Brewers re-sign Jeffress to Minors deal

MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers have signed Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league deal. The Brewers originally drafted Jeffress in the first round of the 2006 draft, 16th overall. In December 2010, the Brewers sent him to the Royals along with Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, and Jake Odorizzi to acquire Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt. In November 2012, the Blue...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag

#RoyalsFreeOut - We all know about the troubling number of double plays the Royals have hit into but they've given away plenty of other outs.  Checkout more in Flanny's Five via FoxSportsKC  Duffman - We have went up and down and around with Duffy's development but if the past two appearances are an indication then he will likely stay in the bullpen until Chen pitches...
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UPDATED: Royals Injury Updates: Lorenzo Cain placed on 15-day DL, Bruce Chen starts Saturday

The Kansas City Royals won an 11-inning affair with the Houston Astros last night and they'll go for the sweep this evening when ace James Shields (0-2) takes on Houston's ace, Scott Feldman (2-0).  The start was supposed to go to Bruce Chen but an injury has forced the Royals to make adjustments to the staff.Bruce ChenChen was scheduled to start tonight but due to a...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City's Cain to DL with groin strain

HOUSTON -- Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Cain was injured trying to beat a throw to first base in the ninth inning on Wednesday night. He is hitting .333 with five RBIs and two stolen bases in 12 games this season. Manager Ned Yost says Cain is: "still sore in his leg so ... we'll give him time to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' bats hit the snooze button in blowout loss to Twins

Yep, it would be easy to blame the shabby outing from No. 5 starter Bruce Chen, and the subsequent shaky effort from the Royals' bullpen. But the truth is, the Royals' pitiful offense once again let them down. The Royals justifiably can point to their early-season offensive struggles after having faced studs such as Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Matt Moore and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pounded by Twins 10-1 as offense continues to struggle

So, this was the time that the Royals were supposed to take off, playing nine games against the lowly Minnesota Twins and even lowlier Houston Astros over the next 10 days. Oops. The Royals did not exactly get off to a flying start, getting drilled by the Twins and their youthful and shaky starter Kyle Gibson by a score of 10-1. 3 UP Learn from Omar Infante, guys. Omar Infante, back...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Shortstop: Berroa, Betancourt or Escobar?

The Royals have just begun their fourth season of the post-Zack Greinke era. The pieces Kansas City received in return were Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress. Escobar was seen as that centerpiece in the middle infield who could finally anchor down a position that had seen a variety of players during […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 7, 2012

2012: The Royals built a 5-0 lead and then held on for a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Kansas City struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning against Angels starter Dan Haren. With one out, singles by Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, and Billy Butler loaded the bases. Jeff Francoeur followed with another single to drive in two runs. ...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes are abundant in Royals' 4-3 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Mr. Clutch, Sal Perez, picked up right where he left off last year, coming through when the Royals needed him. Perez's RBI double with two out in the bottom of the eighth put the Royals ahead for good at 4-3 as the Royals evened their mark at 2-2. And no, we have no idea why the White Sox pitched to Perez with first base open and the hitless Mike Moustakas...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting Players in a Chance to Succeed. Not Fail!

By Walker    Ok. So here comes a little annoyed analysis. As a manager it is your job to know your players and know how to optimize their talents to benefit the team to its fullest. Coming out of Spring Training is a time of year you should be able to execute flawlessly. You have had time to practice it and implement it throughout the month.  That being said when you lead off...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' secret to success? Just score four runs, baby

Perhaps the most amazing statistic from last year's Royals team was the one detailing their record when they scored at least four runs. All the Royals had to do was get to four runs last year and they were an astonishing 64-13, which tells you just how good their defense and pitching were. Think of that some more: 64-13 when scoring just four runs. And consider the league average...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals’ Underachievers Are Key to 2014 Success

The Kansas City Royals found themselves playing meaningful baseball games in September of the 2013 season.  If they plan to build on that success and find their way to the playoffs, four players will need to step out of the shadow of doubt this season. The team’s designated hitter, Billy Butler, regressed in 2013.  One of their prized prospects, Mike Moustakas, has yet to realize...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Royals are 1981 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was an instant success story as a young child.  He was quickly recognized as an incredible talent with huge potential as a member of The Jacksons/Jackson 5 in the early 1970's.  He experienced some success from the get-go, but there was still uncertainty about his solo career.  Would he outgrow his voice when hormones got involved?  Would he be as successful...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals agree with 10 players on one-year contracts

