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Royals agree to deal with Morales

By The Sports Network, 6 days 4 hours ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have found their replacement for Billy Butler, signing baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal for Morales is reportedly worth $17 million and is pending a physical. Morales split last season with the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners, who acquired him right before the non-waiver...

Hochevar returns to Royals on two-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 week 6 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have re-signed right-hander Luke Hochevar to a two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season. Although financial terms were not released, CBSSports.com reported the pact to be worth $10 million on Wednesday. After spending the majority of his career as a starter, Hochevar transitioned to the bullpen for...

Royals ship Crow to Miami

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have traded reliever Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins for a pair of minor league pitchers. The move comes on the heels of the Royals re-signing right-handed reliever Jason Frasor to a one-year deal. Crow was lost in the shuffle of Kansas City's tremendous bullpen a year ago, but still appeared in 67 games and went 6-1 with a 4....

Royals agree to 1-year deal with Frasor

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have signed reliever Jason Frasor to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2016. Frasor will reportedly earn a base salary of $1.25 million in 2015 with a $2 million option for the 2016 campaign. There is also a $500,000 buyout in the pact. The 37-year-old Frasor came to the Royals in a mid-July trade from Texas and...

OF Willingham announces retirement

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Free agent outfielder Josh Willingham has chosen to retire after 11 major league seasons. ESPN.com first reported the news on Monday. Willingham's wife, Ginger, later confirmed her husband's decision on her Twitter account. Willingham established career bests of 35 home runs and 110 RBI with the Minnesota Twins in 2012, but has struggled at the plate the last two...

Butler officially signs with A's

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 4 hours ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Designated hitter Billy Butler signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not released, but reports on Tuesday had the deal worth $30 million. The 28-year-old hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBI over 151 games last season with the AL champion Kansas City Royals, who declined a club option on...

Royals sign Ryan Roberts

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 5 days ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have signed infielder Ryan Roberts to a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training.Roberts, 34, appeared in eight games last season for the Boston Red Sox, but managed just two hits in 22 at-bats. However, he did hit .277 with seven homers, 32 RBI and a .337 on-base percentage in 72 games for Triple-A Pawtucket.A...

Royals make qualifying offer to Shields

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals tendered starting pitcher James Shields a qualifying offer on Monday.Shields has until Monday, Nov. 10 to accept the offer or become a free agent. If Shields decides to accept, he would receive a one-year deal worth $15.3 million. However, if he declines the offer, the Royals would receive draft-pick compensation if he signs somewhere...

Royals pick up option on Davis

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals ensured they'll have all three main members of their dominant bullpen under contract for next season by exercising their 2015 team option on Wade Davis.Davis, who will earn $7 million next season, is coming off a sensational 2014 campaign in which the hard-throwing righty led all major league relievers with a 1.00 ERA and struck out 109...

Royals decline option on Butler

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have declined the option on the contract of Billy Butler, making the designated hitter a free agent.Butler has spent his entire eight-year career with the Royals and went through the difficult times with the club before this season's surprising run to the American League pennant. He was 11-for-42 in the postseason, which ended with a...