Royals News

  • Escobar, Ventura boost Royals to victory

    Any trouble for Yordano Ventura stopped after he allowed a leadoff homer, as the Royals rookie bounced back and manhandled the Twins in Kansas City's 6-3 win Thursday. Alcides Escobar headlined a tiebreaking seventh inning with a game-winning, two-run triple.

  • Hosmer out 3-6 weeks with fractured right hand

    The Royals' postseason chances took a severe hit Thursday night when Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was expected to be out three to six weeks because of a non-displaced fracture of the right hand.

  • Gray hopes new month brings same results

    After going 5-0 with a 1.03 ERA in July, Oakland's Sonny Gray begins August with a matchup vs. Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

  • Royals don't find good fits at Trade Deadline

    Dead quiet at the Trade Deadline. That was the Royals on Thursday as deals popped across the land but not in Cowtown. "There weren't any players that we could get our hands on that would be upgrades over what we have," general manager Dayton Moore said after the mid-afternoon cutoff for non-waiver trades.

  • Vargas to rejoin Royals' rotation Saturday

    Jason Vargas will return to the mound Saturday for the Royals after missing more than three weeks with an appendectomy. Kansas City manager Ned Yost announced Thursday that Vargas will start Game Two of a three-game set in Oakland that begins Friday.

  • Yost surprised by blockbuster trades

    Royals manager Ned Yost woke up Thursday morning and reacted to the Boston-Oakland trade similarly to how anyone else plugged into the baseball world would.

  • Royals' Lamb keeps rolling at Triple-A

    John Lamb's reclamation project continued Wednesday night, as the Royals farmhand impressed again at Triple-A Omaha. Lamb, Kansas City's fifth-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, threw seven shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56 this season.

  • Royals' bats come alive to down Twins

    After two losses, the Royals came to life with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

  • Royals' Perez shows off pickoff move vs. Twins

    Catcher Salvador Perez caught the Twins' Eduardo Nunez venturing too far off first base in the third inning, notching his fourth pickoff this season. His 13 career pickoffs rank first in team history and sixth among active catchers.

  • Royals Minor League Report: July 30

    The Blue Rocks evened a road set at a game apiece. Jack Lopez delivered a three-run double in the second. Starling added a solo homer in the seventh. Starling, ranked 13th among Royals prospects by MLB.com, is batting .350 (14-for-40), with three home runs over his last 10 games. Santos earned a relief win, striking out five while allowing a run on two hits and no walks over five innings.

  • Hosmer says hand is almost fully healed

    Eric Hosmer's bruised right hand originally occurred in a July 20 loss to the Red Sox. Hosmer, who returned to the lineup Tuesday, said he's close to 100 percent healed.

  • Royals release LHP Saunders after four Triple-A starts

    Joe Saunders, who pitched for four different MLB teams, was released by Kansas City Tuesday after just four starts at Triple-A Omaha.

  • KC seeking improvement in one-run games

    The Royals fell to 12-21 in one-run games with a 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Twins. The struggles in one-run games come a year after Kansas City led the American League with 31 one-run victories. Its 21 one-run losses this season lead the AL.

  • Twins can't capitalize on overturned call

    After a challenge on a play at first by Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, Eduardo Nunez was ruled safe at first, but was promptly picked off at first base by Royals catcher Salvador Perez.

  • Rally falls short as Twins keep KC's number

    Last year the Royals absolutely loved playing the Minnesota Twins and why not? They were 15-4 against them. Times have changed. Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Twins dealt the Royals a sixth loss in their 10 meetings this season, 2-1, on Tuesday night in front of 30,686 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

  • Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review.

  • Kratz welcomes new opportunity with Royals

    It took eight-plus seasons in the Minor Leagues before catcher Erik Kratz finally made his Major League debut at age 30. That's a long wait.