Found May 24, 2012 on i70baseball:
Naturals Roster Moves Betancourt to begin rehab assignment SPRINGDALE, AR – The Naturals’ parent club, the Kansas City Royals announced several transactions on Thursday affecting the Northwest Arkansas roster infielder Yuniesky Betancourt will begin his rehab assignment with the Naturals today.  Left-hander Andrew Dobies was reinstated from the seven-day disabled list and released.  Left-handed reliever Jon Keck was transferred from Class-A Advanced Wilmington to Northwest Arkansas. Betancourt last appeared in a game for the Royals on May 1 against Detroit.  In 15 games this season, Betancourt has posted a .280 batting average with one home run and three RBI. Yuniesky was resigned by the Royals as a free agent on December 20, 2011.  He has appeared in the major leagues with the Royals, Seattle Mariners, and Milwaukee Brewers in his eight major league seasons.  Betancourt is a career .269 hitter in the major leagues over 977 career games. Dobies had appeared in two games for the Nat...

Will Smith to make Major League Debut for Royals in New York

I'm going to leave the "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" jokes to anyone else who wants them... For now...Tonight in New York, Kansas City Royals' 6 foot 5 inch lefty is slated to make his Major League Baseball debut, starting for the Royals in New York against the Yankees.In 2012, the 22-year old Will Smith, is 1-3 with a 4...

Wil Myers on the move

With Wil Myers, the prize prospect of the Kansas City Royals organization, much-anticipated promotion to Omaha last week, conversations began swirling about his future with the franchise. An injury-plagued scuffle at Northwest Arkansas last season knocked Myers a bit off schedule. Instead of starting the season at Triple-A, he returned to Double-A to prove himself. Prove himself...

Colon drawing comparisons to Jeter

Now, this is the Christian Colon the Royals envisioned when they drafted him with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 draft. After a slow start, Colon has heated up in the month of May and raised his average to .312 with a .370 on-base percentage for the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Colon has three homers, 15 RBIs and eight stolen bases. That's a significant improvement...

Humberto Quintero falls in batter's box during at-bat (Video)

Kansas City Royals catcher Humberto Quintero lost his footing and fell to the ground during his at-bat in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's against the New York Yankees. Your browser does not support iframes. Quintero's right foot slipped and he fell down in the batter's box just as he hit a foul ball . The bottom of Quintero's cleats were covered with...

“Our Time” to the trash can

The Kansas City Royals failed at their pre-season pitch to their hometown faithful of the fact that this is truly the time the Royals will start winning.  Along with the rest of the fans around the midwest I drank the Kool-Aid and believed that this could be our year.  Now that being said this team is still going to win ballgames this season and at times will show glimpses of what...

Smith's debut is over in a New York minute

Left-hander Will Smith was a pedestrian 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA in nine starts for Class AAA Omaha this season before the Royals purchased his contract Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Royals thrust him into the rotation on baseball's biggest stage -- Yankee Stadium -- against a star-studded, veteran lineup. Smith, 22, was not quite ready for his Broadway debut, giving up three runs...

Wilmington Blue Rocks Sweep Away Potomac Nationals; Complete 5-1 Homestand

About 2 weeks ago, Wilmington Blue Rocks manager Vance Wilson implied his team to start hitting more to pick up the good efforts the pitchers were offering. After seeing the Rocks complete the sweep of the Potomac Nationals (Washington) in a mid morning school kid's special (the game started at 11:05am) its safe to say the team is playing at a high level in all facets of the...

OPS Fantasy Leagues: Build Me Up Butlercup

Billy Butler (and his milkshake) brings all the balls to go yard. This year, for the first time in his career, he’s hit his eighth home run before June. Butler has been a perennial candidate to experience a spike in homers because he consistently ranks among the league leaders in hitting doubles, with at least 44 in each of the last three years. Unfortunately, those doubles have...

Royals catcher Humberto Quintero falls down during at-bat (Video)

There are few moments in sports more embarrassing than falling down when you didn't mean to. Check out this clip from last night's Royals/Yankees game as Kansas City catcher Humberto Quintero accidentally falls down at the plate during the fourth inning: Your browser does not support iframes.iframe>

Yankees give Royals rookie Smith a rude welcome to majors

Left-hander Will Smith was a pedestrian 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA in nine starts for Class AAA Omaha this season before the Kansas City Royals purchased his contract Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Royals thrust him into the rotation on baseball's biggest stage -- Yankee Stadium -- against a star-studded, veteran lineup. Smith, 22, was not quite ready for his Broadway debut, giving...

Will Smith gets a Royal welcome at Yankee Stadium

Will Smith, one of the Royals pitching prospects, didn’t show his potential in Wednesday night’s 8-3 loss to the New York Yankees. Smith pitched three and a third innings, giving up six hits and five runs, all earned, with three of the runs home runs. He struck out one and walked one. Smith left the game with a glittering 13.50 ERA and got the loss. After Smith faced 16 batters...

GIFcap: Humberto Quintero swings at pitch that almost hits him, falls over

Andy Pettite makes people do amazing things, apparently

Paulino Solid in a Shaky Rotation

Felipe Paulino has pitched 150 innings as a member of the Kansas City Royals. In that time, his record is just 6-7, but he has compiled a 3.66 ERA with 148 strikeouts in 24 starts and one relief appearance. By Royals' standards, and even major league standards, his ERA and other pitching statistics are impressive considering the American League is known for its hitting...

Yankees power past Royals 8-3

Alex Rodriguez gave Will Smith a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night, hitting two homers off the rookie to back another strong start for Andy Pettitte and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-3.
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