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Holland says he’s ready when called for duty

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It wasn't hard to predict how the Royals' Greg Holland would react to manager Ned Yost's worries that he was wearing out his closer. "No, I feel good," Holland said before Saturday's game against the Twins. Read More »

Keiser, Oates top trainers in Royals’ pipeline

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Mark Keiser of Class A Lexington and Robbie Oates of Rookie Idaho Falls in the Kansas City organization have been named athletic trainers of the year in their respective leagues. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 15

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Northwest Arkansas built a 6-0 lead and withstood a late San Antonio rally in a series-opening win. Mitch Maier hit a two-run homer in the fifth, extending the lead to 5-0. Hunter Dozier delivered two hits, two RBIs and a run. Read More »

Willingham makes big return to Target Field

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Josh Willingham admitted it was strange heading to the visitor's clubhouse on Friday at Target Field, but the former Twins slugger is excited to be in a playoff race with the Royals. Read More »

Yost trying to keep Holland fresh down stretch

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Closer Greg Holland had rough going in finishing out Friday night's 6-5 victory over the Twins and Royals manager Ned Yost is concerned. Yost knows that he has to keep Holland as fresh as possible as the Royals vie for their first postseason berth sinc... Read More »

Willingham’s double helps KC stretch Central lead

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Josh Willingham's bases-clearing double sparked a pivotal five-run fourth that helped the first-place Royals earn a 6-5 win over the Twins in the series opener on Friday night. Read More »

Ventura looking to help Royals in playoff quest

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Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the first-place Royals eye their fourth straight win as they take on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Saturday at Target Field. Read More »

Guthrie looks to add to success against Twins

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Jeremy Guthrie and the first-place Royals will look to get back on track against Tommy Milone and the Twins on Sunday at Target Field. Read More »

Royals lose challenge on safe call at third base

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Royals manager Ned Yost contended that catcher Salvador Perez's snap throw to Mike Moustakas caught Trevor Plouffe off third base in the fourth inning of Friday night's 6-5 win at Target Field. However, the New York office ruled that umpire Chris Segal... Read More »

Willingham makes his return to Target Field

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Josh Willingham, who was claimed by the Royals on waivers and traded for right-hander Jason Adam on Monday, was back in a familiar place on Friday. But he admitted it was strange heading to the visitor's clubhouse at Target Field. Read More »

Davis grace under pressure in Royals’ bullpen

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Taking over a three-run lead in Friday night's 6-5 win at Minnesota, Royals reliever Wade Davis again coolly pitched around Joe Mauer's one-out double to run his string of consecutive scoreless innings to 19 2/3. Read More »

Hosmer told to rest injured hand for another week

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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was disappointed because he'd hoped to start swinging a bat by Friday, but the doctors told him no-go. Hosmer underwent a CT scan and an X-ray on Thursday at the University of Kansas Medical Center and he was told to co... Read More »

Hall of Fame skipper Cox is pulling for Royals

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Manager Ned Yost and the Royals have a Hall of Fame rooter in the recently inducted manager, Bobby Cox. Yost served on Cox's staff during the 14-year playoff run his Atlanta Braves had. Read More »

Royals-Indians on Aug. 31 moved to evening

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If you were planning to be at Kauffman Stadium for an afternoon game on Sunday, Aug. 31, you'll have to adjust your schedule. The game against Cleveland, originally scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT, has been changed to 7:07 p.m. to accommodate a telecast by ... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 14

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Whit Merrifield was 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs. He has hit safely in eight straight games. Read More »