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Former 20-game winner Sadecki dies at 73

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Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher who won 20 games for the Cardinals in their 1964 championship season, died Monday due to complications of blood cancer. He was 73.

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Royals bid farewell to Butler, return attention to needs

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It was time for the Royals to say goodbye to Billy Butler after eight years in a Kansas City uniform. The Oakland A's confirmed on Wednesday the signing of the designated hitter to a three-year contract, believed to be worth $30 million.

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A’s sign free-agent DH Butler to three-year deal

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The A's moved swiftly in their pursuit of a right-handed power bat, reeling in free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler on a three-year, $30 million deal, which was made official on Wednesday.

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Free-agent DH Butler joins A’s on three-year deal

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The A's have brought free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler on board with a three-year, $30 million contract. The deal, which had been pending a physical, was finalized on Wednesday.

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A’s agree to contract with free-agent DH Butler

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The A's and free-agent designated Billy Butler agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract on Tuesday, according to an MLB.com source, pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal.

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A’s agree on deal with free-agent DH Butler

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The A's and free-agent designated Billy Butler agreed to terms on a three-year, $30 million contract on Tuesday, according to an MLB.com source, pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal.

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Royals’ DH plan revolves around loss of Butler

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As Billy Butler leaves the Royals' designated-hitter slot open, the obvious solution would be to sign another right-handed slugger to take his place. However, if the Royals won't top a $10 million per year deal for Butler, they're not likely to do bett...

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Royals release Spring Training schedule

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Bring on the Giants -- again. That's what will happen twice for the Royals during Spring Training, as the World Series rivals meet in the Cactus League. The Royals announced their spring slate on Monday, and it includes 31 games, including 14 home game...

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Guthrie visits Japanese Hall of Fame exhibit

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Throughout his time at the Japan All-Star Series, Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has learned much about his Japanese heritage. Guthrie has met relatives for the first time, eaten new foods and soaked up as much of the culture as possible. Sunday, t...

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Top performances, prospects from 2014 Arizona Fall League

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The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.

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Dozier, Starling show power in AFL championship

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Just like they did on the final day of the World Series, Royals players featured prominently at the end of the Arizona Fall League. All seven Kansas City prospects on the Peoria Javelinas roster got into today's 14-7 championship win by the Salt River ...

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Rosario leads Rafters to AFL championship in slugfest

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Redemption came at a perfect time for Eddie Rosario. Rosario, who lost the batting title on the final day of the Arizona Fall League's regular season, found a fitting consolation prize with a 4-for-5 performance in Saturday's title game. Salt River's l...

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Guthrie reconnects with family, heritage in Japan

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Participating in the Japan All-Star Series has given Jeremy Guthrie the chance to connect with a side of his family he had never met. "It was very gratifying, rewarding to be able to meet family," Guthrie said. "In my family, everybody that I've ever k...

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Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game

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You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a nat...

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Guthrie seeks MLB’s first win in Japan All-Star Series

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Jeremy Guthrie's experience in Japan has thus far revolved around off-field activities, but today, the Royals righty will finally have a chance to take the mound, opposite Samurai Japan right-hander Takahiro Norimoto at the Tokyo Dome in Game 3.

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