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Royals keeping close eye on Shields

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General manager Dayton Moore said it will be tough for the Royals to match offers from big-revenue franchises, but he refuses to concede that he'll lose No. 1 starter James Shields. Read More »

MLB takes nail-biter in Japan Series preview

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A star-studded squad of Major Leaguers got a taste of what lies ahead in the Japan All-Star Series on Tuesday, as a feisty team of players from the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants nearly erased a seven-run deficit before MLB closed out an 8-7 exhibit... Read More »

Royals’ Moore a close second for Sporting News honor

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The Royals swept Baltimore to win the American League Championship Series, but general manager Dayton Moore couldn't quite beat out the Orioles' Dan Duquette as the Sporting News' Major League Baseball Executive of the Year. Read More »

Royals’ Ventura finishes sixth in AL ROY balloting

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Yordano Ventura's fine first season for the Royals got some recognition in the American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award voting. He finished sixth, well behind unanimous winner Jose Abreu of the White Sox. Read More »

Shields rejects Royals’ qualifying offer for ’15

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Right-hander James Shields, as expected, on Monday turned down the one-year qualifying offer of $15.3 million from the Royals after spending two seasons with them, including 2014's World Series excitement. Read More »

Royals looking to remain championship caliber

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore and the remarkably candid manager Ned Yost see their team positioned to be competitive for years and will do everything they can to make it the team to beat next year. The question is how much will the Royals pay to ... Read More »

Royals’ rise managed adeptly by Yost

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The Royals' resurgence in 2014 was orchestrated by manager Ned Yost, who is a finalist for American League Manager of the Year Award. The winner in the vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America will be announced on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT on ML... Read More »

Dozier leads charge in Javelinas’ furious comeback

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Royals prospect Hunter Dozier is picking a good time to break out of his Arizona Fall League slump. One day after a two-hit performance in Peoria's victory Friday night, Dozier came through again on Saturday, delivering a bases-loaded, go-ahead RBI sin... Read More »

Gordon adds Platinum Glove Award to collection

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon won the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, it was announced at Friday night's Gold Glove Award ceremony at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Read More »

Perez, Escobar, Kratz, Guthrie going to Japan for series

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Shortstop Alcides Escobar, catchers Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz and pitcher Jeremy Guthrie were confirmed on Friday by Major League Baseball as members of the MLB All-Star Team that will play in the Japan All-Star Series that begins Tuesday. Read More »

Wakamatsu, Ibanez among Rays’ managerial candidates

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Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu and former Royals outfielder Raul Ibanez are among eight preliminary candidates for the vacant Tampa Bay managerial job, the Rays announced on Thursday. Read More »

Yost’s leadership has Royals in good position

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No matter how hard he tries, Royals manager Ned Yost can't shake visions of that deciding and fateful ninth inning in Game 7. But after a magical postseason run that ended just short of a World Series championship, Yost deserves enormous credit for cha... Read More »

Cain, Gordon earn Defensive Player Awards

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Center fielder Lorenzo Cain and left fielder Alex Gordon of the Royals received 2014 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards on Wednesday night. Read More »

Royals, Braves feature top Defensive Players

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Handed out since 2012, the Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Award winners were unveiled live on MLB Network on Wednesday night. The awards cover the best defensive players in the Majors at each position as well as the best defensive team, as determi... Read More »

Moore focused on rotation, retooling for title run

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There's no doubt about general manager Dayton Moore's top priority when it comes to restructuring his World Series Royals for the 2015 season: Kansas City wants to lock up a strong starting pitcher. Read More »