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LUIS MENDOZA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals go with logical choice in Mendoza

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Fans of Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza finally breathed a sigh of relief after manager Ned Yost announced this week that Mendoza had won the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation. As one fan Tweeted, "Thank the baseball gods!" The spring battle for the fifth spot in the rotation has drawn that type of passion from the fan base mainly because many...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals option Lough, name Mendoza 5th Starter

by John Viril— The Royals have optioned outfielder David Lough to the minor leagues, released veteran OF Xavier Nady and RP George Sherrill and named Luis Mendoza the 5th starter. With these moves, the final shape of the 25-man roster becomes almost entirely resolved. By optioning Lough, who led all Royals hitters with a .455 batting average this spring, the team has clearly opted...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 10, White Sox 0

Luis Mendoza returned from Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to pitch four-hit ball over five innings, combining with four relievers on a five-hitter Sunday in the Kansas City Royals' 10-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Mendoza struck out four, walked one and lowered his spring training ERA to 0.82 in 11 innings. He threw 42 of 63 pitches for strikes. Mendoza is competing...
Via Fox Sports
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Mendoza helps Royals rout White Sox 10-0

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Luis Mendoza returned from Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to pitch four-hit ball over five innings, combining with four relievers on a five-hitter Sunday in the Kansas City Royals' 10-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Mendoza struck out four, walked one and lowered his spring training ERA to 0.82 in 11 innings. He threw 42 of 63 pitches for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mendoza's illness bumps Royals' other starters forward

Luis Mendoza has strep throat, which has led the Kansas City Royals to revise their rotation for the final two games of the series against the Chicago White Sox. Mendoza was scheduled to start Wednesday, but he has been scratched. "He was really sick," manager Ned Yost said Tuesday before the Royals dropped the series opener to Chicago, 3-2. "I sent him to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mendoza to miss next start for Royals

Kansas City right-hander Luis Mendoza has strep throat and will miss his next start, Wednesday against the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox. Royals manager Ned Yost said Mendoza came in Tuesday with strep throat and was sent to the doctor. Mendoza is 7-9 with a 4.50 ERA this season. The Royals' revamped rotation has left-hander Bruce Chen starting Wednesday and right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mendoza, clutch hitting lead Royals to win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Luis Mendoza pitched into the sixth inning and Kansas City's bullpen made a lead stand up, helping the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Thursday. Kansas City, which snapped a 12-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory Wednesday night, won consecutive games for the second time this season. The Indians, who were coming off a 7-2 road trip, fell to 2-6 at...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Mendoza searching for confidence early in '12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To fully appreciate the concern that goes through Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza's mind these days, you have to go back to 2010. During April of that year, Mendoza seemingly was having his last chance at a big-league career. Boston, San Diego and Texas already had given up on him. And here he was with Kansas City, having earned a spot in a shaky Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Luis Mendoza: A ruined post

Ah! The life of a baseball writer. After pouring over spring results and stats on a Saturday morning, the search was on for a glimmer of a post idea. The search led to Luis Mendoza of the Kansas City Royals. Wow! He's having a good spring! And this is after a strong Triple A campaign and two excellent starts in September with the big club. This was the story idea that was needed...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Luis Mendoza to start for Royals Sunday

Top prospect Luis Mendoza will start for the Kansas City Royals in their spring training opener on Sunday against the Texas Rangers. Mendoza led the Pacific Coast League with a 2.18 ERA last year. He is scheduled to work two innings, while right-handers Sean O'Sullivan, Vin Mazzaro and Nate Adcock are also scheduled to pitch. Manager Ned Yost said left-handers Bruce Chen, who...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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