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J.J. Picollo joined the Royals in 2006 as the Director of Player Development. On July 3, 2008, he was named the Assistant General Manager-Scouting and Player Development. Previous to working for the Kansas City Royals, J.J. served as the Director of Minor League Operations for the Atlanta Braves. He has also been a major-league scout and a coach at the college level.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The names Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella appear right next to each other on an alphabetical listing of the Kansas City Royals who are still in spring training camp.
Call it fitting, because their race for the second baseman's job is just that close.
Getz is the steady defensive stalwart who...
To the nation’s heartland we go to look at the local media covering the KANSAS CITY ROYALS Newspaper- The first stop for news in Kansas City is at the Kansas City Star. The paper sports section includes a specific page dedicated to the Royals. Bob Dutton (Twitter) leads the beat and contributes to the paper’s Ball
Adam Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth and the United States beat Canada 9-4 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
Down to their last several outs, the U.S. trailed 3-2 after seven innings before breaking loose. Team USA and Italy advanced in Group D while Canada and...
Yordano Ventura chanced upon his first start and made the most of it.
Ventura pitched three hitless innings, Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 13-2 Saturday.
Billy Butler and David Lough each added three hits. The Royals finished with 20 hits, including nine in 1 2-3 innings against Giants starter...
Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game, one of four shots by the Los Angeles Angels. On this day, that wasn't nearly enough.
Jeff Francoeur, Billy Butler and Chris Getz combined to get nine hits and drive in nine runs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels 17-11 to win for the 13th time in 14 games.
Pujols homered in the fifth off Bruce Chen. The star...
PHOENIX (AP) Running out of outs, Adam Jones and the United States suddenly broke loose and saved themselves from a humbling loss.
Now, thanks to a fast finish, they're heading to Miami for the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth and the U.S. scored seven...