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Royals Minor League Report: July 29

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The Naturals evened a road set at a game apiece. Arkansas native Ferguson held the Travelers to a run, three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Orlando Calixte put the Naturals on top with a two-run single in the third. He added... Read More »

Rally falls short as Twins keep Royals’ number

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Last year the Royals absolutely loved playing the Minnesota Twins and why not? They were 15-4 against them. Times have changed. Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Twins dealt the Royals a sixth loss in their 10 meetings this season, 2-1, on Tuesday night... Read More »

Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review. Read More »

Improving Duffy looks to bats for support against Twins

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Danny Duffy just seems to get better with every start. The Royals left-hander, who will take the mound Wednesday night against the Twins, has an 0.92 ERA over his last three starts, but he's just 0-2 in that span. He'll be opposed by the Twins' Phil Hu... Read More »

Kratz welcomes new opportunity with Royals

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It took eight-plus seasons in the Minor Leagues before catcher Erik Kratz finally made his Major League debut at age 30. That's a long wait. Read More »

Yost excited to see infielder Colon back up

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One of the big reasons that manager Ned Yost liked Monday's trade with Toronto is that it enabled the Royals to bring up infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha. Read More »

Hosmer returns to lineup

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First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the Royals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Indians. Read More »

Vargas could be ready to start Saturday in Oakland

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It now appears that left-hander Jason Vargas might -- repeat, might -- start Saturday's game for the Royals at Oakland. Vargas, out since July 9 because of an appendectomy, threw the equivalent of four innings in a simulated game on Tuesday at Kauffman... Read More »

Wilson to manage Arizona Fall League team

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Vance Wilson, manager of the Royals' Double-A Northwest Arkansas club, will manage the Peoria Javelinas in this year's Arizona Fall League. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 28

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The Naturals dropped game one at Arkansas as they matched up with rehabbing Angels' hurler C.J. Wilson (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Cheslor Cuthbert's single scored Trapp to give the Naturals a 1-0 lead in the first. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among R... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 29

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The Naturals dropped game one at Arkansas as they matched up with rehabbing Angels' hurler C.J. Wilson (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Cheslor Cuthbert's single scored Trapp to give the Naturals a 1-0 lead in the first. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among R... Read More »

Royals acquire Kratz, Hendriks from Blue Jays

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The Royals have a new backup catcher in veteran Erik Kratz and perhaps Mike Moustakas' platooning days are behind him. Read More »

Blue Jays shore up infield depth, acquire Valencia

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The Blue Jays acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Royals on Monday night in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Read More »

Moustakas rediscovering enjoyment along with swing

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It took nearly four months, and 100 games, but the "Mooooose" chant finally got its legs back on Friday. When Mike Moustakas tattooed a home run off the back of the visiting bullpen versus the Indians, the Kauffman Stadium faithful responded with its p... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 27

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Foster Griffin held Kingsport to one run on four hits and two walks through 2 2/3 innings. The 27th overall pick in this year's Draft, Griffin has held opponents to a 1.26 ERA and .157 average through 14.1 innings. He's ranked ninth in MLB.com's update... Read More »