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Butler moves to pinch role for two-game set

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Eric Hosmer will play first base and Billy Butler will be a pinch-hitter off the bench in the two-game Interleague series at Busch Stadium. The Royals lose the designated hitter in National League cities when the pitcher bats. Read More »

Valencia plans on returning for series in Toronto

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Royals third baseman Danny Valencia, who has been sidelined since Saturday with a left hand sprain, is confident he'll be ready to play in the upcoming four-game series at Toronto. "Absolutely," Valencia said. "No doubt about it." Read More »

Yost takes opportunity to give Perez breather

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When you have a catcher of Salvador Perez's caliber, there's a temptation to want to play him every day. But Royals manager Ned Yost is resisting that urge, knowing that he's going to need a relatively fresh Perez over the course of a long season. That... Read More »

Infante begins rehab at Omaha

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Royals second baseman Omar Infante began a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Omaha. Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Infante would DH on Friday and play in the field Saturday. Read More »

Royals to play charity golf tourney on off-day

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The Royals' open date on Monday will be filled by the seventh annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament at the National Golf Club in Parkville, Mo. Among the eight or 10 players expected to play is pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Read More »

Royals win challenge on close play at second

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The Royals won a challenge in the seventh inning Saturday night, after umpire Laz Diaz called Robinson Cano safe but Ned Yost issued a challenge and the ruling was overturned. Read More »

Force play overturned on McClendon challenge

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Umpires overturned a call on a force play at second base in the first inning of Friday night's game between the Mariners and Royals at Safeco Field. Read More »

Giavotella called up to fill in for ailing Infante

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Regular second baseman Omar Infante, out with an aching back, wasn't expected to play before next Tuesday so Johnny Giavotella was summoned from Triple-A. Read More »

Salvy says he’s fine despite bruised left shin

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Catcher Salvador Perez left Friday night's game with his shin barking, but he insisted that he'll play on Saturday night against the Tigers. Perez's left shin was bruised when he fouled off a pitch in the seventh inning against Rick Porcello. 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 »

New R.B.I. Baseball 14 is here to play

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A reimagined world of R.B.I. Baseball 14 has launched on Xbox 360, PS3 and on iOS via the Apple App Store, and it is coming this spring for PS4, Xbox One and Android devices. Read More »

New R.B.I. Baseball 14 is here to play

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A reimagined world of R.B.I. Baseball 14 launches today on Xbox 360, PS3 and on iOS via the Apple App Store, and it is coming this spring for PS4, Xbox One and Android devices. Read More »

Call at second confirmed after Maddon challenge

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On Tuesday night, Rays manager Joe Maddon issued a challenge after the Royals' Alcides Escobar was ruled safe on a force play at second base with one out in the bottom of the third. The umpires confirmed the original call. Read More »

Call at second confirmed after Maddon challenge

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On Tuesday night, Rays manager Joe Maddon issued a challenge after the Royals' Alcides Escobar was ruled safe on a force play at second base with one out in the bottom of the third. The umpires confirmed the original call. Read More »

Tigers 2-for-2 in replay challenges vs. Royals

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Hours after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talked about playing the percentages when determining whether to challenge a play, he won his first two opportunities in Wednesday's 2-1 walk-off win, including a potential game-saver in the 10th inning against th... Read More »