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Lefty reliever Jose Mijares finally arrived in the Royals' camp on Sunday, getting his training started five days late with his new club. He was delayed by problems in obtaining his passport in Venezuela.
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Ned Yost can barely contain his excitement.
The reason is quite simple: After a year of growth, when several prized young prospects finally broke into the major leagues, Yost believes Kansas City has the pieces in place to contend for its first playoff berth since winning the 1985 World Series.
''They're going to be a vastly improved team,'' Yost said. '...
When news broke at around 5:45 that the Royals would be making a big announcement in about 40 minutes tonight, we all figured that it would be a contract extension, and that the player to be extended was likely Eric Hosmer or Alex Gordon. Well, we were partly right. The Royals did extend one of their players, but it was actually catcher Salvador Perez, who was given a five year...
Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez said Wednesday on Twitter that he's returning to Kansas City after hurting his knee.
He injured his knee while warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez in the bullpen before a 7-5 victory Tuesday over the Cincinnati Reds. Perez caught the first inning, but left with a noticeable limp and was replaced by Cody Clark.
Relief pitcher Jose Mijares was still absent on Saturday, as the infielders and outfielders joined the batterymen for the Royals' first full-squad workout.
Kansas City Royals reliever Jonathan Broxton will throw live batting practice on Monday.
Broxton, who signed a one-year contract with the Royals in November, has been working his way back from minor elbow surgery in September.
The 27-year-old Broxton was limited to 14 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 1-2 with seven saves and a 5.68 ERA.
He had a stellar season...
All season long, the Reading Royals needed at least three goals to win a game. They changed things Saturday night when they defeated the Greenville Road Warriors, 1-0, for their eighth win at home.
It also marked the second shutout from the team in five games and for goaltender Jussi Rynnas, it was his second game in the last three where he’s allowed no goals. Following the end...
Big Clint Robinson, all 6-foot-5 and 238 pounds of him, is back in the Royals' Major League training camp and still looking over others' shoulders -- notably those of first baseman Eric Hosmer and designated hitter Billy Butler.
An undefeated streak can only last so long, and the Reading Royals couldn’t keep this one going against the Greenville Road Warriors as they fell, 3-2, Sunday night in their last match-up of the season.
Coming into the game, the Royals had taken the previous five over the Road Warriors, but penalties cost them to keep the streak alive.
“It’s frustrating because the players...
After a whirlwind rookie season, Eric Hosmer took the field for the Royals' first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Saturday, looking to lay the foundation for a big 2012 season.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Salvador Perez to a five-year contract worth $7 million.
Salvador Perez wants to play in Kansas City for a long time, and the Royals are going to give him that chance.
The sparring between veteran Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella represents the biggest battle for a non-pitching position in the Kansas City camp this year.