ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals activate Young, option Flynn to Triple-A

The Royals on Saturday activated right-hander Chris Young from the disabled list and optioned left-hander Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.
Via Royals.com
2 hours ago

Royals activate Chris Young from DL, option Brian Flynn

The Kansas City Royals made a pair of roster moves on Saturday morning. The club activated right-handed pitcher Chris Young from the disabled list. To make room for him on the roster, the Royals optioned Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha. With Danny Duffy locking down a spot in the starting rotation, it is likely the Young will return to the team as a member of the bullpen. The pitcher...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Diamonds in the Rough 5-27-16

A 1-2 record for the affiliates with a rainout in Lexington and a win for High-A Wilmington. HR Roll Call Jorge Bonifacio (9) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Balbino Fuenmayor 4-4 3-2b BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Jon Dziedzic 7 IP 5 H 2 ER 2 BB 3 K 7-7 GO-FO 109p/67k El Paso Chihuahuas 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 2  The Chasers got another lengthy start from one of their regular starters on Friday...
Via BP Kansas City
13 hours ago

Eibner is big part of winning debut for Royals

Rookie Brett Eibner's nerves, which had been churning for two days, finally calmed down in the seventh inning on Friday night when he stroked a double for his first big-league hit. And that hit helped the Royals go on to a 7-5 win over the White Sox.
Via Royals.com
13 hours ago

BP South Side: The Royals Are Baseball`s Perfect Tormentors by James Fegan

Even division rivals hope the Royals` run doesn`t end on a grim injury.
Via Baseball Prospectus
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Eibner, Merrifield Lead Comeback In 7-5 Win

Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Brett Eibner combined to go 5-12 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored in the Royals Friday night comeback win. The Royals have been dealt a series of blows this past week. First, they learned that Alex Gordon had fractured his wrist. Then Mike Moustakas‘ knee contusion turned […] Royals Eibner, Merrifield Lead Comeback In 7-5 Win...
Via Kings of Kauffman
15 hours ago

RECAP: Royals 7, White Sox 5; Hosmer and the Rookies Rally

It wasn’t the easiest path to victory, but tonight’s 7-5 comeback win put the Royals just one game behind the White Sox in the division. They received more terrific innings from the bullpen, along with several contributions from their recent call-ups en route to the series-opening win. I was not in attendance at Kauffman Stadium, but according to my television screen and speakers...
Via BP Kansas City
15 hours ago

Royals covet Eibner's power as rookie arrives

Friday night was much more relaxed for Royals rookie Brett Eibner. He got to the ballpark hours before first pitch, took batting practice indoors, worked out and even took some outfield practice, trying to learn the tricky caroms in the corners of The K.
Via Royals.com
18 hours ago

Royals Have Options – and Some Time – Before Turning to Trade Targets

It’s been a tough week in Kansas City. On Monday, we learned Alex Gordon was headed to the disabled list for a few weeks with a broken bone in his wrist. On Wednesday, the Royals lost to the Twins. And yesterday, Mike Moustakas went to the disabled list with a torn ACL stemming from his collision with Gordon on Sunday. The Royals’ third baseman will be out for the rest of the...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

Royals Scramble For Replacements — Meet the New Guys

For the last two years, the Kansas City Royals have been blessed with relatively good health. They’ve lost pitchers to Tommy John surgery, such as Tim Collins, Greg Holland,  and Jason Vargas, but other than that, it’s been pretty much smooth sailing. Now, nearly two months into the 2016 season, Royals’ players are dropping like flies, leaving them to call up guys from...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Try to Spin the Mike Moustakas News

Mike Moustakas is out for the rest of the season on account of a torn ACL, which he sustained in a foul-territory collision with Alex Gordon, which also injured the other guy. Gordon is out for a few weeks, himself, and though the collision isn’t quite as costly as Mike Trout running into literally anything, the Royals have been pushed into a difficult spot. Gordon is good! They...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Duffy ready to build pitch count in third start of 2016

Danny Duffy figures to have more pitches in him this time when he faces the Chicago White Sox.He'll make his third start since moving into the rotation as the Kansas City Royals open a rain-shortened three-game home series against the White Sox on Friday night after Thursday's scheduled opener was postponed.Due to injuries to Chris Young and Kris Medlen, Duffy (0-0, 2.13 ERA) is...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas done for the year with torn right ACL

Defending a World Series title is difficult. Defending a World Series title when your All-Star third baseman is finished for the year is virtually impossible. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, manager Ned Yost confirmed on Thursday per Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com. Ned confirms Moustakas out for season. Will be ready...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Esky Magic Has Worn Off

This is a follow-up post that could practically write itself. Last year, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in spite of (because of?) weak-hitting shortstop Alcides Escobar leading off each and every game and almost always swinging at the first pitch of the game, even when the opposition was nearly certain it was coming. It became a thing. Broadcasters talked about it every...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Alex Gordon’s wrist break the Royals’ chances?

Heading into the 2016 season, many were down on the Kansas City Royals’ chances. Despite winning the World Series and two straight AL pennants, improvements made by the Tigers, White Sox and Indians during the off-season matched with expected regression and the expected loss of free agents largely lead to the Royals being expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the AL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals place Gordon (broken wrist) on DL, recall Cuthbert

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while chasing a foul ball on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals gasped at the prospects of losing two All-Stars on one play.A day later, the news could have been much worse.Gordon was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a fractured right wrist, but will not need surgery. Moustakas was held out of the series opener...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Headed to Disabled List

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is headed to the disabled list after finding out he has a broken scaphoid bone in his hand. He will likely be out 3-4 weeks. To take his place on the roster, the recently sent down Cheslor Cuthbert will return to the big league club. Cuthbert is expected to arrive with the club around 6pm at Target Field.  Whit Merrifield, Jarrod Dyson and...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Royals Pitcher Dillon Gee Throws Quite Possibly the Worst Pitch in Baseball History

Even Randy Johnson, one of the best pitchers in major league baseball history, has thrown a wild pitch over the head of his catcher all the way to the backstop. But whatever pitch Kansas City Royals starter Dillion Gee was trying to throw takes the cake for the worst thing we've ever seen. Not only does Gee throw the baseball straight down into the pitcher's mound while facing...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Eric Hosmer admits he's afraid of NYC taxis in hilarious Q&A

The Kansas City Royals might be the defending World Series champs, but their players aren't the most publicized in the big leagues.One of their most recognizable players, first baseman Eric Hosmer, sat down with The Players' Tribune for a Q&A dubbed "What the (blank)."Hosmer provided some straightforward answers to some of the questions such as "When I played baseball as a kid...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer wants DH in the National League

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wants to see the designated hitter in the National League. Not only does he want to see it, but it’s something that he sees as a pressing issue. In the most recent “What the Blank?” section of The Players’ Tribune, Hosmer was asked what he’d do if he were Major League Baseball’s Commissioner for a day? He simply responded...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Permanently mixing up the rotation?

The Kansas City Royals starting rotation has struggled in the early part of the 2016 season. With injuries to both Chris Young and Kris Medlen, they were forced to land on the disabled list. Both Danny Duffy and Dillon Gee will get a chance to prove that they belong in the rotation in the absence of both Young and Medlen. Duffy has spent time going back and forth between the rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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