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Royals Minor League report: May 2

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Omaha lost its opener vs. Oklahoma City on Friday night. Brett Tomko pitched well in defeat, striking out five while scattering three runs, six hits and two walks over seven innings. Brett Eibner provided the lone Omaha run with a leadoff homer. Read More »

Shields can’t find his way at home vs. Tigers

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James Shields labored in what proved to be a decisive three-run fourth and Billy Butler's first home run wasn't enough for the Royals in an 8-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday night. Read More »

Duffy returns to starting role against Tigers

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Danny Duffy returns to a starting role for the Royals as they try to even the series against Drew Smyly and the Tigers on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Salvy says he’s fine despite bruised left shin

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Catcher Salvador Perez left Friday night's game with his shin barking, but he insisted that he'll play on Saturday night against the Tigers. Perez's left shin was bruised when he fouled off a pitch in the seventh inning against Rick Porcello. Read More »

Royals shift things with Hosmer’s bunt attempt

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There were two reasons for Eric Hosmer's bunt attempt with two outs and nobody on in Thursday's game against the Blue Jays: The shift and pitcher Aaron Loup, who had just entered the game. Read More »

Infante, Shields earn KC awards for April

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Second baseman Omar Infante and right-hander James Shields were named the Royals' Player and Pitcher of the Month for April. Read More »

Brooks returns for second tour with Royals

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Right-hander Aaron Brooks was back on Friday for his second stay with the Royals this season when left-hander Bruce Chen was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Previously, Brooks was called up from Triple-A Omaha on April 5 and stayed five days withou... Read More »

Chen scratched from start, lands on DL

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Left-hander Bruce Chen was scratched from his Saturday start against the Tigers, and the Royals put him on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Read More »

Royals taking patient approach with Zimmer

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Royals right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and the No. 23-ranked prospect on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 list, has yet to work an inning in the Minor Leagues this season and might not until June. He didn't... Read More »

Guthrie all fired up about Royals’ loss to Jays

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Billy Butler delivered a pair of run-scoring hits, but starter Jeremy Guthrie served up two costly home runs in the Royals' 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday night in the series finale. Read More »

Dozier belts first homer in Wilmington’s loss

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Third baseman Hunter Dozier, the Royals' No. 7 prospect, according to MLB.com, hit his first home run of the season in Class A Advanced Wilmington's 6-3 loss at Carolina on Thursday. Read More »

Maier reunites with KC on Minor League deal

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Mitch Maier, a dependable and popular backup outfielder for the Royals in 2008-12, has rejoined the organization by signing a Minor League contract with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Read More »

Royals with four picks among Draft’s first 68

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The Royals are one of only three teams that will have four selections within the first 68 picks of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on June 5, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday. Read More »

Cain, Bueno set for rehab stints with Omaha

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Center fielder Lorenzo Cain will begin his Minor League rehabilitation assignment on Friday as the designated hitter for Triple-A Omaha against Oklahoma City. Left-handed reliever Francisley Bueno also will join Omaha for his rehab on Saturday. Read More »

Valencia likely to get more starts vs. lefties

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Right-handed-hitting Danny Valencia will probably get more starting assignments at third base against left-handed pitchers, Royals manager Ned Yost reaffirmed on Thursday. Regular third baseman Mike Moustakas has struggled against lefties. Read More »