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals have agreed to terms with 10 players not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts, including outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson. Kansas City also agreed Thursday to deals with left-handers Francisley Bueno, Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph and John Lamb; right-handers Yordano Ventura and Michael Mariot; and infielders Pedro Ciriaco and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals hope Cain can remain healthy in 2014

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press One label an athlete never wants is ''injury prone.'' Lorenzo Cain has been pigeonholed with that marker ever since arriving in Kansas City. The speedy outfielder has been limited the past two seasons by various injuries, most of them sustained while making spectacular catches against the outfield wall. But if...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Dyson not conceding the CF job to Cain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jarrod Dyson isn't conceding the Royals' starting job in center field, even if it means taking it from his good friend and teammate, Lorenzo Cain. "Hey, I got to eat, too," Dyson says, smiling. "... I don't make the decisions. But I'm trying to take an everyday job. That's my goal. If I don't, I'll play my role, whatever...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain has a Gold Glove and more offense in his sights, but first he must stay healthy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Before fans even say hello to Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, they always seem to have one thing to say to him first. "You have no idea how many times I've had people come up to me and say, 'We need you to stay healthy,'" Cain says. "But hey, it's understandable." No one is more frustrated with Cain's history of injuries...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals get ready for the 2014 season

It’s not until mid February before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. But the Royals are working to improve their 86-76 season and make a run at the American League Central for their first playoff berth since 1985. And since the end of the regular season, they’ve been busy. As a testament of their successful 2013 season, left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

DEE-fense! DEE-fense! Five Royals are Gold Glove finalists

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just in case you needed any more confirmation that defense played a huge role in the Royals getting to 86 wins in 2013: Five Royals are finalists for the annual Rawlings Gold Glove award. Rawlings made the announcement Friday morning that shortstop Alcides Escobar, left fielder Alex Gordon, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, catcher Salvador Perez and first baseman...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals activate Lorenzo Cain from the DL

The Kansas City Royals got some additional help yesterday in the form of Lorenzo Cain.  The surprising Royals will likely not be finishing the season with a postseason performance, but they certainly could finish above .500 for just the second time since 1993.  Cain has been activated from the DL and could help the club accomplish that goal. #Royals activate OF Lorenzo Cain...
Via MLB Injury News
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Cain takes extensive BP, reports no pain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, recovering from a strained oblique muscle, on Tuesday took the most extensive batting-practice session yet since his injury, and he reported no discomfort. Cain wouldn't say when the Royals may let him come off the disabled list but he did reiterate that he feels he is at the day-to-day stage. Royals manager Ned Yost,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain still battling pain in recovery from strained oblique

Don’t look for outfielder Lorenzo Cain to return any time soon to the Royals’ lineup as he battles to recover from a strained left oblique muscle. “The report is he’s feeling better” manager Ned Yost said “but he’s still feeling some pain when he coughs or sneezes. So it’s still there.” Cain received a cortisone shot last Wednesday and remained in Kansas City...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals resurgence Runs out of Steam

by John Viril--- The Kansas City Royals second half run has hit a huge pothole. Kansas City has now lost their 3rd consecutive game. While their post All-Star record is still an excellent 19-7, they have clearly lost their momentum.  While the bullpen contributed to the team's decline by losing a 0-0 10 inning game and blowing a 2-1 lead against the Marlins, but the primary...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Injuries end the Royals Roll?

John Viril— The Kansas City Royals are playing their best baseball in more than a decade. The Royals are 19-5 since the All-Star break. They have won seven consecutive series and are poised to make it eight by taking the first game of a three game set against the N.L.’s worst team (Miami). Overall, Kansas City is 62-54 and second to Detroit by 6.5 games in the A.L. Central. They...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' defense might be best in the league

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Defense may be the most unappreciated aspect of baseball. Just don't tell Royals pitchers that. "One of the main reasons we've been as good as we have been," ace James Shields says, "is our defense. Those guys have been phenomenal. "It's not unappreciated to us." Sure, there have been some Royals hiccups in the field of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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