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Though off roster, Ibanez grateful for chance

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Raul Ibanez is not on the Royals' American League Division Series roster, but he is with the team back at Angel Stadium. Ibanez, 42, began the season with the Angels as their designated hitter but was released on June 21 after 57 games. He was hitting ... Read More »

Finnegan takes quick trip to big leagues

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Clubhouse leader and pitching ace James Shields good-naturedly made sure the raw rookie knew his place. Left-hander Brandon Finnegan, drafted into pro ball just last June, already had landed with the Royals and was sandwiched in a locker between Shield... Read More »

Shields, Royals drop makeup tilt to Yankees

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The New York Yankees dropped by to make up a June 9 rainout and beat the first-place Kansas City club, 8-1, with 31,758 boisterous fans enlivening Kauffman Stadium on Monday night. It's the first time the Royals have lost back-to-back games in 26 days. Read More »

Shields set to face Jeter, Yanks in makeup game

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Derek Jeter's farewell tour will head to Kansas City for "one night only" when the Yankees play a makeup game Monday against the first-place Royals. The pit stop will finish a four-game series that was rained out in early June and feature James Shields... Read More »

Herrera enjoying being on roll

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Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been on quite a roll. After a rescue job in Friday night's 6-3 Royals win over the Rangers, Herrera had pitched 21 straight scoreless innings, dating back to June 27. Much to his surprise. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 6

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Brandon Downes hit his first professional homer for Idaho Falls, a solo shot in the sixth. He was Kansas City's seventh-round pick in June. Read More »

Solving Kansas City’s playoff riddle

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In first place in the American League Central on June 18, having won 10 games in a row to climb to seven games over .500, the Royals have since gone 9-18, falling eight games behind Detroit and into sixth place in the AL Wild Card race. A season that h... Read More »

Duffy faces Kluber, Tribe to follow outstanding June

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Danny Duffy credits Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the success this season, and the battery aims to continue that in July as Kansas City takes on Corey Kluber and Cleveland in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Colon, Mortensen win June Minor League honors

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Christian Colon, now with the parent Kansas City club, was named Triple-A Omaha's Player of the Month for June, and right-hander Clayton Mortensen was named Pitcher of the Month. Read More »

Duffy, Esky voted top Royals players for June

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Left-hander Danny Duffy and shortstop Alcides Escobar were named the Royals' Pitcher and Player of the month for June on Wednesday. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 30

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Reigning Texas League Player of the Week Lane Adams doubled twice, extending his hitting streak to seven games (.400, 12-for-30), for the Naturals. Read More »

Shields out to put shaky June in the rearview mirror

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A pair of opposing starters -- James Shields and Ricky Nolasco -- will look to get back on track when division rivals square off in Minneapolis on Tuesday for the second game of a three-game set. Read More »

Ibanez: Royals ‘my favorite opportunity’

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After being released by the Angels on June 21, Raul Ibanez had numerous suitors, but decided that Kansas City is the right place for him to play. Read More »

Adams named Texas League Player of the Week

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Outfielder Lane Adams was named the Player of the Week in the Texas League for the week ending June 29. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 29

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Futures Game selection Christian Binford, ranked No. 11 among the Royals' top prospects, pitched well in a 4-2 defeat for Class A Advanced Wilmington, holding Salem to two runs on five hits over six innings. Read More »