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Royals release Furcal

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals released veteran infielder Rafael Furcal on Tuesday. Furcal signed a minor league deal with the club on March 16. The 37-year-old appeared in just nine games for the Marlins last year. He missed all of the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Furcal, a three-time All-Star, hit .264 with the St. Louis Cardinals in...

2015 PREVIEW AL CENTRAL: Detroit has a giant bull's-eye on its back

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The one team that you probably can't make a case for is the Minnesota Twins. But rest assured Twins fans, there is a lot of talent coming. It just won't be this year. CHICAGO WHITE SOX (2014 Finish: 73-89, Fourth in AL Central) No team in the American League changed themselves more than the Chicago White Sox. And we are not talking about the fact that the roster won't include Paul...

Recap: Kansas City vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Hosmer hit a two-run home run to lead the Kansas City Royals in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in spring training action on Friday. Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas each drove in a run and scored once for the Royals. Yordano Ventura went seven innings and gave up just two walks while striking out four. Tyler Smith drove...

Recap: Kansas City vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Yordano Ventura turned in three scoreless innings and Lorenzo Cain knocked in two runs in a Kansas City Royals' split squad's 4-3 spring-training win over the San Diego Padres. Ventura struck out three and scattered four hits and a walk over his stint. Cain finished 2-for-3 on the day, while Gabriel Noriega finished with two hits and scored twice in the...

Chris Young inks one-year deal with Royals

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals have added another experienced arm to their starting rotation mix, signing veteran Chris Young to a one-year contract Saturday. Young joins the defending American League champions off a tremendous bounce- back season with the Seattle Mariners, in which the 35-year-old matched a career high with 12 wins and posted a 3.65 ERA over 29...

Recap: Texas vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run to lead the Kansas City Royals in a 13-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in Cactus League play on Wednesday. Alex Rios hit a solo home run and drove in three while Kendrys Morales also hit a solo home run for the Royals. Aaron Brooks allowed a run on two hits over two innings of work. Ryan Ludwick hit a solo home run...

Kansas City Royals 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Kansas City Royals awoke from a 29-year playoff slumber in 2014 and became baseball’s darlings during a postseason run that started with a record eight consecutive wins and ended one shy of a World Series title. Ace and clubhouse leader James Shields moved on, and the Royals let designated hitter Billy Butler walk, but a still-young core of players — including first baseman Eric...

Ventura among 8 players signed by Royals

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals agreed to contracts for the 2015 season with Yordano Ventura and seven other players on Tuesday. Ventura, 23, was 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 30 starts and one relief appearance as a rookie with the Royals in 2014. He made four postseason starts, earning the win in Game 6 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. ...

Royals, Hosmer avoid arbitration with 2-year deal

By The Sports Network, 2 months 6 days ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals and first baseman Eric Hosmer avoided arbitration on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a two-year contract. The deal is worth $13.9 million, according to MLB.com. Hosmer, 25, batted .270 with nine home runs, 35 doubles and 58 RBI in 131 games for the Royals last season. He had a tremendous postseason, hitting .351 with a .983 OPS...

Holland, Royals strike deal

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals and closer Greg Holland avoided arbitration on Friday, agreeing to terms on a contract for the 2015 season. The deal is worth $8.25 million, according to MLB.com. Holland, 29, earned the first Mariano Rivera Award as the American League's top reliever after saving 46 games for the Royals last season. He recorded seven more...