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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Royals manager Ned Yost, who has watched his team plummet from first place in the American League Central to last place in a month's time, still has the support of owner David Glass.
Glass and club president Dan Glass chatted with Yost for about 30 minutes behind the cage during early batting practice Wednesday.
The visit was not planned, nor was it meant to be a pep talk, David Glass told FOXSportsKansasCity.com.
"He doesn't need that, really," Glass said. "It's hard on all of us. No one saw this coming."
And Yost has Glass' support?
"Absolutely," Glass said. "He's a good manager and he's doing the best he can right now. He knows infinitely more about the game and what needs to happen for us to turn this around than I do.
"Mostly, I just listened."
As frustrated as Glass has become with the team's tailspin, he indicated it was unlikely the problem would get solved by pouring more money...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Score one for the sabermetric crowd.
With his offense slumbering most of the season and completely comatose the past month, Royals manager Ned Yost turned to his team statisticians before Wednesday's game and asked for batting orders they thought would be optimal against right-handers and left-handers.
So, Yost wheeled out the stat guys' new order vs....
KANSAS CITY, Mo. While much of the focus surrounding George Brett's hiring as the new Royals hitting coach has centered around his ability to perhaps "fix" young hitters such as Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, Brett's influence won't stop there.
Not according to some of the Royals' veteran hitters.
"No matter what age you are in this game, you can...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Obviously the Major League Baseball draft doesnt produce dividends as quickly as the NFL draft.
But the Royals will have a somewhat rare opportunity to stockpile for the future, having three picks among the top 46 selections in Thursdays amateur baseball draft.
The Royals have picks eight, 34 and 46. The draft begins at 6 p.m. Central time.
Were in the best position...
by John Viril—
It’s official. After a soul-killing (if not season-killing) 4-23 slump, the Kansas City Royals posted a 4-3 week. Their 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins nailed down a 2-1 series victory: their first since taking two of three games against the Angels between May 13 to 15.
That’s been more than 3 weeks. Yikes!
The Royals have broken their 11-game home losing...
George Brett was back in uniform at Kauffman Stadium.
The Hall of Fame third baseman that spent his entire career with the Kansas City Royals was made their interim hitting coach during their recent road trip. But their return Tuesday night to face Minnesota at the start of a nine-game homestand meant Brett was back wearing the home white uniform.
Brett has remained close to the...
The Kansas City Royals own one of the worst home records in baseball, but that hasn't been evident when facing the Minnesota Twins.
After ending the longest single-season home losing streak in franchise history, the Royals will try to capitalize on another meeting with their AL Central rivals in the finale of this three-game set Thursday night.
Kansas City (24-32) occupies...
Everything was trending up for Kelvin Herrera.
It was April 16 and the flame-throwing right-hander already owned a win, two saves and two holds. He had struck out at least two batters in four of his first six appearances of the 2013 season and had yet to give up a run.
And all this was coming off the 2012 season in which he was one of baseball’s best setup men. Last season, Herrera...
With the Royals struggling to score, Ned Yost looks to the stats for assistance.
It had been a long time since the Kansas City Royals spilled out of the dugout at Kauffman Stadium to celebrate a victory. One month, to be exact.
A month marked by offensive ineptitude, late-inning let-downs, a shake-up of the coaching staff and the return of Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett as the Royals' interim hitting coach.
On Wednesday night, the scuffling team...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. George Brett's family wasn't exactly convinced he would finally accept the role the Royals, and Royals fans, had been begging him to take for years: Serve as the team's hitting coach.
George's wife, Leslie, was on a girls-only trip to Chicago last week when her husband broached the subject with her again.
"When he called me on Wednesday and...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
It had been exactly one month since Kansas City won a game at Kauffman Stadium, a period marked by offensive ineptitude that had...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 4-5 thanks to an offense that produced as many runs in the eighth as it had in any of its last 14 games. Their seven runs total was their...
Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 4-5 thanks to an offense that produced as many runs in the eighth as it had in any of its last 14 games. Their seven runs total was their most since beating...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ryan Doumit homered and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday night, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory and the Kansas City Royals to their franchise-record 11th straight home loss.
Samuel Deduno (2-1) allowed four hits over six-plus innings for the Twins, who have rebounded nicely from a 10-game losing streak to win eight of 10. They also managed to exact...
Kansas City lost again last night, falling 3-0 to the Twins. The Royals have now lost 11 in a row at home, and are nine games under .500 on the season. Furthermore, their record is better than just the Astros (of course) and Blue Jays (by a half game) in the American League. Yet, the Royals are just 7.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, just a half game more behind the...