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Pipeline Perspectives: Ventura best ‘true’ rookie so far

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It's probably not fair to extrapolate numbers after just three starts, but if Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura keeps his ERA under 3.00 and his K/9 rate over 10, he could very easily give Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka a run for their money in the v... Read More »

Missouri wins College HOF Classic in Kansas City

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Missouri defeated Wichita State, 5-4, on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in "The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at The K." Dillon Everett hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning. Read More »

Shields continues road success in Cleveland

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Since joining the Royals, James Shields has become quite the happy traveling troubadour with a dozen victories away from Kansas City. His latest win came over the Indians, 8-2, with Mike Moustakas pounding a three-run homer on a chilly Tuesday night at... Read More »

Facing Indians, Vargas has been stingy of late

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Left-hander Jason Vargas, in his four starts for the Royals, has been the model of efficiency. He's thrown at least seven innings in each outing and his 1.24 ERA was third in the American League. His mound opponent on Wednesday night, Indians right-han... Read More »

Collins takes another step toward return to ‘pen

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Left-hander Tim Collins is getting closer to returning to the Royals' bullpen. Collins threw 20 to 25 pitches Tuesday under mock game conditions. Read More »

Home run shortage not a concern for Yost

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It's been a slow go for the Royals in the home run department. Through Monday's games, they ranked last among the 30 Major League teams in homers with six. The Angels led the Majors with 29. Read More »

Yost recalls hitless season in high school

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Royals manager Ned Yost, doing a little reminiscing, recalled how slow his baseball career was to take off. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 21

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Omaha was held to two hits and a walk in a home loss. Francisco Pena singled in the third and Brian Fletcher added the second hit in the fifth. Read More »

First-base coach Kuntz out with broken arm

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Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz sustained a broken left arm after being struck by a line drive off the bat of catcher Salvador Perez during batting practice prior to Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Indians. Kuntz will undergo surgery on Wednesday mo... Read More »

Squirrel avoids contact in Royals-Indians tilt

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At least no baseball struck the squirrel that cavorted on the field during the Royals-Indians game on Monday night. The same couldn't be said for a seagull that intervened in their game on June 10, 2009, at Progressive Field. In fact, the seagull prove... Read More »

Guthrie, Royals can’t beat pair of Indians’ jacks

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Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar belted RBI hits during a three-run fifth, but Jeremy Guthrie yielded a pair of two-run home runs in the Royals' 4-3 loss to the Indians on Monday night. Read More »

Royals turn to Shields in rematch with Tribe

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Ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals will look to snap a two-game skid in Tuesday night's rematch against Danny Salazar and the Indians at Progressive Field. Read More »

Dyson slated to platoon in center with Maxwell

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Jarrod Dyson rejoined the Royals on Monday and was in center field against the Indians in the series opener. Dyson missed the home series against the Twins while on bereavement leave. To clear roster space, left-handed pitcher Justin Marks was returned... Read More »

Royals remember on day of Boston Marathon

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With the running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, the tragedy of 2013 was a year away but it was remembered well by the Royals, who last year became witnesses and participants in the aftermath as they became the first team to visit Boston following th... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 20

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Johnny Giavotella dashed home on a wild pitch in the 10th as Omaha knotted the series at a game apiece. Giavotella was 3-for-4 plus two walks and two runs. He's batting .400 (14-for-35) with Omaha. Read More »