Found April 20, 2012 on Crown Crazed:
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers announced a trade this morning, sending pitcher Zach Miner to the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations. Miner, who was drafted in 2000 draft in the 4th round by the Atlanta Braves, broke into the Majors in 2006 with the Detroit Tigers and has a MLB record of 25-20 with a 4.24 ERA and a 1.457 WHIP in four season. Miner underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010, missing the entire season. In the off-season, Miner signed with the Royals and did not pitch in the majors in 2011 Zach had a 5.26 ERA between Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers in 2011. Royals fans know what's next: Zach Miner becomes a starter again in Detroit and destroys the Royals...

Greg Holland placed on 15-day disabled list with left rib stress reaction

One day after his latest in-game implosion, 2nd year reliever Greg Holland has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with "left rib stress reaction." At 0-2 with a blown save and a 11.37 ERA and a blown save in seven appearances, I cannot say I am sad to see Holland get some time off, in fact, this entire bullpen can take some time off, for all I'm concerned....

Kansas City looks forward to All-Star Game

Royals owner David Glass believes his young team will be in contention by the All-Star break, despite starting 3-9 and failing to win a home game yet this season. Glass said he has ''no concern'' that the Royals will turn things around. He spoke Thursday at a public appearance in Kansas City to promote the All-Star Game, which the Royals will host in July. Kansas...

Royals underestimate Joey Bats in loss

It had come to this in The Saga of Joey Bats: On a chilly April Friday in Kansas City, the visiting Toronto Blue Jays had somehow scratched their way back into a 2-2 tie with the Royals. In the top of the eighth, things got interesting. There were runners on second and third. No out. Royals reliever Greg Holland, a flame-throwing righty, was starting to labor against the Jays'...

Turn the seat warmers on

Coming off of an opening weekend trip at an even .500, the Kansas City Royals have not played up to par in the first homestand of the year.  It seems that the two biggest parts of baseball, hitting and pitching, have not been able to be in sync at Kauffman Stadium.  When they have scored runs the pitchers have given up more, and when the pitchers have given the team a great chance...

Royals drop 9th straight game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Colby Rasmus hit two home runs to help make Drew Hutchison a winner in his major league debut and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Kansas City Royals their ninth straight loss, 9-5 Saturday night. Edwin Encarnacion also homered and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays. Hutchison (1-0), who had never pitched above Double-A before Saturday, left after 99...

Blue Jays-Royals Preview

Behind a plethora of emerging talent, the Kansas City Royals were expected to take a step forward this season and possibly end a run of eight straight losing seasons. That may still happen, but they certainly aren't making it easy on themselves. Still seeking their first home win, the AL-worst Royals hope to end an overall seven-game losing streak overall night when they open...

Transaction Blog: Weber Up, Schlereth Down

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers purchased the contract of right-hander Thad Weber and optioned Daniel Schlereth to Toledo due to his struggles and the need for a long reliever in the bullpen.

Video: The Toronto Blue Jays made their first triple play in 33 years

The Toronto Blue Jays made their first triple play since Sept. 21, 1979. It happened in the third inning of the Blue Jays game against the Kansas City Royals Friday night.

Tigers salvage doubleheader split

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander didn't throw a perfect game or even a no-hitter Saturday, but against the hottest team in baseball, it might as well have been. The White Sox's Philip Humber might have thrown a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners, but the Mariners lineup doesn't quite equal that of the Texas Rangers, which Verlander said is the best in the American...

Series Spotlight: Rangers at Tigers (April 19-22)

I really wanted to write about the Braves and Diamondbacks series, which could be a major turning point in the National League. But over in the AL, there is a CLASH OF THE TITANS that begins today: the Rangers travel to Detroit to take on the Tigers in a rematch of the 2011 ALCS. Thusfar this season, the Rangers and Tigers are far and away the class of the American League. The teams...

Tigers 3, Rangers 2

Jim Leyland told Justin Verlander he had 20 more pitches, then the Detroit ace went out and made the most of his final inning. First, Verlander struck out Michael Young with a knee-buckling breaking ball. Nelson Cruz was next and he went down swinging - the bat slipping out of the Texas slugger's hands and sailing toward the coaching box near third base. Verlander made it through...

Tigers, Rangers rained out

Jim Leyland is as impressed with the Texas Rangers as he was during last year's playoffs. ''They're such a tremendously solid team in all areas - starting pitching, defense, bullpen, offense,'' the Detroit manager said Friday. ''They're a very good team, top to bottom. They have a lot of nice weapons, they have a lot of versatility. They're...

Rangers vs. Tigers: Here’s What I’m Watching

The Texas Rangers are in Detroit to take on the Tigers Thursday night to start a four game series that should be great baseball. We know the names, Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder…The Rangers and Tigers have shown to be the American League’s two best teams in this early portion of the season. Both teams have
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