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Royals Players Position Prediction

Ed Zurga/Getty Images This is my prediction for the starting and bench players for the Royals this upcoming season barring any injuries or acquisitions.   C- Salvador Perez 1B- Eric Hosmer 2B- Omar Infante SS- Alcides Escobar 3B- Mike Moustakas LF- Alex Gordon CF- Lorenzo Cain RF- Norichika Aoki DH- Billy Butler   I’m pretty confident that there won’t be any surprises with...
Via TopSportsReport
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hayes, Royals agree to $630,000, 1-year contract

Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. The 29-year-old hit .278 with three doubles and a home run in five games for the Royals last year and made $600,000. He batted .233 with 17 homers and 44 RBIs in 78 games for Triple-A Omaha. Kansas City claimed Hayes off waivers from the Miami Marlins in November...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Brett Hayes Avoid Arbitration

The Royals have announced via press release that they have avoided arbitration with catcher Brett Hayes by agreeing to a one-year deal. Hayes is a client of TWC Sports. Hayes, 30 next month, batted .278/.278/.611 with a homer in 18 plate appearances for the Royals in 2013. The longtime Marlin batted .233/.279/.480 in 298 plate appearances for the Royals' Triple-A club last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hayes and Royals agree to one-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. The 29-year-old hit .278 with three doubles and a home run in five games for the Royals last year and made $600,000. He batted .233 with 17 homers and 44 RBIs in 78 games for Triple-A Omaha. Kansas City claimed Hayes off waivers from the Miami Marlins...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals add to backup catcher competition with Hernandez signing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals added to the competition for the backup spot behind starting catcher Salvador Perez with the signing Tuesday of veteran Ramon Hernandez. Hernandez, 37, was signed to a minor-league deal but likely will be offered a spring-training invite. The club has not yet announced all of its non-roster invites. The Royals have two other catchers on their 40-man...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals, George Kottaras, and Cash

Back in March, I wrote about the alleged spring training positional battle story for the Royals’ backup catcher spot between George Kottaras. For all of Kottaras’ defensive liabilities, it was pretty clear he was going to be the choice to be Salvador Perez‘ caddy in 2013 since he had a clearly superior bat to Hayes that overcame his defensive issues. As a left-handed hitter...
Via Fangraphs
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals add and subtract players to their 40-man roster

With pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training February 14, the Royals made several moves to fill out their 40-man roster. Last week, the Royals signed minor league catcher Francisco Pena to a Major League contract. Pena is the son of former Royals manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royal Tony Pena Jr. Pena, 24, spent the last seven years in the Mets farm system....
Via i70baseball
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Final At bats for The Kansas City Royals and a Wrap-up of the Second Half

  The Kansas City Royals finished their season on Sunday with a 4-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Bruce Chen pitched excellently, going 6.2 innings and allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits. Salvador Perez hit a 2-run homerun in the 4th inning. Even though that was all the runs The Royals needed, Brett Hayes hit another 2-run homerun in the 7th inning for good measure. The Royals had...
Via i70baseball
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Homers by Perez, Hayes help Royals close season with 4-1 victory over White Sox

Put it in the books. The Royals closed their best season in 24 years Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. All-Star catcher Salvy Perez drew a first career start at first base — and OK that’s going to take some work — but one reason the Royals put him there is to seek additional ways to keep his bat in the lineup. That bat...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals September call-ups playing a different role this season

From September 1 to the end of the season, Major League Baseball allows teams to expand their rosters from 25 to a maximum of 40 players. Teams call up players from the minors to give them major league playing time, or to add depth for a team’s potential playoff run. For many years, the Royals were out of the playoff hunt by September. So to make games somewhat interesting, the...
Via i70baseball
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals DFA Brett Hayes

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…
Via This Is Getting Old
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss
ALL TANNEN EVERYTHING

Son of Biff from BTTF an emerging HS star pitcher

Tommy Wilson, the son of the actor who played “Biff” in the “Back to the Future” movies, is emerging as a pitcher for a high school in Los Angeles. Wilson is a junior pitcher for Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) High School, and he threw five scoreless innings during a wild-card playoff game against Riverside North on Tuesday. The youngster struck out eight in the Knights’...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kottaras wins final spot, Roster now Set

by John Viril— Royals manager Ned Yost declared George Kottaras the winner of the backup catcher job Friday. This decision completes the Royals 25-man roster for the season-opener on Monday, April 1. The 29-year-old Kottaras won the job over Brett Hayes, who cleared waivers and accepted assignment to AAA Omaha. Yost told KCRoyals.com that Kottaras won the job in large part due...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of a Lame Spring Training Position Battle Story

