More than 1,200 people attended the foundation's signature event Thursday night, which featured the Tiffany & Co. VIP Party and on-field event, appearances from current and former Royals and a performance by the RCA Records band Daughtry. Kelly Urich, morning show host on 99.7 The Point, emceed the evening with co-host Taylor McKay.
Mondesi was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Barring rainouts, he will be eligible to resume his season at Northwest Arkansas (AA) on Monday, July 4.
The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals will return home to host the Houston Astros (June 24-26) and St. Louis Cardinals (June 27-28). Fans can get their hands on great giveaways, including another commemorative postseason bobblehead (June 25), Sluggerrr trading card (June 26) and a "Let's Go Royals" t-shirt (June 28).
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have requested Unconditional Release Waivers on infielder Omar Infante. Should he go unclaimed, he would become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday and could sign with any club.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn from Omaha (AAA). Flynn will be in uniform (#33) for tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians. In a corresponding roster move, infielder Omar Infante has been designated for assignment.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson off waivers from the New York Yankees. Olson will be assigned to Omaha (AAA). To make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals have transferred third baseman Mike Moustakas to the 60-day disabled list (torn anterior cruciate ligament).
The Kansas City Royals completed the second day of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft today, selecting eight players after drafting right-handed pitcher A.J. Puckett in the second round (67th overall) on Thursday.
The Kansas City Royals announced that outfielder Paulo Orlando has been named Royals Majestic Player of the Month and right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy is the Pitcher of the Month for May. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.