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The Royals have until 11 tonight to decide whether to add minor-league players to their 40-man roster to prevent the risk of losing them next month in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings in Dallas. Players generally are eligible for the draft if not placed on the 40-man roster after their fourth or fifth pro season -- five years for those younger than 19 when they sign their first contract; four years for those 19 and older.

Freddy's Two-a-Days: Kansas City Royals

71-91, 4th place, 24 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the Kansas City Royals.  Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season.  For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what...

Royals notebook: Verdugo placed on 40-man roster

The Royals added left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo, whom they acquired earlier this month, to their 40-man roster Friday before the 11 p.m. deadline. The move protects Verdugo from selection in the Rule 5 draft, which is Dec. 8 at the winter meetings in Dallas, and leaves the Royals with one available spot on their 40-man roster.

Check Out The Trailer For VH1′s Baseball Wives

Baseball Wives is set to debut on VH1 on November 30th. Ready to take a quick peak at their world? The cast is, Tanya Grace (ex-wife of retired Chicago’s Mark Grace), Brooke Villone (wife of big-league veteran Ron Villone), Anna Benson (wife of Arizona pitcher Kris Benson), Chantell Kendall (ex-wife of Kansas City’s Jason Kendall) and Jordana Lenz (I’m assuming she’ll be...

Royals put Verdugo on 40-man roster

The Royals added left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo to their 40-man roster Friday in their only anticipated move prior to the 11 p.m. deadline to set their 40-man roster. The move protects Verdugo from selection in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8 at the winter meetings in Dallas.

Francoeur happy to have Sanchez aboard in KC

Even though Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur will miss having Melky Cabrera next to him in center field next season, he feels the addition of pitcher Jonathan Sanchez is a plus.

Crow lends a hand at City Union Mission

Right-hander Aaron Crow got into the spirit of Thanksgiving a bit early this year, helping serve the Royals' annual spread at City Union Mission in Kansas City.
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