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The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril—
The Kansas City Royals plugged their hole at second base by acquiring 39-year-old Jamey Carroll from the Twins. The Royals agreed to send cash or a player to be named later to Minnesota. The post-deadline deal fills the hole left by Miguel Tejada’s injury—which landed the surprisingly effective Tejada on the 15-day DL.
Carroll has struggled this season after enjoying the best year of his career last season in Minnesota. At age 38, Carroll put up a career-high 3.5 bWAR in 2012—mostly driven by excellent defense. This year, however, Carroll has hit a miserable .230/.284/.262. He pretty much looks like another version of Chris Getz. There is some hope that he might enjoy some late-season improvement. Carroll is a career .274 hitter with a .351 OBP. He knows how to take a walk. If a playoff chase can pull a little bit of the past out of him, Carroll can at least keep rallies going.
GM Dayton Moore will have to make a roster move to add Carroll. Primary candidates t...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Immediately after their 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, the Twins announced they're parting ways with veteran third baseman Jamey Carroll.
The team traded the 39-year-old to the Royals for a player to be named later or cash. Kansas City will be his seventh stop during a 12-year career.
Carroll appeared in 59 games this season and hit .230 with...
As part of a number of roster moves on Sunday, August 11, the Kansas City Royals have activated starting pitcher Wade Davis and catcher Salvador Perez while placing third/second baseman Miguel Tejada on the disabled list. The Royals made the announcement about Davis in a Sunday mid-day tweet.
Wade Davis returns to the active roster, Donnie Joseph optioned to Omaha. Miguel...
Kansas City Royals second baseman Mike Moustakas exited last
night’s win over the Miami Marlins after experiencing tightness in his left
calf, an injury that has the team considering him day to day, according to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com.
Moustakas was replaced by recently acquired infielder Jamey Carroll in the fifth inning after he suffered his calf ailment. The injury...
Wade Davis came off the family emergency leave list and pitched six solid innings, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Monday night.
The Royals won for the 17th time in 20 games, while the Marlins are 1-8 in their past nine.
Davis had not pitched since Aug. 2, returning to Florida to be with his family after the death of his stepbrother...
The Red Sox and Royals don’t have much of a rivalry. Don’t tell that to Alex Gordon or Billy Butler.
Gordon and Butler have both been extremely tough on Boston over the years, and after another successful series by the Royals sluggers, they’re really starting to pad their reputation as Red Sox killers.
Gordon led the charge Sunday as the Royals took down the Red Sox 4-3 in...
While they were expected to sell off some of their veteran players, the Minnesota Twins have been fairly quiet this summer. Slugger Josh Willingham was on the disabled list through the trade deadline, but he's now returned after recovering from his knee ailment. If he can prove healthy, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe believes Willingham is a candidate to be traded by the end...
MINNEAPOLIS -- After missing 69 games with a concussion, Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. He was activated prior to Mondays game against Cleveland at Target Field.
Ramirez last played May 25 and appeared in just 23 major league games this year prior to sustaining a concussion. The 27-year-old Ramirez batted .244 with five RBI and...
It’s kind of rare that I take to the blog about a player from another team getting DFA. The Royals have DFA C Brett Hayes. The Pirates should be interested. Depth at catcher is a problem since Michael McKenry went down. No one is talking much about it but this team is a Russell Martin…
This is what happens when two struggling teams with subpar pitching lock horns.
And though it came in 5-4 a loss, Oswaldo Arcia took full advantage of the circumstances Saturday in Chicago.
With a line-drive smack over the right center field wall at U.S. Cellular Field, the rookie left fielder became the first Twins player in 49 years to homer in four straight contests against...
The Kansas City Royals haven't had too much trouble with any opponent lately. That doesn't figure to change during a visit from the NL-worst Miami Marlins.
Wade Davis will try to lead the Royals to their 17th win in 20 games with another strong outing in Monday night's series opener.
Kansas City (61-54) has boosted its chances of ending a 28-year playoff drought with...
Kevin Correia pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer backed him with home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Sunday.
The Twins took three of four games in the series and have won nine of 12 against the White Sox this season.
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie hit solo home runs off Casey Fien in the White Sox ninth.
11:12 a.m.: Ryan Lavarnway will get the start behind the plate Sunday. He’ll bat eighth, while Will Middlebrooks will bat out of the No. 9 hole for the second straight game.
Check out Sunday’s complete lineups below.
Red Sox (71-48)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Daniel Nava, LF
Mike Napoli, 1B
Stephen Drew, SS
Ryan Lavarnway, C
Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and
the Minnesota Twins backed him with a pair of home runs to beat the
Cleveland Indians 3-0 Monday night.
When the Mets selected Mike Pelfrey with their ninth overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft, they were hoping the former Wichita State pitcher would soon become an ace at the top of their rotation for years to come. Fast forward to eight years later, he’s now a member of the Minnesota Twins. How did that happen? Let’s take a look.
The relationship between New York and Pelfrey got...