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The Royals will be well-represented in the Arizona Fall League's sixth annual Rising Stars Game on Saturday night at Surprise, Ariz. Pitchers Nate Adcock and Jeremy Jeffress, infielder Christian Colon and outfielder Wil Myers have been selected from the Surprise Saguaros.

Colon aiming to join buddies with Royals

Before all the Bubba Starling hoopla overtook Kansas City fans this summer, another Royals first-round pick was projected to make a significant impact with the big-league club. And much more quickly than Starling likely will. Christian Colon, the Royals' top pick in 2010, continues to make steady improvement, at least enough to envision him as the final piece to the Royals...

Gordon 'thrilled' with AL Gold Glove

Alex Gordon opened the 2011 season wondering how he'd handle the challenge of playing left field in Kauffman Stadium. After 20 outfield assists, only two errors and a highlight reel full of spectacular catches, Gordon's question was answered emphatically Tuesday night. He was awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove as the best defensive left fielder in the American League. Gordon...

End of Season Post-Mortem: The 2011 Kansas City Royals

The 2010 Kansas City Royals won 67 games. The 2011 Kansas City Royals won 71 games. A four game improvement doesn't seem like a huge deal, but look at it this way. The Royals slashed payroll from $74 million in 2010 to $38 million in 2011, a nearly 50% decrease. The average age of their hitters went from 28.8 in 2010 to 25.8 in 2011. The average age of their pitchers went from...

Hosmer wins Special Achievement Award

Eric Hosmer won the Royals' 2011 Joe Burke Special Achievement Award, as voted by the Kansas City Chapter, Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Royals' Gordon, Francoeur finalists for Gold Gloves

Outfielders Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur are among the American League finalists to receive Gold Gloves for defensive excellence when Rawlings announces this year's winners at 9 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN2.

Royals exercise option on closer Joakim Soria

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Joakim Soria will keep closing games for the Kansas City Royals into next season. The team announced Monday that it had exercised its option on the two-time All-Star, which is valued at 6 million for 2012. The Royals also hold options for 2013 of 8 million and 2014 for 8.75 million, with 750,000 buyouts each year. "This decision was more of a formality...

Gordon, Francoeur among Gold Glove finalists

Left fielder Alex Gordon and right fielder Jeff Francoeur are the only two Royals among the finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

Royals' Hosmer picked as Burke award winner for special achievement

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer started his major-league awards hardware collection earlier this season when picked twice as the American League rookie of the month and twice as the Royals' player of the month. Now he can add the Joe Burke Special Achievement award for his season-long accomplishments.

Royals pick up option on closer Soria

The Kansas City Royals have picked up their 2012 club option on closer Joakim Soria.

Royals retain Soria by declining to exercise buyout option

Not that there was ever much doubt, but the Royals made it official Monday that they will retain closer Joakim Soria through the 2012 season by choosing not to exercise a buyout option in his contract.

Four Royals prospects picked for Arizona Fall League all-star game

Interested in getting a first-hand assessment on outfielder Wil Myers, picked recently by The Star as the top prospect in the Royals' system? Your chance comes Saturday when MLB Network airs the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game.
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