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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

Japan trip hits home with Royals’ Guthrie

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Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, whose mother Clarice is Japanese-American, has been trying to immerse himself in Japanese culture during MLB's trek to the Far East for the Japan All-Star Series. Read More »

Gordon selected to flip switch on KC’s Plaza lights

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The World Series celebration continues and this time it'll light up Kansas City's famous Country Club Plaza with the traditional holiday lights.Kansas City Power & Light has selected Royals left fielder Alex Gordon to flip the switch that will turn... Read More »

Royals’ Crow joins Mission to feed hungry in KC

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Aaron Crow, a Kansas City reliever for the last four years, pitched in with a crew from the Royals' work force to serve a Thanksgiving meal to folks in need at the City Union Mission of Kansas City. Crow's group waited on 225 diners at the Men's Center... Read More »

Perez’s love of baseball takes no breaks

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As if 162 games behind the plate weren't enough in 2014 between the regular season, All-Star Game and postseason, Salvador Perez never had any doubts about representing Major League Baseball in the Japan All-Star Series against the host country's natio... Read More »

MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers

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Only the top 22 percent of players between two and three years of service time qualify for arbitration, provided they had at least 86 days of service time this season. This year's list is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin He... Read More »

Royals’ Gordon named Hutch Award winner

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was selected as the 50th winner of the Hutch Award by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The award and the center are named for the former Major League pitcher and manager who died of cancer at age 45 i... Read More »