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The Royals announced the signing of seven players to minor-league contracts on Thursday. Among the notable moves: The club re-signed right-handed pitcher Zach Miner and infielder Jamie Romak, who played in the organization in 2011. The Royals also acquired utility infielder Tony Abreu, who spent time with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks during 2007-10.

Chantel Kendall and Anna Benson drive ‘Baseball Wives’

The last time she checked, Chantel Kendall said, Major League Baseball players had an "85 percent" divorce rate. Her own bitter divorce to Jason Kendall — a major league catcher for 16 seasons, most recently with the Kansas City Royals — was finalized this past fall. Does divorce mean she's kicked out of the often close-knit inner circle of baseball spouses? And...

Aaron Crow To Be Given A Chance To Start In Kansas City

One-time Washington Nationals draftee Aaron Crow will be given a chance to compete for the Kansas City Royals starting rotation, according to, you guessed it, Jim Bowden. You’ll recall that the Nationals (and Bowden) drafted Crow with their first pick in the 2008 draft only to lose the rights to the potential-filled starter when the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement before...

Can the Royals Contend in 2012?

The Royals have been a scapegoat in the American League for years. They've finished above .500 just once in the last 17 years (2003, when the team finished 83-79), they've dealt away stars like Carlos Beltran and Jermaine Dye for far below market value, and they've handed playing time to some of the worst players you can imagine in baseball. But the team went on a full...

Cubs Sign Kim DeJesus' Husband To A 2-Year Deal

photo via @KimDeJesus12 (hope that's ok, Kim) Kim DeJesus' already lucky husband got a little more fortunate today when he signed a 2 year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth 10 million dollars. Kim's spouse spent 8 seasons with the Kansas City Royals and one - last season - with the Oakland A's. He has a .284 career batting average; hitting a total of 207 doubles...

Giavotella, Herrera win Minor League Awards

Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella and pitcher Kelvin Herrera reached the Major Leagues this year, and now they'll have awards to commemorate how they did it.

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Royals sign seven Minor Leaguers

The Royals announced the signings of seven Minor Leaguers, including left-hander Tommy Hottovy and right-hander Zach Miner, on Thursday.

AL Central Notes: Cespedes, Royals, Cuddyer

The Tigers, who agreed to sign Ramon Santiago to a two-year deal today, have interest in Coco Crisp. Here are the latest updates from their division, starting with a note on another possible outfield target for Detroit: Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski will watch Yoenis Cespedes play in the Dominican Republic, according to Danny Knobler of, who suggests this is “very...

State Of The Royals: Weekly Notebook December 2nd

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Victoria sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Victoria Royals Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The December 2nd, 2011 edition…

Royals release Spring Training schedule

The Royals' 10th Cactus League season will open on Sunday, March 4, against the American League champion Texas Rangers, their co-tenant at the complex in Surprise, Ariz. The Royals will have 15 home games at Surprise against 13 of the other 14 teams training in Arizona.

Broadcaster White won't return to booth in '12

Frank White, a Royals Hall of Fame member, will not be back as the team's television broadcast analyst next season. The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City announced on Friday that White, whose role in the TV booth grew to full-time status over the last three years, would not have his contract renewed.
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