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Mike Moustakas homers twice as Royals snap skid with 7-1 win over White Sox

Dayton Moore tapped his hand against the back of a bench. Seated next to him, Ned Yost kicked his foot up against a nearby railing. Together they sat inside the visitors’ dugout Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field and watched the latest edition of the Royals take batting practice. Moore built this roster. Yost guides it. Shortly before Moore flew into Chicago to visit his free-falling...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Despite recent swoon, Moore says Royals won't become 'sellers' at trade deadline

CHICAGO -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore is flying to Chicago today, but don't necessarily read much into that: Moore said it was a pre-planned trip not associated with the team's recent swoon. Asked if manager Ned Yost's job was safe, Moore said by phone: "We're all accountable. But he can't play. I can't play. It comes down to performance on the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals need 'one big hit' to ignite another surge, Yost says

CHICAGO -- Like everyone else associated with the Royals these days, manager Ned Yost is searching for answers to his club's mind-numbing swoon of late. The Royals went into the All-Star break flat, having lost three of four in a showdown series with the Tigers. And they have come out of the break even flatter, having lost all four games. The American League Central crown is...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Batting Practice Doesn’t Translate as White Sox Beat Royals 3-1

“I think we’ve got guys who can definitely hit for power. If you don’t believe me, just watch BP.” -Ned Yost Well, Royals fans…. We’re not far from Rock Bottom. Actually, we’re two games from Rock Bottom, but don’t worry. Dayton Moore still thinks that we can win with the players that are currently on the roster, and that’s why he isn’t selling. The Royals lost...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals try to stay positive as losses continue to pile up

CHICAGO -- Maybe it's baby steps. But the Royals felt they finally looked a little more like themselves in yet another loss, this time 3-1 to Chris Sale and the White Sox. Make that four straight for the Royals and seven out of eight. But this one felt different, they insisted. "I thought we showed more effort and had way better at-bats against Sale tonight," manager...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler willing to rework contract to remain with Royals

The 2014 season has not gone the way that Billy Butler had imagined. Owed a $12.5 million club option for 2015 there is no guarantee he will remain with the Kansas City Royals beyond this season. That of course does not mean that the 28-year-old Butler wants out of Kansas City. “If the option doesn’t work, I’d be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I’ve always...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer scratched with hand injury

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been scratched from Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised hand, reports Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star:Eric Hosmer has been scratched due to his hand injury from yesterday. Billy Butler will play first base. Sal Perez is DH. Let's get weird.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 21, 2014...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Kansas City considering trade for Rangers' Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals have been connected to some of the top available starting pitchers this month, but they are also in need of an offensive upgrade in order to jump back into the American League Central race.They are looking to add a bat and have considered Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.#452105716 / gettyimages.comEvan Grant of the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Should Sell, But History Means They Probably Won’t

After the fears of many have been realized, the Royals are now in the home stretch of July and under the .500 mark. This may seem familiar. Just last year the Royals didn't reach the .500 mark to stay until they beat the White Sox to win their sixth straight and got to 51-51. They'd fall back to exactly .500 once more before finishing the season on a strong note and getting...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox ball girl accidentally fields fair ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Boston Red Sox ball girl accidentally fielded a ball that was still in play during Friday night's game against Kansas City. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Royals batter Eric Hosmer pulled the ball fair down the first base line. The Red Sox ball girl instinctively scooped it up as it curved into foul territory, not realizing...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler doesn’t want to be traded, hopes Royals pick up $12.5 million option for 2015

Billy Butler swung a pair of Mariucci bats inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park, rotating the lumber from hand to hand, pondering the factors behind his first-half torment. “Some years, you just have a down year,” said Butler, the Royals’ designated hitter. “And you feel the same. For whatever reason, it just happens. I’m not saying you’re any less of a player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Acquire P Jason Frasor from Rangers

The Texas Rangers have sent RHP Jason Frasor to the Kansas City Royals. In exchange, they will receive 26-year-old RHP Spencer Patton. #Royals acquire right-handed reliever Jason Frasor from the Rangers for fellow righty Spencer Patton, who was at Omaha. — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 16, 2014 Frasor has been having a very solid season—posting a 3.34 ERA in 38 appearances—and...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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