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Pipeline Perspectives: Manaea has stuff to be K king

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Royals left-hander Sean Manaea led the Class A Advanced Carolina League with 146 strikeouts and placed eighth in the Minors with 10.8 whiffs per nine innings in 2014, his first season as a pro, and Jim Callis thinks he's the pick for the Minor League s... Read More »

Royals captivate KC with rollicking World Series run

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The feel-good story from the 2014 season? It would be hard to top the Royals, who reminded us of the importance of teamwork, defense and a world-class bullpen -- all while setting a postseason record with eight consecutive victories en route to the AL ... Read More »

For Guthries, holiday season about ‘love and sharing’

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It's been a crazy offseason for Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, but he wouldn't want it any other way. Less than two weeks after Kansas City made it to Game 7 of the World Series, Guthrie was off to the Japan All-Star Series, representing MLB. Now ... Read More »

Royals request release waivers for outfielder Peguero

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The Royals have requested release waivers for outfielder Carlos Peguero, the team announced Friday. The 27-year-old spent the majority of the 2014 season with Triple-A Omaha, batting .266 with 30 home runs and 76 RBIs. Read More »

Royals could address needs at Winter Meetings

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The young and talented Royals came of age in a stirring 2014 for the ages. Now they prepare for next season and beyond, no longer as plucky upstarts but as American League champions. Read More »

Royals named Baseball America’s top organization

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The Royals' storybook season ended in the World Series and earned Baseball America's Organization of the Year honors. Read More »

Royals’ magical run to World Series wowed Matthews

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Denny Matthews, in broadcasting Royals games since their first season in 1969, has seen just about everything. So his take on the 2014 World Series edition has a background of 46 seasons of watching the club. Read More »

Former 20-game winner Sadecki dies at 73

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Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher who won 20 games for the Cardinals in their 1964 championship season, died Monday due to complications of blood cancer. He was 73. Read More »

Perez’s love of baseball takes no breaks

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As if 162 games behind the plate weren't enough in 2014 between the regular season, All-Star Game and postseason, Salvador Perez never had any doubts about representing Major League Baseball in the Japan All-Star Series against the host country's natio... Read More »

Escobar shuns rest to play in Japan Series

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After 162 regular season games with the Royals and 15 more in the postseason, Alcides Escobar still wanted to play more baseball. So instead of resting in November, the Venezuelan native opted to take part in the Japan All-Star series. Read More »

Royals’ Ventura finishes sixth in AL ROY balloting

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Yordano Ventura's fine first season for the Royals got some recognition in the American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award voting. He finished sixth, well behind unanimous winner Jose Abreu of the White Sox. Read More »

Entire coaching staff to return for 2015 season

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The same seven-man staff that helped manager Ned Yost put the Royals into the 2014 World Series is set to return next season. Read More »

Royals pick up option on reliever Davis

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The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that the club has exercised its one-year option on right-handed pitcher Wade Davis for the 2015 season. Read More »

Talent in KC on display during improbable year

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Honestly, not even fervent Royals believers might have forecast this: The team took the 110th World Series right down to the final out before turning loose of their finest and most improbable season in 29 years. Read More »

Royals deal Hendriks back to Jays for Minors catcher

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Pitcher Liam Hendriks' stay with the Royals was brief, and now he's returned to where he started the season. Hendriks was traded back to Toronto in exchange for Minor League catcher Santiago Nessy, the Royals announced on Thursday. Read More »