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Royals' GM says Soria will close in 2012

Could the Kansas City Royals be preparing to part company with Joakim Soria one of the best closers in club history? It's suddenly a legitimate question, and not just because Soria "struggled" through the only so-so season of his five-year career in Kansas City. The first jarring hint that the Royals might listen to offers for Soria came Tuesday morning, when the...

Chantel Kendall and Anna Benson drive ‘Baseball Wives’

The last time she checked, Chantel Kendall said, Major League Baseball players had an "85 percent" divorce rate. Her own bitter divorce to Jason Kendall — a major league catcher for 16 seasons, most recently with the Kansas City Royals — was finalized this past fall. Does divorce mean she's kicked out of the often close-knit inner circle of baseball spouses...

Aaron Crow To Be Given A Chance To Start In Kansas City

One-time Washington Nationals draftee Aaron Crow will be given a chance to compete for the Kansas City Royals starting rotation, according to, you guessed it, Jim Bowden. You’ll recall that the Nationals (and Bowden) drafted Crow with their first pick in the 2008 draft only to lose the rights to the potential-filled starter when the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement before...

Royals Add Jonathan Broxton, Flexibility

The Royals can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The upcoming season may not be the first one since 1985 to see a Kansas City club make the playoffs, but 2011 showed there is exciting talent on hand. The offense scored 730 runs last season and posted a 102 wRC+ despite relying largely on young players. But the pitching… let’s not talk about the pitching. Dayton...

AL Central Notes: Cespedes, Royals, Cuddyer

The Tigers, who agreed to sign Ramon Santiago to a two-year deal today, have interest in Coco Crisp. Here are the latest updates from their division, starting with a note on another possible outfield target for Detroit: Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski will watch Yoenis Cespedes play in the Dominican Republic, according to Danny Knobler of, who suggests this is “very...

Royals sign seven Minor Leaguers

The Royals announced the signings of seven Minor Leaguers, including left-hander Tommy Hottovy and right-hander Zach Miner, on Thursday.

Francoeur pitches Broxton — to Mets’ chagrin

Ex-met Jeff Francoeur admits he is not a good hunter, but he is one heck of a salesman. Francoeur recently went bow-hunting with free-agent closer Jonathan Broxton in Georgia on the property of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, along with Royals manager Ned Yost, and helped convince the big right-hander that Kansas...

Former All-Star Broxton reaches deal with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Reliever Jonathan Broxton and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees the right-hander $4 million..

Broxton, Royals agree to $4 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reliever Jonathan Broxton and the Kansas City Royals agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees the right-hander $4 million, solidifying one of the big league's youngest bullpens and providing a setup man for closer Joakim Soria.

Broxton headed to Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton. Financial terms were not released, but it is believed to be a $4 million pact and is pending a physical which is expected to take place on Wednesday.
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