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Gordon using all tools to fuel Royals’ playoff push

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There are countless figures and anecdotes that underscore Alex Gordon's brilliance in left field -- like his Major League-leading 64 outfield assists since 2011, or Royals outfield coach Rusty Kuntz's proclamation that Gordon might be the best left fie... Read More »

MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

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Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as t... Read More »

Pipeline Perspectives: Ventura ready to key Royals’ run

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No rookie will have a greater impact on his team in September and October than Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura writes MLB.com's Jim Callis. Read More »

Royals announce instructional league rosters

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Nine players from the Royals' Top 20 prospects, as ranked by MLB.com, are included on the rosters for the Arizona instructional league, which begins play in two weeks. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 20

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Orlando Calixte's single singled in a run in NW Arkansas' loss. Calixte is ranked 12th among Royals prospects by MLB.com. Read More »

Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

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Rob Manfred will be the next Commissioner of Major League Baseball and will succeed Bud Selig in January 2015. Manfred, currently MLB's chief operating officer, was elected unanimously on Thursday, the final day of the quarterly Owners Meetings. Read More »

Manaea fires his first shutout for Wilmington

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Left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com, threw a shutout on Wednesday in leading Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-0 victory over Frederick in Game 1 of a doubleheader in the Carolina League. Read More »

Yost surprised by blockbuster trades around MLB

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Royals manager Ned Yost woke up Thursday morning and reacted to the Boston-Oakland trade similarly to how anyone else plugged into the baseball world would. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 30

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The Blue Rocks evened a road set at a game apiece. Jack Lopez delivered a three-run double in the second. Starling added a solo homer in the seventh. Starling, ranked 13th among Royals prospects by MLB.com, is batting .350 (14-for-40), with three home ... Read More »

Saunders released after four Triple-A starts

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Joe Saunders, who pitched for four different MLB teams, was released by Kansas City Tuesday after just four starts at Triple-A Omaha. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 27

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Foster Griffin held Kingsport to one run on four hits and two walks through 2 2/3 innings. The 27th overall pick in this year's Draft, Griffin has held opponents to a 1.26 ERA and .157 average through 14.1 innings. He's ranked ninth in MLB.com's update... Read More »

Yost appreciates ties with Braves’ inductees

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Toward the end of his playing career, Ned Yost went to Double-A Greenville, S.C., in 1986 for the Braves to catch some young pitchers who could benefit from his MLB experience. One of them was Tom Glavine, the left-hander who was inducted into the Hall... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: June 28

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Lexington dropped to 1-1 in a home series as Augusta built a 10-0 lead by the sixth. Elier Hernandez doubled in the sixth, scoring Ramon Torres for the first Lexington run. Hernandez is ranked 10th among Royals prospects by MLB.com. Dex Kjerstad hit a ... Read More »

Unorthodox journey for Royals prospect Way

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As Cole Way's name scrolled across the MLB.com Draft tracker, two things stood out. First, the jaw-dropping measurements listed next to the Royals' 38th-round selection: 6-foot-11, 235 pounds. Second, Way's school being listed as the University of Tuls... Read More »

Royals ink second-rounder Blewett

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Right-hander Scott Blewett, the Royals' second-round choice in the First-Year Player Draft, has signed for $1.8 million, MLB.com has learned. Read More »