Kansas City Royals Wiretap

Royals Bench Alex Gordon Amid Season-Long Slump

Aug 10, 2017 8:25 AM

Alex Gordon has been mired in a season-long slump and the Kansas City Royals have decided to bench the veteran.

Gordon, who signed a richest contract in franchise history at $72 million over four years, is hitting just .197 with five homers and 34 RBIs in 101 games.

"You always try to give them as much rope as you can, just hope he's going to get it going," Ned Yost said.

Yost didn't say how long Gordon will remain on the bench.

"It's just been a struggle for him," Yost said. "We'll take some days off here and see if he can hit reset a little bit."

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

Three-Time All-Star Lee May Dies At 74 Years

Jul 30, 2017 6:45 PM

Lee May, an All-Star slugger who hit 354 home runs in the major leagues, has died. He was 74.

The Baltimore Orioles, one of four teams that May played for, and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association both tweeted their condolences Sunday.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Legal, Misc Rumor

White Sox Trade Melky Cabrera To Royals For Two Prospects

Jul 30, 2017 1:49 PM

The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday for two prospects.

Chicago received right-hander A.J. Puckett and left-hander Andre Davis from Kansas City.


Tags: Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Royals Remain On Hunt For Starting Pitcher

Jul 28, 2017 9:23 AM

The Kansas City Royals remain interested in acquiring a starting pitcher.

Kansas City added Trevor Cahill in a recent trade.

While a deal is unlikely, the Royals have inquired about Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Royals Acquire Trevor Cahill, Relievers From Padres

Jul 25, 2017 7:51 AM

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Trevor Cahill, Brandon Morrow and Ryan Buchter from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor league infielder Esteury Ruiz and cash.

Kansas City struggled to begin the season, but they have surged up the standings and are hoping for a postseason bid.

"We wanted to move sooner than later," Dayton Moore said.

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Angels, Blue Jays, Royals Interested In Dee Gordon

Jul 11, 2017 10:21 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals have interest in trading for Dee Gordon, according to a report.

Gordon has slashed .295/.342/.358 with 32 stolen bases in 375 plate appearances this season.

He is owed $38 million from 2018 to 2020.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mike Moustakas, Justin Turner Win Final All-Star Spots

Jul 7, 2017 9:06 AM

The final All-Star fan selections for next week's exhibition game were given to Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals and Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Online fan voting determined the "Final Vote" last spot on each league's roster.

Kris Bryant finished second in the National League voting. The Chicago Cubs are the first team in Major League history to win the World Series and then have zero players in the All-Star Game that made it the previous season.

The Cubs will be represented by Wade Davis, who spent last season with the Royals.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Eric Hosmer Takes Lead At First Base In AL All-Star Voting

Jun 21, 2017 8:03 AM

Eric Hosmer has taken over the lead at first base in the latest American League All-Star voting returns.

Hosmer bypassed both Miguel Cabrera and Yonder Alonso in the fourth update while the leaders at all other positions remained the same.

Here are the leaders at each position:

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals

First Base: Eric Hosmer, Royals

Second Base: Jose Altuve, Astros

Third Base: Miguel Sano, Twins

Shortstop: Carlos Correa, Astros

DH: Nelson Cruz, Mariners

Outfield: Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, George Springer


The MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.

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

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Royals Place Danny Duffy On DL With Oblique Strain

May 30, 2017 7:45 AM

Danny Duffy is headed to the disabled list with an oblique strain and is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks, the Kansas City Royals have announced.

Duffy suffered the injury covering first base on Sunday.

"This stinks man. I'm very bummed out today," he said. "The boys are going to pick me up. I'll be fresh and ready to go in six to eight (weeks). I'm going to try to come back sooner than that."

Duffy is 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA and leads the Royals in innings pitched.


Tags: Kansas City Royals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Salvador Perez Claims HBP From Chris Archer Was Intentional
Salvador Perez took issue with being on the receiving end of a 96-mph errant fastball from Chris Archer on Wednesday night.


Royals: We Are Better Than Our Record
The Royals finished the month of April on a nine-game losing streak, but are hopeful that May will be much kinder.


Royals Place Jorge Soler On 10-Day DL
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has a Grade 1 strain of his oblique.


Jorge Soler Likely To Begin Season On DL
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has a strained oblique and will likely begin the season on the disabled list.


Royals To Start Danny Duffy In Opener
Danny Duffy went 12-3 in 26 starts, winning 10 straight decisions from June 11 to August 21 last season.


Royals Prepared For Fire Sale If They Don't Contend
Dayton Moore has informed outside executives that if the Royals aren't contending in July, they'll hold a fire sale including Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Royals Believe Salvador Perez Will 'Be All Right'
Royals catcher Salvador Perez suffered a knee injury while playing for Venezuela in the WBC on Saturday.


Giants Coach Jose Alguacil Hit By Foul Ball, Suffers Broken Nose
Giants coach Jose Alguacil needed surgery to repair a broken nose on Saturday.


Royals Could Wait Until After Season To Negotiate With Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer will be eligible for free agency after the season and the Royals aren't optimistic they'll agree to an extension with him this spring.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Royals Discussing Extension With Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer will be a free agent after the season if a long-term agreement isn't reached with the Royals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Toxicology Report For Yordano Ventura Won't Be Made Public
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.

Associated Press

Travis Wood Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Royals
Travis Wood will compete for a job in Kansas City's starting rotation.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Royals, Jason Hammel Agree On Two-Year, $16M Deal
Free-agent pitcher Jason Hammel went 15-10 with a 3.83 ERA with the Cubs last season.


Royals, Kelvin Herrera Agree On One-Year, $5.325M Deal
The Royals and Kelvin Herrera settled on the deal Friday to avoid arbitration.


Royals, Brandon Moss Agree On Two-Year, $12M Deal
Free agent first baseman Brandon Moss has agreed to sign with the Royals.


Royals Will Wear 'Ace 30' Patch Honoring Yordano Ventura
The Royals will wear a special commemorative patch on their uniform in honor of Yordano Ventura this coming season.

Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB

Yordano Ventura Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt During Fatal Crash
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.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Greg Holland Could Pick New Team This Week
Greg Holland is believed to be seeking a two-year guarantee with an opt-out after the first season.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Yordano Ventura Killed In Car Accident At 25
Yordano Ventura has been with the Royals since 2013, posting a 38-31 career record with a 3.89 ERA.


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