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Kansas City Royals
Royals news is slow this time of year, but a few things happened last week.
The World Baseball Classic announced provisional rosters and nine Royals will be a part of the Classic. Players include left-handed pitchers Bruce Chen (China) and Tim Collins (USA), right-handed pitchers Kelvin Herrera (Dominican Republic), Luis Mendoza (Mexico), J.C. Sulbaran (The Netherlands), catcher Salvador Perez (Venezuela), infielders Irving Falu (Puerto Rico) and Miguel Tejada (Dominican Republic) and outfielder Paulo Orlando (Brazil). The Classic will be held March 2-19, during Major League Spring Training.
While the WBC is a way to promote baseball internationally, I’m sure it makes some Major League managers and teams nervous. There’s a chance of injury during the WBC and fringe players like Mendoza, Falu and Tejada have less time with the Royals to make the roster. Players from eliminated teams will come back to Spring Training, but it could affect a player’s performance this spring and their r...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. No one knows you better than family.
At least that was Royals first baseman Eric Hosmers philosophy this off-season as he made preparations to come back better than ever in 2013.
After a dismal season in 2012 in which Hosmer hit just .232 with 14 homers and 60 RBIs, Hosmer went back to his Florida home and worked out with his older brother, Mike Jr.
The Kansas City Royals on Friday claimed A’s catcher George Kottaras off waviers.
The team DFA’ed Kottaras after it acquired catcher John Jaso from the Mariners last week. Prior to the Jaso trade, the A’s and Kottaras agreed to a one-year deal.
Kottaras batted .212 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 27 games with the A’s last season after coming over in a July trade with the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals today have claimed catcher George Kottaras on Outright Waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To create room on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment.
The 29-year-old Kottaras has played for the Red Sox (2008-09), Brewers (2010-12) and Athletics (2012), batting .220 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 249 Major...
The Kansas City Royals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland A's on Friday. Kottaras had signed a one-year, $1 million contract this month with Oakland to avoid arbitration. The Royals will be bound to that salary in 2013. After the A's landed catcher John Jaso from Seattle in a trade last week, the 29-year-old Kottaras was designated for assignment...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Friday and designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment.
The 29-year-old Kottaras will compete for a backup job behind Salvador Perez in Kansas City.
Kottaras hit .220 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs in 249 career games with the Red Sox, Brewers and Athletics. He was acquired...
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 25, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals today have claimed catcher George Kottaras on Outright Waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To create room on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment.
The 29-year-old Kottaras (kuh-tar-us) has played for the Red Sox (2008-09), Brewers (2010-12) and Athletics (2012), batting .220...