Kansas City Royals News
The Royals and right-hander Kris Medlen agreed Thursday to a two-year deal with a mutual option for 2017.
Royals Charities, the Royals' charitable foundation, announced funding on Thursday of more than $1.2 million this year to organizations and government entities in the Kansas City area that support children, education, youth baseball/softball and the military.
The Royals have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with free-agent right-hander Edinson Volquez. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.
The Royals have secured the outfield help they've been looking for this winter, agreeing to a one-year contract with veteran Alex Rios.
The Kansas City Royals have signed Yohan Pino to a Major League contract, the team announced Monday.
The Royals entered the new era of an American League title defense with some roster vacancies to fill, and the sunshine and relaxing vibe of San Diego didn't prevent them from getting to work on putting down the check marks.
The Royals kept busy Thursday by acquiring hard-throwing right-hander Jandel Gustave in a trade with the Red Sox.
The $17 million didn't hurt, but veteran hitter Kendrys Morales also donned a jersey with "Royals" across the chest on Tuesday because he believes Kansas City is poised for another postseason run or two. He was at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday as the Royals made official a two-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2017.
The Arizona Fall League announced its 2014 Top Prospects Team, highlighted by league Most Valuable Player Greg Bird and baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton.
Royals manager Ned Yost attacked his Winter Meetings media session on Monday in an energetic, demonstrative fashion that brought back memories of six weeks ago, when his team tore through October. His body language seemed to say, "Bring it on."
The American League champion Royals were recognized with MLB.com GIBBY Awards for Closer, Executive and Setup Man of the Year as well as top Postseason Storyline on Saturday night.
Royals reliever Luke Hochevar said sitting out the 2014 season while his team went to the World Series was the hardest thing he has ever done. The chance to be a part of that was one reason why Hochevar re-signed with the Royals.
While supportive of Don Wakamatsu's pursuit of another managerial job, the Royals learned on Friday that they will be retaining their bench coach for 2015.
Dick Kaegel, entering retirement after covering the Royals for MLB.com, doesn't talk much about himself, other than to tell humorous stories at his own expense. But the made a lifetime impression on everybody at this workplace, too, in the way he conducted himself on a daily basis for years.
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).
An already formidable Royals bullpen may have gotten even better for 2015, as Kansas City welcomes back a familiar pitcher who ultimately decided not to leave. A free agent for the first time in his career, Luke Hochevar opted to stick with the only professional organization he's known when he signed a two-year contract with the Royals on Thursday. The deal also includes a mutual option for 2017.
The Royals declined to tender a 2015 contract to left-hander Francisley Bueno on Tuesday, making him a free agent.
The Royals' storybook season ended in the World Series and earned Baseball America's Organization of the Year honors.
Should he, would he, could he have scored in the ninth inning of the seventh game of the World Series? The Royals' Alex Gordon has heard the question often this offseason.
As we recover from our collective turkey coma, here's a look at where every team in the AL Central stands right now as the Winter Meetings slowly become visible above the horizon.
The Royals picked up lefty Brian Flynn and Minor League right-hander Reid Redman from the Marlins on Friday in exchange for reliever Aaron Crow.
Eager to shore up the middle of the bullpen, the Royals on Friday announced the signing of free-agent right-hander Jason Frasor for 2015 with a mutual option for 2016.
Thousands came out to cheer Alex Gordon, but this time, not at Kauffman Stadium. On Thursday night, it was at the Country Club Plaza. And, oh yes -- the roar of the crowd was also directed at thousands of holiday lights.
Departed designated hitter Billy Butler gave thanks to Kansas City fans and the Royals organization on Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in the Thanksgiving edition of the Kansas City Star.
The Royals acquired shortstop Ryan Jackson from the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
A World Series came to the Royals for the first time in 29 years, but many Kansas City organizations know there's something they can depend upon every year. That's Royals Charities, an ownership hallmark of the Glass family. It has provided the K.C. community and region many things for which to be thankful, donating more than $8.3 million to about 300 organizations since its inception in 2001.
Denny Matthews, in broadcasting Royals games since their first season in 1969, has seen just about everything. So his take on the 2014 World Series edition has a background of 46 seasons of watching the club.
Most of the first-timers on the latest Hall of Fame ballot don't have a legitimate chance of making it to Cooperstown, but they nonetheless had impressive big league careers worthy of another look.
Inspired by Kansas City's magical October bond, Royals employee Matt Schulte came out to the world.