Would it be too hack-tastic to use the experience of the spring season as a figure for the annual rebirth of baseball in Spring Training? Yes. So I won’t. Indeed, I suspect at this point Spring Training feels for others like it does for me: not an exciting time of newness, but as a never-ending sea of pointlessness that makes one ashamed for ever having enjoyed it at all. (I would...
Via Fangraphs
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Hayes gets 4 hits, Royals beat Mariners 9-6

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners 9-6 Tuesday behind Brett Hayes' four hits. Hayes tripled and drove in two runs.The Royals had 18 hits, including seven doubles. Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Miguel Tejada added two hits for Kansas City. The Mariners took a 4-1 lead before...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 11, Mariners 6

The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners 9-6 Tuesday behind Brett Hayes' four hits. Hayes tripled and drove in two runs.The Royals had 18 hits, including seven doubles. Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Miguel Tejada added two hits for Kansas City. The Mariners took a 4-1 lead before a six-run seventh...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 13, Giants 2

Yordano Ventura chanced upon his first start and made the most of it. Ventura pitched three hitless innings, Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 13-2 Saturday. Billy Butler and David Lough each added three hits. The Royals finished with 20 hits, including nine in 1 2-3 innings against Giants starter...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 3, Reds 2

Ervin Santana's first appearance with the Kansas City Royals couldn't have gone much better. That could have been deduced from the smile on his face. After arriving from the Los Angeles Angels in a November trade, Santana finally got on the mound Friday with his new team. He wound up pitching two scoreless innings, wiggling out of a jam in the second, as the Royals beat...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Santana makes Royals debut in 3-2 win over Reds

Ervin Santana pitched a pair of scoreless innings in his Royals debut, and Brett Hayes' eighth-inning homer helped Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Chris Getz also homered for the Royals, who improved to 7-0-1 and remain the only team without a spring training loss. Salvador Perez drove in a run and also threw out two base runners. Mat Latos...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals claim RHP Moscoso, C Hayes off waivers

The Royals claimed off waivers right-hander Guillermo Moscoso from the Rockies and catcher Brett Hayes from the Marlins during a series of moves Friday. Kansas City also lost right-hander Blake Wood to a claim by the Cleveland Indians. Moscoso was 3-2 with a 6.12 ERA for Colorado, but was 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA while starting 21 of 23 games two years ago in Oakland. Hayes hit .202...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals Announce Series Of Roster Moves

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 2, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals today announced several 40-man Major League roster moves.  Following the moves, the Royals now have 40 players on the club’s 40-man roster. The club has reinstated left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy and right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino from the 60-day Disabled List.  Both pitchers underwent ulnar collateral ligament...
Via i70baseball
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss
BETTER HALVES

Marlins wives steal show on 'The Franchise'

It takes a lot to steal the spotlight away from Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, but Elly Hayes, Brooke Buck, Heidi Johnson and Jamie Buehrle did just that in The Franchise. Brooke, wife of Miami Marlins catcher John Buck, Heidi, wife of pitcher Josh Johnson, Elizabeth, wife of catcher Brett Hayes, and Jamie, wife of starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, took a fishing trip recently and,...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Loses By A Touchdown

The Miami Marlins fell to the San Francisco Giants 14-7 in a wild game on Thursday.   In what looked more like a 49ers and Dolphins game, the teams exchanged big innings with San Francisco ultimately coming out on top.   It was the second consecutive loss for the Marlins, something they hadn’t done since the end of April.   Miami still holds the best record in MLB for May...
Via MarlinsBaseball.com
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Ugly Loss in Atlanta

Thursday’s 7-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves was one of the more lopsided losses of the season thus far for the Miami Marlins.   Miami was down from the start and unable to get anything going against Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy.    The loss moved the Marlins back to two games over .500 and slips the team into fourth place in the National League East. Ricky Nolasco fell to...
Via MarlinsBaseball.com
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Hayes saw gunman after shooting

Miami Marlins catcher Brett Hayes found himself caught in a turnpike traffic jam after a gunman shot and wounded two South Florida law enforcement officers. And the gunman walked past Hayes' car. Hayes said he and his wife were en route to a birthday party during the Marlins' off day Thursday when a traffic snarl in Hollywood left them barely moving. Hayes then spotted...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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