ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals admit postseason runs have taken toll

Right-hander Edinson Volquez looked toward the sky when asked what suddenly came over the Royals in the last two months, a span in which they went from first to fourth place in the American League Central, losing 31 of 50 games.
Via Royals.com
14 minutes ago

KC Royals Whispers: Is Wade Davis Injured?

KC Royals closer Wade Davis could be pitching while injured, according to CBSSports.com writer Mike Axsia. Such rumors could harm Davis’ trade value at the deadline. One day after Wade Davis and Ian Kennedy to the Los Angeles Dodgers rumors spread across the internet, Mike Axsia of CBS Sports makes the case that Wade Davis […] KC Royals Whispers: Is Wade Davis Injured? - Kings...
Via Kings of Kauffman
1 hour ago

Kennedy tasked with slowing homer happy Rangers

Since June 9, the Rangers have hit a Major League-leading 73 home runs, and will get a chance to pad that number on Saturday at Globe Life Park when they face Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy, who's given up homers at a high rate this season.
Via Royals.com
1 hour ago

KC Royals: Hochever Does Have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

KC Royals reliever Luke Hochevar was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome on Friday. Hochever will seek a second opinion, but is expected to miss the rest of the season. First diagnosis for Luke Hochever confirmed Thoracic Outlet Surgery. Will have 2nd opinion but surgery likely and season prob over. #Royals — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) July […] KC Royals: Hochever Does...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 hours ago

Royals activate CF Lorenzo Cain from the DL after month away

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing a month with a left hamstring strain. With Cain rejoining the Royals before their game Friday night in Texas, rookie outfielder Brett Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. Cain hit .290 with eight home runs and 39 RBIs in 73 games before missing 25 games...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Buyers or sellers?

The Kansas City Royals have shown an unfortunate reoccurring theme of struggling this season. They have failed to consistently keep up any momentum they build, and as a result have found themselves in fourth place in the American League Central. Since the All-Star break, the Royals have an abysmal record of 4-9 and are now three games below .500. As the defending World Series champions...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Inconsistency Within Hosmer’s Inconsistency

During last night’s broadcast, Rex Hudler was discussing Eric Hosmer‘s struggles, and he said something that made me stop and contemplate it. Granted, Hudler says something that makes me stop and contemplate on basically a nightly basis, but this one was exclusively baseball-related. He was talking about Hosmer’s two-strike approach, and how he was using a high leg kick too...
Via BP Kansas City
14 hours ago

Friday Notes

This is certainly a feeling we’re not really used to as Royals fans. Or maybe it’s something we’re completely used to. As the trade deadline approaches, it sure does look like we’re staring down the barrel of basically meaningless baseball for the final two months of the season, which simply hasn’t been the case since really 2012. To me, a 3-6 home stand put the nail in...
Via BP Kansas City
16 hours ago

Royals put reliever Hochevar on 15-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kansas City Royals reliever Luke Hochevar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Royals made the move before Thursday night's game at Texas, and said the right-hander has symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. That is a condition when blood vessels or nerves between the collarbone and first rib become compressed, and can cause pain in the shoulder...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals want to package Ian Kennedy, Wade Davis in trades

The Royals are looking to capitalize on the demand for Wade Davis by attempting to package Ian Kennedy’s contract with him in trade talks, reports Yahoo’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). Passan notes that the Dodgers are one team with noted interest in Davis that could afford to take on the remainder of Kennedy’s enormous contract. Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

How Long Will The Royals Let Their Rotation Hold them Back?

Things are not looking good for the Kansas City Royals’ chances of repeating as pennant winners. In fact, at this juncture, they only have a 2.6 percent chance of making the playoffs at all according to Fangraphs. Part of the reason for the uninspiring 2016 has been the performance of the starting rotation. Royals’ fans have grown used to having a mediocre (at best) rotation...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago

Mondesi gets first big-league hit on 21st birthday, Royals win 7-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker's throwing error, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.Shoemaker, who did not allow a base runner until the fifth inning, yielded singles to Alex Gordon and Paulo Orlando to start...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals want more for Wade Davis than Chapman cost

If you were wondering what the price of relief pitching is on the trade market right now, it’s exceptionally high. According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Royals are taking calls for closer Wade Davis, but if a team wants him they’ll have to pay up. An example of deals the Royals are mulling: A team that asked about Wade Davis said it was told the Chapman package "wouldn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Ervin Santana edition

  With already half of the regular season of baseball behind us, the third place Kansas City Royals have made it apparent that they are desperate for better arms on the mound. Kansas City’s starting rotation has been inadequate as of late and has not reflected the dominance they displayed just over a year ago in the World Series. After losing Johnny Cueto and having their top...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Belding from 'Saved By the Bell' got ahold of Royals World Series ring

Mr. Belding should not have a World Series ring. This much we know. There's no reason Dennis Haskins, the actor who played the perpetually put-upon principal of the hit '90s high school sitcom, should have this bauble. But Mr. Belding has his ways, and he caused more than a couple eyebrows to rise when he tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Kansas City Royals ring on an airplane...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pitcher nailed the batter, catcher and umpire with a single pitch

What do Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, Royals catcher Salvador Perez and umpire D.J. Reyburn have in common? Yes, they all got hit by the same Danny Duffy "magic bullet" pitch.It happened during Sunday's Royals-Tigers game and escaped my eye but fortunately not Reddit user The Don Giggity, who posted this GIF showing the sequence:Iglesias' arm took the brunt of the 93-mile-per...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Royals have discussed Carlos Beltran deal

After losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox to open the unofficial second half of the season, the New York Yankees may very well find themselves out of contention in the American League. Now sitting one game under .500 and 5.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League, it might be time for New York to throw in the towel on what has been a disappointing season...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon acknowledges he has ‘played like crap’

Alex Gordon has endured a rough season so far, one that has left him acknowledging he’s “played like crap.” The Kansas City Royals outfielder is batting a career-worst .206 in 58 games this season. This all comes after he signed a four-year, $72 million contract in the offseason. His lack of performance — especially given his big payday — has him frustrated. “All I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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