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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday, a win dampened by an elbow injury to closer Joakim Soria.
Soria, a two-time AL All-Star, left in the fifth inning with soreness in his right elbow after retiring only one of the five batters he faced and yielding three runs. Soria, who missed the 2003 season after having Tommy John surgery, has an 18.90 ERA in three appearances, allowing seven runs on 10 hits, a walk and a hit batter in 3 1-3 innings.
Indians starter Josh Tomlin took the loss, giving up six runs on 10 hits in four innings. In his past three starts, Tomlin has allowed 24 hits and 17 runs in 10 innings.
Lorenzo Cain went 2 for 2, raising his spring average to .517 and scored two runs for Kansas City. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a pair runs for the Indians with a single in the fifth inning.
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Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will have his sore right elbow checked by Dr. Lewis Yokum in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Soria left Sunday's game after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt "really bad."
Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said Monday the team believes Soria has some damage in his area of his ulnar collateral...
Royals closer Joakim Soria left a spring training game on Sunday with a sore right elbow, a frustrating development for a player looking to rebound from a sub-par 2012. As of this writing, there is no word on whether the issue will cause Soria to miss any time to start the season. If Soria does miss time, it may not have that much of an impact on Kansas City because the team has...
Of course this happens the day I write about not losing faith in him.
According to Nick Camino of WTAM, Brantley was unexpectedly pulled from today’s Spring Training game against the Dodgers in the third inning.
Ryan Spilbourghs on deck. Not sure why? He is taking Michael Brantley’s spot in the lineup. #Indians
Just watched #Indians OF Michael Brantley leave Goodyear...
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria faces the possibility of a second Tommy John surgery, the team announced Monday.
Soria was taken out of Sunday's spring training game against the Cleveland Indians after retiring only one of five batters he faced and said after the outing that his elbow felt ''really bad.'' An MRI on Monday revealed Soria suffered damage...
Outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and four others were sent to the minor leagues by the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Carrera, right-hander Corey Kluber and infielder Juan Diaz were optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Catcher Michel Hernandez and right-hander Hector Ambriz, who missed the entire 2011 season recovering from elbow-ligament replacement surgery, were reassigned to the minor-league...
The Kansas City Royals optioned Clint Robinson, who hit .326 with 23 home runs and 100 RBIs last season for Omaha, to their Pacific Coast League Triple-A affiliate.
The 27-year-old became just the third player in Texas League history to win the Triple Crown with a .335 average, 29 homers and 98 RBIs in 2010.
The Royals also optioned outfielders David Lough, who hit .316 in 14 spring...
The Indians have placed oft-injured center fielder Grady Sizemore on the 60-day disabled list and finalized their roster for Opening Day.
Sizemore, who underwent back surgery last month, will not be eligible to come off the DL until June 3. He has been in Cleveland doing his rehab. General manager Chris Antonetti said the three-time All-Star has been working on his stability and...
As the world continues to be hyper about “what have you done for me lately,” fantasy baseball owners rejoice. It’s nice when your opponents look at 2011′s stats and think they are gospel because then guys who had bad years last year fall through the cracks. Even better if the guys between the cracks are in the form of hard throwing 200-K capable pitchers with great names...
Seen here are Kansas City Royals' teammates Everett Teaford (5-11, 155 pounds) and Tim Collins (5-7, 170 pounds) squeezing into fellow 'mate Jonathan Broxton's (6-4, 290 pounds) pants. This photo should end any and all debate on whether or not MLB players take Spring Training seriously.
SURPRISE, Ariz. The Milwaukee Brewers long admired Alcides Escobar's ability at shortstop, so much so that they parted with longtime starter J.J. Hardy to make room for the young prospect at the major league level. With just two big league seasons under his belt, Escobar was rewarded with a four-year contract extension this week.Unfortunately for the Brewers, he signed that...
The Royals were wise to lock up Alcides Escobar for the foreseeable future. Talented, young shortstops don’t grow on trees and Escobar will help the team through his own performance, or as a trade chip given his age and the team-friendly nature of the contract.
As Carson Cistulli analyzed on Friday, the Royals will pay the 25-year old shortstop $10.5 million over the next years...
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A profile of new Cavalier Donald Sloan from a few months back- “Those 38 games of “running the show” were enough to get Sloan invited to training camp to play for the...
Ubaldo Jimenez gave up six runs in less than four innings, including a long leadoff homer by Brandon Phillips, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday.
Phillips drove the fifth pitch of the game out of the ballpark and into the Arizona desert. The shot far beyond the left-field fence was tracked down by a youngster in a stretch of sand near a roadway.
Herbert Jude Score
Rookie of the Year 1955, 2 Time All-Star (1955-1956), Top 20 MVP (1956)
Best Season (1956...