Kansas City Royals

Royals Notes: Perez, First Base, Holland, Trades

After missing all of 2019, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will see extended stretches of time at first base in 2020, per The Athletic’s Alec Lewis (via Twitter). Perez underwent Tommy John surgery, and the Royals are willing to be...
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Padres Rumors: Merrifield, Hedges, Mejia

The Padres traded second baseman Luis Urias to the Brewers a couple weeks ago, and now they’re attempting to replace him. To that end, they’ve “been trying to” swing a deal for Royals second baseman/outfielder Whit...
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Central Rumors: Royals, Pirates, Frazier, Indians, Ramirez

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Monday that they have held “international discussions” in regards to an extension for slugging outfielder Jorge Soler, Alec Lewis of The Athletic tweets. To this point, though, the Royals have not...
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Tigers Sign Jorge Bonifacio To Minor-league Deal

The Tigers have signed corner outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to a minor-league contract, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com (via Twitter). The deal includes an invite to spring training, Beck adds. Bonifacio was released last month by the Royals, with whom...
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Winter Meetings Previews: Royals, White Sox

In advance of the winter meetings, let’s take a moment to quickly preview a couple teams from the American League Central… The Kansas City Royals will look for value buys on the free agent market, per Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City...

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Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-marit Met Jeffrey Epstein Several Times In 2011-13

I think I’ve only written about the Norwegian royals a few times over the years. I generally don’t find them as interesting as the Swedish royals, but suddenly Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit got a lot more interesting for all the wrong...

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Yankees Reportedly Among Teams Interested In Royals’ Tim Hill

There is “plenty of trade interest” in Royals submarining left-hander Tim Hill, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com writes. The Yankees are among Hill’s most ardent suitors, according to Feinsand. While he didn’t debut in the majors...
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Royals Request Release Waivers On Jorge Bonifacio

The Royals announced that they’ve requested unconditional release waivers on outfielder Jorge Bonifacio. He was designated for assignment last week. Bonifacio, 26, was the team’s primary right fielder in 2017 and gave fans some cause for...

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Cubs Interested In Whit Merrifield

The Cubs are showing “continued interest” in Royals’ second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield, reported Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network earlier this week. The two-time reigning MLB hits leader is guaranteed just $15.25MM over the...

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Mlb Owners Approve Sale Of Royals To John Sherman

MLB owners have approved the sale of the Kansas City Royals baseball club to area businessman John Sherman, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link). In August, word came that longtime Royals owner David Glass was discussing a...
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Royals Designate Jorge Bonifacio, Three Others For Assignment

The Royals announced that they’ve designated outfielder Jorge Bonifacio, catcher Nick Dini and right-handers Conner Greene and Arnaldo Hernandez for assignment in advance of tonight’s deadline to set 40-man rosters prior to...

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Jorge Soler Switches Agencies

Royals designated hitter Jorge Soler has made a change in representation. According to a tweet from Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Soler has chosen to work with agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management after previously working with ACES (link). The...

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Royals Sign Matt Reynolds To Minor League Contract

The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of infielder Matt Reynolds to a minor league contract. Reynolds has previously appeared in the majors with the Mets and Nationals. Reynolds, 29 in December, was a 2nd round draft choice of the New York...
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Latest On Royals’ Offseason Plans

The Royals are still grinding through a rebuild and are undergoing a transition at the ownership level, so it never seemed likely they’d be big players on the open market. The club’s precise plans have remained a mystery, but we’re...

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Giants Announce Series Of Roster Moves

The Giants announced a flurry of roster moves, claiming infielder Kean Wong from the Angels and right-hander Trevor Oaks from the Royals. The Giants also formally announced their previously reported claim of righty Rico Garcia from the Rockies...

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Royals Hire Mike Matheny As Manager

Matheny, the former Cardinals manager, was hired by Kansas City as a special adviser last November, and on Thursday the club named him manager.
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Kansas City Royals Hire Mike Matheny As Manager

Mike Matheny was hired by the Kansas City Royals to be the team's next manager. He'd previously managed the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this decade.       
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Pedro Grifol To Receive Second Interview With Giants

The Giants will provide a second interview to Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol in their hiring search for a new manager, according to a tweet from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (link). The 49-year-old Grifol played nine minor league seasons...

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Central Notes: Pirates, Royals, Indians

Let’s check in on a few teams from the majors’ Central divisions… A month after their season ended, the Pirates made the surprising decision to fire general manager Neal Huntington on Monday. There are already at least a few...
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Dale Sveum Not In Running For Royals Managerial Opening

The Royals are believed to be looking internally for their next manager, but it probably won’t be bench coach Dale Sveum, reports Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com. Instead, Sveum has expressed a desire to take on a “different role”...

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