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Holland avoids arbitration with 1-year, $8.25M deal

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The Royals and closer Greg Holland agreed to a one-year deal Friday, thus avoiding arbitration, the club confirmed. The deal is worth $8.25 million, a source told MLB.com.

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Holland avoids arbitration with 1-year, $8.25M deal

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The Royals avoided arbitration with closer Greg Holland on Friday by agreeing to a one-year deal, and the contract is worth $8.25 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

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Hudler recalls his marriage proposal out at sea

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Royals TV broadcaster Rex Hudler wasn't going to take any chances when he decided to propose marriage back in 1987. Hudler didn't buy just one ring for the occasion -- he bought two.

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Padres announce 4-year deal with Shields

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The Padres didn't set out this offseason to add to their starting rotation, but with James Shields still available less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, they decided they couldn't pass on the durable right-hander,...

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Shields gave Royals what they needed, when they needed it

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With right-hander James Shields apparently on his way to the San Diego Padres, the Royals will take comfort in that they got exactly what they wanted from Shields during his two seasons in Kansas City.

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Five Royals looking to rebound after struggling in 2014

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As Spring Training inches ever so near, it's time to zero in on many of the issues surrounding the Royals, the defending American League Champions. We'll do this in daily segments, targeting specific issues. Today's segment will focus on Royals player...

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Prepping to defend AL title, Royals load up truck for spring

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This is the time of year when robins get jealous -- the true first sign of spring, after all, is the Royals loading up an 18-wheeler to move all their gear and equipment to Surprise, Ariz., for Spring Training.

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Shields, Padres agree to 4-year deal

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The Padres continued their offseason overhaul on Sunday, agreeing to a four-year contract with free-agent starting pitcher James Shields, according to a source. The deal, which includes a club option for a fifth season, is pending a physical, and is li...

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All-new R.B.I. Baseball 15 returns this spring

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The iconic video game made a grand return a year ago to critical acclaim after a quarter-century on the shelf, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced Monday that its all-new R.B.I. Baseball 15 is coming to fans this spring with a suite of n...

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Finnegan prepared to compete for roster spot

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Royals rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan will never forget 2014. Finnegan became the only player in history to pitch in the College World Series and Major League Baseball's World Series in the same year.

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