The Royals have selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield from Triple-A Omaha. In corresponding roster moves, the club has optioned infielder Christian Colon to Omaha and designated outfielder Jose Martinez for assignment.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Alec Mills from Northwest Arkansas as the 26th man for today's split doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox. Mills, 24, a 22nd-round pick by the Royals in 2012, is 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA in seven starts for the Naturals. He leads the Texas League with 44 strikeouts in 42.0 innings this season.
Tonight's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 7:15 p.m. CT as the second game of a split doubleheader.
The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals will host the Atlanta Braves (May 13-15) and Boston Red Sox (May 16-18) during the next homestand. Many great events will occur including Salute to the Negro Leagues Day, Dressed to the Nines (May 15) and Tourism Night (May 17). Fans can also get the Ned Yost bobblehead, the first of the 2015 World Series Commemorative bobbleheads, on May 14. Please note the early start times on May 16 (6:05 p.m.) and May 18 (1:15 p.m.) See below for more details.
The Kansas City Royals remind fans they can purchase the new film, Royalty Reigns, a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack detailing the successful run to the 2015 World Series title and the decade of work that went into the climb to baseball prominence.
Following this afternoon's game, the Kansas City Royals announced that they have optioned outfielder Terrance Gore to Northwest Arkansas (AA). The club will make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians (6:10 p.m. CT).
The Kansas City Royals announced that first baseman Eric Hosmer has been named Royals Majestic Player of the Month for April, while right-handed pitcher Wade Davis is the club's Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.