardo
A report suggests that Gallardo could choose from one of those three clubs soon.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Royals To Sign Dillon Gee
The deal includes performance incentives that could bring its total value as high as more than $5 million, according to a report.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Cardinals, Giants Interested In Wei-Yin Chen
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports also writes that the Royals and Nationals could become serious suitors.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Reports: Royals To Re-Sign Chris Young
CBS Sports reports that Chris Young's deal is worth a total of $11.75 million.


Joakim Soria Nearing Three-Year Deal With Royals
The deal is expected to be worth $25 million, according to a source.


Ryan Madson Agrees To Three-Year, $22M Deal With A's
Veteran pitcher Ryan Madson fills a big need in the Athletics bullpen.


Report: Cueto Seeking $140-$160M Contract
Johnny Cueto reportedly rejected a six-year, $120 million offer from the Diamondbacks.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

World Series Share For Royals Worth $370,069
Kansas City split $25.16 million into 58 full shares, 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash awards.

Associated Press

Johnny Cueto Rejected Offer From D-Backs
GM Dave Stewart says that free-agent Johnny Cueto turned down a lucrative offer from the D-Backs earlier this month.


Royals Could Replace Gordon With Parra
If Alex Gordon leaves in free agency, the Royals view Gerardo Parra as a potential replacement.

Austin Laymance/MLB

Cubs, Mariners, Royals Interested In Jackie Bradley
Amid reports that Dave Dombrowski could break up the young outfield of the Red Sox, the Cubs, Mariners and Royals have shown interest in Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Howie Kendrick Seeking Four-Year Deal
Besides the Dodgers, who could re-sign the 32-year-old, the Angels, Yankees, Diamondbacks and Royals may be in the market for a second baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Zobrist, Wife Name Daughter 'Blaise Royal Zobrist'
Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna announced the birth of their third child on Friday.


Alex Gordon Declines Option, Will Receive Qualifying Offer
After Alex Gordon officially declined his player option for 2016, the Royals announced they will issue the outfielder a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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