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Fox Sports Kansas City:
The Royals completed the final round of the MLB draft Saturday, selecting 41 players over three days.
Kansas Citys first pick, eighth overall, was Hunter Dozier, 21, a shortstop from Stephen F. Austin University.
The club also made six local selections, including Brandon Dunlin (1B), from Longview College; Shane Conlon (1B), from Kansas State; Logan Gray (SS), from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City; Kevin Kuntz (SS), son of Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz, from the University of Kansas; Dalton Moats (LHP) from Park Hill Senior High School in Kansas City; and Keeton Steele (RHP), from the University of Missouri.
The Royals' selections, listed below, include 13 right-handed pitchers, 11 infielders, eight left-handed pitchers, six outfielders and three catchers.
1 (8), Hunter Dozier, SS, Stephen F. Austin
CBA (34), Sean Manaea, LHP, Indiana State
2 (46), Cody Reed, LHP, Northwest Mississippi CC
3 (82), Carter Hope, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX)
4 (114), Zane Evans, C, Ge...
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by John Viril—
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After giving up a walk...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. At some point very soon, perhaps even today, the Royals are likely to activate outfielder Jarrod Dyson from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha.
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Perhaps the easy move would be to simply send outfielder...
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A young Kansas City Royals fan stole a woman's opportunity for a souvenir baseball when he threw his hands in front of her and grabbed it in the bottom of the fourth inning of Thursday's game at Kauffman Stadium.
The woman was able to get the attention of someone on the field and get that person to throw her a baseball. Unfortunately...
Let the below video be a lesson to anyone attempting to catch a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game.
If you have any sort of chance to catch it, keep an eye on little kids trying to steal your glory:
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by John Viril—
A few weeks ago, I was screaming that Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore needed to bring in another outfielder to platoon with (or replace) Jeff Francoeur. AAA callup David Lough‘s performance has made such a trade unnecessary.
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Your browser does not support iframes.Teams have been known to employ the use of some strange tactics over the years to improve their play on the field.Take the Kansas City Royals, for example. They have opted to adopt a "rally barbecue sauce" to help get their offense going lately.It's called Billy's, boasts a catch phrase of "Hit it a TON," and is apparently...
KANSAS CITY, MO (June 7, 2013) — Following discussions with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Kansas City Royals are encouraging fans to use Interstate 435 and alternate routes when driving out to Kauffman Stadium this evening. The Royals host the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the I-435 junction remain...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. We already know the strength of this Royals team is its pitching.
And within the next month or so, it could get even stronger with the possible additions of left-hander Danny Duffy and right-hander Felipe Paulino, both recovering from Tommy John surgery last summer.
Duffy already is on rehab assignment and has moved up to Triple-A Omaha.
Paulino now is set to...
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Kelvin Herrera (3-4) worked a perfect eighth inning in relief of James Shields, and Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Shields was in quite a pitching matchup with...
(AP) -- Following the worst home losing streak in team history, the Kansas City Royals have a chance to match their longest winning streak of the season there.
Providing Ervin Santana with some much-needed run support would certainly help their chances.
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Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
He slid home just ahead of the tag for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday night.
And after the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros for their first three-game winning...
Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and the Kansas City Royals finally backed him up with some offense in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Santana (4-5) entered the game with the worst run support among qualifying pitchers in the American League, a big reason why he already had six fruitless tries to win his 100th career game.
He finally reached the...
The major league baseball amateur baseball draft has come and gone and there was an emphasis on family bloodlines. Time will tell if the selections were made because of the talent potential due to their family genes or if the team simply felt a loyalty to the former player. Regardless, here are the bloodlines that were drafted this past weekend.
Luke Farrell- Son of John Farrell...
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