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Vargas eyes return to KC’s rotation vs. Tribe

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Royals lefty Jason Vargas, who is out after having an appendectomy, will miss at least two turns of the rotation. But, if all goes well, he might return as soon as next Sunday against the Indians. Read More »

Butler hoping to extend stay with Kansas City

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Billy Butler has had a struggle this season and no one, including him, is sure when or if he'll come out of it. One thing Butler does know is that he'd like to remain with the Royals -- even if it means renegotiating his contract. Read More »

Hosmer scratched due to bruised right hand

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Shortly before game time on Monday night, manager Ned Yost scratched Eric Hosmer (bruised right hand) and put Billy Butler, normally his designated hitter, at first base for the first time this season. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 20

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Pedro Ciriaco tied a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Omaha defeated New Orleans 9-2 on Sunday. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon added a solo homer and an RBI double. Read More »

Twelve teams to receive supplemental ’15 Draft picks

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Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs... Read More »

Ventura, Royals sputter in finale against Sox

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Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to 16 games, but Yordano Ventura yielded six runs in just 4 1/3 innings as the Royals dropped a 6-0 decision to the Red Sox on Sunday. Read More »

Guthrie, Royals aiming to rebound in Chicago

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Jeremy Guthrie and that Royals face a tall order when they take on Chris Sale and the White Sox on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Royals to keep grinding in tight ballgames

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After posting a 31-25 log in one-run games last season, the Royals thudded to a 10-20 record with Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Red Sox. The 31 wins in 2013 were the most in the American League. Read More »

Salvy isn’t concerned about right groin strain

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As if the Royals' offense wasn't having enough problems, now catcher Salvador Perez is out of the lineup. A right groin strain kept Perez from taking the field on Sunday for the series finale against the Red Sox. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 19

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No. 8 Royals prospect Jason Adam made his Triple-A debut in relief, allowing two runs over 1 2/3 innings in Omaha's 9-5 loss to New Orleans on Saturday. Read More »

Duffy, Royals clipped by another Boston blast

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Danny Duffy logged 6 2/3 solid innings, but he gave up a go-ahead homer in the sixth as the Royals dropped a 2-1 decision to the Red Sox on Saturday night. Read More »

Frasor looking to set stage for Royals’ bullpen

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Jason Frasor was brought in to help fill some of the void left when Tim Collins and Louis Coleman were shipped to Triple-A Omaha. Frasor will mix in with Kelvin Herrera and Aaron Crow as bridges to setup man Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland. Read More »

Royals unsure if Vargas will need rehab stint

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas continued his recovery from his July 9 appendectomy on Saturday with a workout at home. Vargas threw from as far as 110 feet, but it's unsure if he will need to go out on a rehab assignment. Read More »

Ventura aiming to slow Boston’s roll in finale

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Jon Lester and the Red Sox will be looking to put brooms on Yordano Ventura and the Royals in Sunday's series finale at Fenway Park. Read More »

Gordon returns to lineup, ready to go vs. Sox

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Left fielder Alex Gordon didn't play in the All-Star Game, but he was back in the Royals' lineup on Friday night against the Red Sox. Gordon missed the entire four-game series against the Tigers before the break because of a sprained right wrist. Read More »