7/24/2014 | Bruised hand keeps Hosmer from starting lineup
Eric Hosmer knows the significance of every game at the current juncture of the Royals' season, and for him, that's the most frustrating part of missing Thursday's series opener against Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium due to his injured right hand.
7/24/2014 | Simulated game next step for KC lefty Vargas
Jason Vargas continues to make progress in his recovery from the appendectomy that landed the starter on the disabled list.
7/24/2014 | Starling turning it on at Class A Wilmington
Bubba Starling's strong second half continued Wednesday, as the farmhand was a home run shy of the cycle for Class A Wilmington.
7/24/2014 | Royals' Ventura ready for next shot at visiting Tribe
Yordano Ventura was stellar the last time he took on the Indians, but the young right-hander has otherwise had little luck on the mound this month. Tribe right-hander Josh Tomlin will match up with Ventura on Friday night in Kansas City.
7/24/2014 | Royals Minor League report: July 23
Bubba Starling's big night led Wilmington to a third straight win. The seventh-ranked Royals prospect tripled in the 10th and scored the go-ahead run on Michael Antonio's sacrifice fly.
7/24/2014 | O's acquire Minor Leaguer Paredes from Royals
The Orioles acquired Jimmy Paredes from the Royals for cash considerations on Thursday, and the utility man has been optioned to Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk affiliate.
7/23/2014 | Tribe hopes Kluber can keep rolling at The K
The series opener between the division-rival Indians and Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday will fittingly feature a clash between two quality arms, with Cleveland turning to right-hander Corey Kluber and Kansas City going with southpaw Danny Duffy.
7/23/2014 | Hosmer exits early after returning to lineup
First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in -- and back out -- of the Royals' lineup during Wednesday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.
7/23/2014 | Butler starts on bench, but fills in late
Rarely has Billy Butler been out of the Royals' starting lineup, especially against a left-handed pitcher, but that was the case on Wednesday. Butler began the game on the bench, but came in to pinch-hit in the eighth.
7/23/2014 | Royals reportedly interested in Bastardo
Left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo of the Phillies is drawing interest from the Royals and other clubs, according to reporter Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
7/23/2014 | Royals Minor League report: July 22
Jorge Bonifacio, the Royals' No. 3-ranked prospect by MLB.com, recorded a single, two RBIs, two walks and a run in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 12-6 loss in 11 innings.
7/23/2014 | Chen ties Mariano for Panamanian wins mark
Bruce Chen and Mariano Rivera now share something besides their homeland. Both of the longtime pitchers have 82 career victories, tying them for the most by a Panamanian-born player. Chen earned No. 82 in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night.
7/23/2014 | Royals respond following players-only meeting
The Royals' players did a little soul-searching before their first post-All-Star break victory on Tuesday night. They tried that old standard -- a team meeting to shake up things. The result was a 7-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
7/22/2014 | White Sox gain on pair of reviews vs. Royals
The Royals challenged an out call at first on Jarrod Dyson in the fifth inning on Tuesday night and that play was ruled to stand, while the White Sox successfully challenged an out call at second base involving Alexei Ramirez that was overturned.
7/22/2014 | Gordon earns Royals' Heart and Hustle Award
When it comes to heart and hustle, many Kansas City fans think first of left fielder Alex Gordon. So it was no surprise on Tuesday when Gordon was named winner of the Royals' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
7/22/2014 | Hosmer likely out for rest of White Sox series
First baseman Eric Hosmer was out of the Royals' lineup for the second straight night on Tuesday against the White Sox. He also missed the series opener with a bruised right hand, and will likely miss Wednesday's finale at U.S. Cellular Field.
7/22/2014 | Shields looking to ace White Sox in rubber game
James Shields and the Royals will try to notch their first series win since July 9 when they take on Jose Quintana and the White Sox in Wednesday's rubber game.
7/22/2014 | Moose's homers are wakeup shots against Sox
Mike Moustakas belted a pair of homers and the Royals used a four-run sixth en route to a 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
7/22/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 21
Pedro Ciriaco tied a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Omaha defeated New Orleans 9-2 on Sunday. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon added a solo homer and an RBI double.
7/22/2014 | Guthrie fine with payback after hit by pitches
There was a bit of baseball gamesmanship that, in the opinion of Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, was handled quite properly. And he was the guy who set it off by hitting two batters early in Monday night's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.
7/21/2014 | Solving Kansas City's playoff riddle
In first place in the American League Central on June 18, having won 10 games in a row to climb to seven games over .500, the Royals have since gone 9-18, falling eight games behind Detroit and into sixth place in the AL Wild Card race. A season that has been almost a decade in the making, one that was designed to get the Royals into the playoffs for the first time since 1985, could slip away if players don't put on their hitting shoes in a hurry.
7/21/2014 | Flowers' foul ball confirmed by umpires' review
Tyler Flowers' drive down the left-field line originally looked as if it would stay fair for his sixth home run, but the ball curved around the foul pole and was ruled foul by third-base umpire Mike Muchlinski. That call was confirmed after a crew chief review.
7/21/2014 | Vargas eyes return to KC's rotation vs. Tribe
Royals lefty Jason Vargas, who is out after having an appendectomy, will miss at least two turns of the rotation. But, if all goes well, he might return as soon as next Sunday against the Indians.
7/21/2014 | Hosmer scratched due to bruised right hand
Shortly before game time on Monday night, manager Ned Yost scratched Eric Hosmer (bruised right hand) and put Billy Butler, normally his designated hitter, at first base for the first time this season.
7/21/2014 | Butler hoping to extend stay with Kansas City
Billy Butler has had a struggle this season and no one, including him, is sure when or if he'll come out of it. One thing Butler does know is that he'd like to remain with the Royals -- even if it means renegotiating his contract.
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