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Royals acquire catcher Butera from Angels

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The Royals bolstered their backup catcher situation on Thursday, acquiring Drew Butera from the Angels in exchange for Minor League infielder Ryan Jackson.

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Royals reinstate Hochevar; option Finnegan

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The Royals on Thursday reinstated right-hander Luke Hochevar from the disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Royals Minor League report: May 6

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Bubba Starling, the Royals' 13th-ranked prospect, belted a pair of homers, while No. 5 prospect Miguel Almonte fired five scoreless innings to lead Double-A Northwest Arkansas to an 8-4 win over Springfield on Wednesday.

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Duffy gets roughed up without his good stuff

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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, who logged just one inning in the shortest non-injury outing of his career, said he just didn't have the stuff in a 10-3 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night

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Kendrys’ blast isn’t enough to sink Indians

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Jason Kipnis helped fuel a three-run second and right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw seven innings and as the Indians knocked out Royals starter Danny Duffy early en route to a 10-3 victory on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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NASCAR driver Bowyer visits Yost, Royals

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NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, who is from Emporia, Kan., was back in the Royals' clubhouse prior to their game with the Indians on Wednesday -- in uniform wearing No. 15. On Saturday night, Bowyer will race at Kansas Speedway.

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Royals place Kratz on DL with left foot injury

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The Royals on Wednesday placed backup catcher Erik Kratz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Monday, and called up catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

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Escobar participates in baseball activities

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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar participated in baseball activities on Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a concussion when he was hit in the helmet by Cleveland's Danny Salazar last Wednesday.

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Hochevar may return to Royals this weekend

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Right-hander Luke Hochevar, recovering from a year spent on the sidelines due to Tommy John surgery, has made nine appearances in a rehab stint for Triple-A Omaha. The reliever has logged a 7.84 ERA with Omaha, but he could be back with the Royals as s...

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Hochevar nearing return to Royals

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The Royals may be getting close to welcoming Luke Hochevar back to the fold. Hochevar, recovering from a year spent on the sidelines due to Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow, has made nine appearances in a rehab stint for Triple-A Omaha. The rig...

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Royals activate Holland, send Pino to Omaha

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Royals closer Greg Holland was activated off the disabled list following Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Indians. To make room on the roster, reliever Yohan Pino was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

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Hosmer in charge with opposite-field power

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The type of opposite-field power that Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer can show is extremely rare in the game. How rare? In a span of one week, Hosmer has gone the opposite way off Cleveland's Danny Salazar twice -- both measuring 417 feet.

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Herrera allows first HR since ’13 to end streak

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Royals manager Ned Yost certainly was impressed with reliever Kelvin Herrera's amazing homerless streak that reached 105 1/3 innings before Lonnie Chisenhall homered to lead off the eighth in Tuesday's 5-3 victory.

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Hosmer’s four RBIs push Royals past Indians

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Eric Hosmer belted a go-ahead three-run homer and finished with four RBIs, while Jason Vargas fired six quality innings to lead the Royals to a 5-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Cleveland starter Danny Salazar had nine stri...

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