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This year’s Draft: Pitching, pitching and more pitching

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Pitchers headline this year's Draft prospects to such an extent that the record of 20 pitchers selected in the first round in 2001 could be equaled. Read More »

Quiet but effective, Infante fitting in with Royals

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Omar Infante, who has a .333 average with runners in scoring position, has helped take up the slack early in the season. His 17 RBIs lead the Royals, and his style of play fits well with the club. Read More »

Zimmer’s capabilities could make him future ace

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Right-hander Kyle Zimmer has the upside of a starter capable of giving his team consistent, long outings by using a full repertoire of four quality pitches with good command. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 27

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The Storm Chasers were swept in a four-game set at New Orleans, and the Blue Rocks dropped to 1-1 in a four-game set at home. Read More »

Infante crowns O’s with six RBIs in series win

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Omar Infante matched a career high by driving in six runs to back a strong outing from ace James Shields as the Royals rolled to a 9-3 win over the Orioles in Sunday's rubber game at Camden Yards. Read More »

On a roll to start season, Vargas starts opener vs. Jays

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Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan could be pitching for his job when he takes the mound Tuesday night in Kansas City. Left-hander Jason Vargas, who will get the call for the Royals, has gone at least seven innings in all but one of his five starts. Read More »

Escobar’s left leg injury isn’t holding him back

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Alcides Escobar's banged-up leg was good enough to have the shortstop in the Royals lineup on Sunday. Escobar was sprawled out trying to stop pitcher Danny Duffy's wild throw in the 10th inning on Saturday when the Orioles' Jonathan Schoop slid into hi... Read More »

Salvy looks to build off three-hit performance

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Catcher Salvador Perez broke out of a 1-for-29 swoon in a big way on Saturday night with three hits in the 10-inning, 3-2 loss to the Orioles. In the 10th inning, he banged a two-out double to deep right field although the Royals couldn't turn it into ... Read More »

Reliever Mariot playing left field wasn’t plan

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OK, maybe the Royals wouldn't have had relief pitcher Michael Mariot playing left field on Saturday night after all. That possibility was mentioned by manager Ned Yost after it appeared that shortstop Alcides Escobar might have to leave the game with a... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 26

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Northwest Arkansas starter Jason Adam, the Royals' No. 9 prospect, fanned four while holding Tulsa to a run on two hits over six innings, as the Naturals edged the Drillers, 2-1. Read More »

Royals can’t find relief in extras loss to O’s

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Eric Hosmer hit an RBI double and Justin Maxwell's RBI single in the sixth forced extra innings, but the bullpen came up short in the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles in 10 innings on Saturday night. Read More »

Ventura’s victory rates with KC rookie feats

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Yordano Ventura stirred up all sorts of dust in the Royals' archives with his latest performance -- pitching the first eight innings of Friday night's 5-0 victory which was Kansas City's first shutout at Baltimore since July 9, 2004. Read More »

Valencia spells Moose at hot corner vs. O’s

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Danny Valencia got this third start this season as the Royals' third baseman in place of Mike Moustakas on Saturday night. The reason was the Orioles started left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. Read More »

Collins successful in first rehab appearance

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Royals left-hander Tim Collins, on the disabled list with a left flexor strain, had a successful first outing in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha. Collins struck out the side in the eighth inning of a 10-5 loss at New Orleans on Friday night. Read More »

Holland answers call to finish victory over O’s

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Even though the Royals had a five-run lead on Friday night, closer Greg Holland had not pitched since the previous Saturday and manager Ned Yost felt obliged to get him some work. Read More »