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Vargas placed on DL; Finnegan recalled

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas is back on the disabled list with a left flexor strain, and rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

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Ventura’s MRI reveals fluid around ulnar nerve

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura, who left Friday's game after three innings with "right hand weakness," had an MRI on Saturday that revealed fluid around the ulnar nerve in his right arm.

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Royals Minor League report: June 12

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Omaha won a second straight at New Orleans. The game was scoreless until Casey Kotchman's solo shot in the seventh. New Orleans tied the game in the home half, but Paulo Orlando's sac fly in the 8th put Omaha on top to stay.

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Ventura dealing with ‘right hand weakness’

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Royals ace Yordano Ventura has dealt with cramps and a suspension and even his own temper this season. Now, he was pulled from Friday's 4-0 loss to the Cardinals after three innings by a mystifying injury.

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Royals’ win streak ends at 4 with I-70 defeat

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Behind eight shutout innings from Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals opened their home portion of the I-70 Series with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Friday night at Busch Stadium.

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Guthrie ready to make first start in I-70 Series

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Cardinals left-hander Tyler Lyons will make his first start since May 16 when he takes on right-hander Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

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Yost fan, friend of late pro wrestler Rhodes

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Royals manager Ned Yost spent part of his off-day on Thursday watching old videos on youtube.com of professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes. Yost was friends with Rhodes, who died at the age of 69 earlier on Thursday.

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Cardinals-Royals has become a showdown

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Used to be the Show Me State Series between the Cardinals and Royals was a nice little battle for bragging rights. No more. It's become a Big League Showdown.

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Royals DFA Kratz; Butera will be backup C

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The Royals have made a decision on their backup catcher. Thursday morning, the team announced that catcher Erik Kratz, who went on the disabled list with a foot injury on May 6, was reinstated and then was designated for assignment, consequently keepin...

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Duffy’s rehab allows Royals to weigh options

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Royals left-hander Danny Duffy threw four solid innings in a rehab start at Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, and he's scheduled to throw again on Sunday with a pitch limit of 65.

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Royals raise division lead by sweeping Twins

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Alex Gordon clubbed a three-run homer and Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings as the Royals rolled to a 7-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep at Target Field.

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Father’s battle inspires KC draftee Bodner

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Near the end of 27th round in the 2015 MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon, right-hander Jacob Bodner received a call from the Royals -- a call he'd been waiting on while at his sister's home in Cincinnati.

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