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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Sean O'Sullivan threw five hitless innings and Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 Friday night.
O'Sullivan, who had allowed nine hits and four runs in four innings in his previous two outings in relief, retired his first 14 batters before walking Alexei Ramirez in the fifth. That was the only base runner for O'Sullivan.
Gordon, who agreed to a four-year 37.5 million contract before the game, went 2 for 2 with an opposite-field homer off left-hander Eric Stults in the second inning.
Eric Hosmer drove in two runs with a fifth-inning single, increasing his RBI total to a Cactus League-leading 28.
The White Sox scored two unearned runs in the sixth off rookie reliever Kelvin Herrera after a Hosmer throwing error.
Stults took the loss, giving up three runs and five hits and a walk in four innings.
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Alex Gordon went from a bust to busting the bank.
Gordon, who had a breakout 2011 season after a mediocre first four years in the majors, agreed to a $37.5 million, four-year deal that includes a player option for 2016 to remain with the Kansas City Royals.
The team had been working on a long-term deal with Gordon for several months. It was finally announced Friday, one week before...
With the news that Joakim Soria will be out for the season with Tommy John Surgery, the Royals need to look for another option at closer. Automatically Jonathan Broxton comes to mind to a lot of people because of his prior closing experience*, but let’s take a look at some other options that the Royals will have in the bullpen and on the 40 man roster.
* I said at the time that...
Word broke late Friday afternoon that the Royals and 28-year-old left fielder Alex Gordon reached a contract extension. The skinny on the contract is that it’s a four-year deal worth $37.5 million, with a player option for 2016 that can bring the total value to $50 million even. The contract buys out two years of team control and an additional two of free agency, and breaks down...
I attended the Futures Game at Kauffman stadium last year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the prospects that earned a #1 ranking for the Kansas City Royals by Baseball America.
Photo Courtesy of Minda Haas
Let me tell you, from that one exhibition, I came away with a new twist on an old phrase:
“I have seen the future, and it is Mike Montgomery.”
On that April 4 afternoon, all...
The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a four-year contract extension Friday.The deal is worth $37.5 million that includes a player option for 2016.Gordon will make $6 million this season, $9 million next season, $10 million in 2014 and $12.5 million in 2015.The 28-year-old hit .303 with 23 home runs and 87 RBIs last season. He also won his first Gold Glove and set...
Sean O'Sullivan threw five hitless innings and Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 Friday night.
O'Sullivan, who had allowed nine hits and four runs in four innings in his previous two outings in relief, retired his first 14 batters before walking Alexei Ramirez in the fifth. That was the only base runner for O'...
It looks like the Kansas City Royals are close to deciding on their new closer. Since Joakim Soria went down with an elbow injury they’ve been debating between the experienced Jonathan Broxton and young, up and coming Greg Holland. Jon Heyman tweeted this afternoon that Broxton looks to be the front runner.
@JonHeymanCBS: The #royals are leaning toward jonathan broxton as their...
It’s been an interesting major league career for Alex Gordon. The player proclaimed as the next George Brett, a can’t miss prospect, almost became the next Clint Hurdle, the Royals late 70′s can’t miss prospect who did miss.
It started out so well. After a stellar collegiate career at the University of Nebraska, the Royals selected Gordon as the second overall pick of the...
A cannon of an arm from right field, electric power from the right side of the plate, and a veteran leader in the clubhouse, Kansas City Royals right fielder, Jeff Franceour, is without a doubt a huge component for the Royals in 2012. Coming off of a couple of less than average years, the Royals took a chance on Franceour last season. A chance that seemed to pay off for both...
Naturals Announce Preliminary 2012 Roster
14 players return from last year’s playoff team
SURPRISE, AZ – As the Northwest Arkansas Naturals prepare to break camp in Arizona in the coming days, the Naturals announce a preliminary roster as spring training draws to a close.
The roster includes 14 players who contributed to the Naturals’ playoff run in 2011. Joining those Double...
Most people consider Ozzie Guillen to be an annoying loudmouth. Apparently many players view him the same way.
During a radio interview on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly referred to the Marlins manager as “this little s***.”
Patrick asked Mattingly if there was any manager he wanted to physically confront.
“No, not at all,” Mattingly...
National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere gives us the latest on the White Sox. We talk Jacob Petricka, Nester Molina and more. For Piliere's prediction on the White Sox in 2012, tune in. The latest news from spring training is all right here:
No need to set the scene for this one.Dan Patrick sets it up nicely and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly knocks it out the park. Via Busted Coverage
The Chicago White Sox have signed Conor Jackson to a minor league deal, Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribute reports. Jackson had signed a minor league deal with the Rangers earlier this offseason where he hit .091 in 33 at-bats (3 hits) while striking out 5 times this Spring.
Last season, Jackson started the season off with the A's before he was traded to the Red Sox at the...