12/9/2013 | Yost hopes Royals can pick up where they left off
What does manager Ned Yost want from his Royals in 2014? "I'm looking for us to continue what we did from the All-Star break on," Yost said. That's a logical goal, because the Royals were 43-27 after the break and finished 10 games over .500 at 86-76.
12/9/2013 | KC could stick with current roster heading into spring
Increasingly, it sounds as if the Royals might be resigned to opening the season 2014 season without the second baseman and/or another impact bat they've been seeking.
12/9/2013 | Royals tinkering with Perez's catching mask
The Royals, reacting to the loss of catcher Salvador Perez for seven games because of a concussion last August, are looking for ways to prevent a recurrence.
12/9/2013 | Yost talks KC's additions, work left to be done
Royals manager Ned Yost sees a double-edged advantage to the addition of right fielder Norichika Aoki to the lineup in 2014. Yost, talking to reporters at the Winter Meetings on Monday afternoon, sees Emilio Bonifacio as the possible No. 2 hitter behind Aoki, followed by Eric Hosmer in the third spot, and then, in no set order, Billy Butler, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon.
12/9/2013 | White Sox, Paulino agree to one-year deal
The White Sox on Monday agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Felipe Paulino. The deal is worth $1.75 million with a club option for 2015.
12/9/2013 | Quisenberry misses out in Hall of Fame voting
Former Royals closer Dan Quisenberry came up short in the Hall of Fame voting by the 16-member Expansion Era committee. He was among nine other candidates who received six or fewer votes with 12 needed for election.
12/7/2013 | Royals shift focus after seeing Beltran go to New York
Now that Carlos Beltran is headed to the Yankees, the Royals will have to readjust their focus on adding an impact bat to the middle of their batting order.
12/5/2013 | Aoki trade a win for both Brewers and Royals
By trading Norichika Aoki to the Royals for Will Smith, the Brewers received the left-handed rotation candidate they were seeking while Kansas City acquired a rock-solid outfielder at a great cost.
12/5/2013 | Royals acquire Aoki from Brewers for Smith
The Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Will Smith.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Beltran returns to Kansas City during free-agent tour
If Royals fans doubted that the Glass family would make a strong push to sign Carlos Beltran, that was put to rest on Tuesday, when the coveted free-agent outfielder was at Kauffman Stadium to meet with team officials.
12/3/2013 | KC's Meetings wish list includes big bat, pitching
There's unfinished business pending for the Royals. Just how much can be finished during next week's Winter Meetings is the question.
12/2/2013 | Moore has Royals pointed in right direction
If you congratulate Royals general manager Dayton Moore on his two-year contract extension, he'll shift the conversation to others.
12/2/2013 | Getz enters free agency after being non-tendered
Chris Getz became a free agent Monday, dropping the Royals' roster to 39 players, after KC decided before the non-tender deadline of 11 p.m. CT to not offer the second baseman a contract for 2014.