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Eric Hosmer's prolonged struggles at the plate have again led to him being dropped in the Kansas City Royals' batting order. Manager Ned Yost moved Hosmer from the third slot to the sixth slot Thursday. "It's just that simple as that," Yost said of trying to take some pressure off Hosmer. "He's battling through a lot of different things. Some of it is mechanics. Some of it is a little bit of confidence. Some of it's a little bit of pressure he's putting on himself to produce in that three hole. We'll take that away from him and put him down in the order a little bit and get him going." Hosmer went 0-for-5 Wednesday night and entered Thursday 2-for-22 (.091) with one RBI since the All-Star break. Hosmer singled, doubled and scored the only Royals' run Thursday in a 6-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. "There's no doubt this guy is going to be an All-Star caliber player," Yost said. "We just have to get him th...
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The Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Jason Kendall to a minor league contract Thursday morning. Kendall has been assigned to the double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Kendal spent 2010 and 2011 as a member of the Royals, but missed the end of the 2010 season and the entire 2011 season due to a shoulder injury.
In 2010, Kendall caught 118 games and batted .256/.318/.297...
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KANSAS CITY The Kansas City Royals have a signed veteran catcher Jason Kendall to a 2012 minor league contract. Kendall will report to Double-A Northwest Arkansas today and is scheduled to start at catcher at Springfield tomorrow night.
The 38-year-old Kendall is a three-time National League All-Star (1996, 1998, 2000) and a career .288 hitter in 2...
For most of 2011, the Royals and their fans figured they had one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball in Alcides Escobar.
They also figured they had a light-hitting shortstop, a fact they were willing to live with.
As it turns out, the Royals and their fans won't have to live with the latter anymore.
Escobar, 26, has emerged as an offensive weapon, so much so that...
The Royals, Pirates, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Reds and Marlins won picks after the first round of next year's draft in Major League Baseball's competitive balance lottery.
The lottery involved the 10 teams with the lowest revenue and 10 in the smallest markets and was six picks after the first round. A club's odds of winning the lottery were based on its winning percentage...
Billy Butler took the first pitch from Josh Kinney leading off the ninth inning to get a good look at it.
Two pitches later Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Wednesday night.
Butler hit the 1-1 pitch from Kinney (0-1) out to left center for his 18th homer. Butler went 3-for-3 and walked twice.
''Billy is a special hitter,&...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals took a shot Friday at softening the blow from the disastrous Jonathan Sanchez off-season trade.
The Royals acquired Colorado right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in exchange for Sanchez, who had been designated for assignment on Tuesday. Essentially, that now makes the off-season trade of Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Guthrie and prospect Ryan Verdugo.
The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed veteran catcher Jason Kendall and have assigned him to the Royals' Double-A team.
Kendall, 38, last played in the Majors in 2010 with the Royals. He hit .256/.318/.297 with 37 RBI's and a 91 OPS+ in 490 plate appearances. He missed the entire 2011 season due to a shoulder injury.
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KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals today acquired right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez.
Guthrie, 33, is 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA in 19 games, including 15 starts, for Colorado in 2012. He has pitched well away from Coors Field, posting a 3.67 ERA in 10 games (8 starts) on the road. The six-foot-one, 205...
Billy Butler homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Wednesday night.
Butler hit a 1-1 pitch from Josh Kinney (0-1) out to left center for his 18th homer. Butler went 3-for-3 and walked twice.
Greg Holland (4-2) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.
Lorenzo Cain, who had a pinch-hit homer Tuesday, homered...
Matchup Insight M’s vs. Royals Game 4
The Mariners took the first two games of the series scoring a whopping 18 runs total – a rare barrage for the team ranked 24th in scoring amongst all Big League clubs.
Seattle Mariners vs Kansas City Royals
Thursday July 19
Moneyline: Kansas City +105
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (7-5, 2...
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Royals and Rockies have swapped troublesome starting pitchers, with Jonathan Sanchez heading to Colorado and Jeremy Guthrie heading to Kansas City.
Upon hearing about this deal, my first thought was "holy crap, Jonathan Sanchez in Coors Field!" Sanchez is familiar with Coors thanks to his time with the Giants, and actually...
According to sources close to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports, the Colorado Rockies sent right handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Kansas City Royals in exchange of left handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez.
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The Colorado Rockies acquired left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez
from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-hander Jeremy
Guthrie on Friday.
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