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  1. The Dodgers, Angels and Royals have interest in Bartolo Colon

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Two of those make sense. And why the Angels didn’t claim him on waivers still doesn’t make sense to me.

  2. Twins activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco

    After taking more than a month off to recuperate from an elbow injury, Ricky Nolasco will return to the Twins’ rotation for tonight’s game against the Royals.

  3. Kansas City rolls out the red carpet for SungWoo Lee, a Royals fan from Seoul, South Korea

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    sung woo lee

    This is a hard story to summarize because there are so many elements to it and the way it has grown and grown — and continues to grow — is pretty unique. The gist is this: A man living in Seoul, South Korea declares himself a Royals fan 20 years ago because he likes underdogs and thinks Kauffman Stadium looks beautiful and wants to use Major League Baseball broadcasts to improve his English skills …

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    Welcome to the Tigers, David Price. Welcome to the big leagues Javier Baez.

  5. Empty Yesterday: Kansas City’s trade deadline day

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    The Royals just had an infuriating trade deadline day.

  6. Hanley Ramirez is still experiencing shoulder discomfort

    Jun 24, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez missed a few games earlier this month because of irritation around the A/C joint in his right shoulder. He was given a cortisone injection on June 11 and it seemed to take care of the issue, but Ramirez is out of the Los Angeles starting lineup on Tuesday night in Kansas City with the very same right shoulder discomfort.

  7. Back to the Future

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    For a minute, it’s 1985, and the Royals are in first place. Savor this moment.

  8. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 15, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Danny Duffy struck out nine batters over seven scoreless innings and the Kansas City offense rattled off nine runs on 16 hits Saturday in a 9-1 victory against the host White Sox. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Royals, who are now 9-3 in June and just a game-and-a-half back of the Tigers for first place in the American League Central.

  9. Danny Duffy flirted with a perfect game

    May 18, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    The perfect game was flattered — it felt so nice to still be noticed at its age — but it’s already seeing someone and didn’t return Duffy’s flirtation.

  10. Ned Yost almost broke the Intentional Walk Rage System last night

    May 9, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

    Ned Yost and his flexible thumb

    All intentional walks stink. Some, however, stink worse than others. As a service, Joe Posnanski has created the Intentional Walk Rage System to gauge these things. Ned Yost darn near broke the thing last night.

  11. “Constant pain” sends Bruce Chen to the disabled list

    May 2, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week Royals left-hander Bruce Chen described himself as being in “constant pain” because of a swollen disk in his back, but planned to pitch through the pain. He won’t get a chance to do that, however, as the Royals have placed him on the disabled list.

  12. Bruce Chen expected to be placed on disabled list

    May 1, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen AP

    Bruce Chen isn’t feeling much improvement with a swollen disk in his back. Danny Duffy figures to take his spot in the Royals’ rotation.

  13. Inside Ned Yost’s head on odd use of closer Greg Holland

    Apr 27, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Houston Astros

    Ned Yost said he’d never use closer Greg Holland in a tie game on the road again. But he did use Holland to protect a seven-run lead on Sunday.

  14. Yordano Ventura expected to pitch 180-200 innings this year

    Mar 19, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Yordano Ventura was officially named the Royals’ fifth starter on Monday and on Wednesday manager Ned Yost told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star that the young right-hander will not be on a strict innings limit in his first full major league season. Yost said Ventura can go 180-200 innings. The 22-year-old tossed a total…

  15. Yordano Ventura and his 100-mph fastball will be in the Royals’ rotation

    Mar 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Yordano Ventura Royals

    Everyone loves a new pitching phenom, so here’s some good news: 22-year-old flame-thrower Yordano Ventura has won a spot in the Royals’ starting rotation, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Ventura made his MLB debut with three September starts last season and has been extremely impressive all spring, flashing a triple-digit fastball…

  16. 2014 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Ned Yost and his flexible thumb

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Royals finally ready to contend? Kansas City made a big jump…

  17. Wade Davis is no longer in the running for a rotation spot

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

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    The Royals gave Wade Davis a chance to win a rotation spot this spring even after he struggled as a starter last season, but Royals manager Ned Yost told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star this morning that the 28-year-old right-hander is out of the fifth starter competition and will pitch out of the…

  18. What on earth are the Royals doing now?

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen

    When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen to a one-year, $4.25 million contract this week, it was generally met with tepid approval. One could argue that he’s 90 percent of the pitcher Jason Vargas is for half of the salary and one-quarter the commitment. So, that’s not bad. But then came the fallout. First, it was…

  19. Royals to give Hochevar, Davis second… mmm, sixth chances as SPs

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Luke Hochevar

    After two seasons as a below average starter, Wade Davis broke through as a reliever for the Rays in 2012, amassing a 2.43 ERA and striking out 87 in 70 1/3 innings. The Royals plan after picking him up in the James Shields-Wil Myers trade? Move him back to the rotation. Luke Hochevar was a…

  20. A Thoroughly Enjoyable Season

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals

    Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…

  21. With Danny Duffy sidelined, the Royals are calling up Yordano Ventura

    Sep 16, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    It’s not happening under the best of circumstances, but the Royals are calling up one of their top pitching prospects to help their postseason efforts. CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler reports that Royals will call up prospect right-hander Yordano Ventura to start tomorrow night against the Indians. He’ll pitch in place of Danny Duffy, who was…

  22. Royals misjudge their talent, Wil pay the price

    Dec 9, 2012, 11:58 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    Royals GM Dayton Moore has told us for years to “trust the process.” For better or worse, he put forth his endgame on Sunday night, sacrificing top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, not to mention third baseman Patrick Leonard and left-hander Mike Montgomery, in order to bring in James Shields and Wade Davis from…

  23. Felipe Paulino likely to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Jun 22, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    Felipe Paulino

    Felipe Paulino is currently on the disabled list with a groin injury, but suddenly that’s the least of the hard-throwing Royals right-hander’s problems. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that Paulino has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and is “likely” to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. While…

  24. Pitching-starved Royals have found a gem in Felipe Paulino

    May 24, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Felipe Paulino

    One of the things holding the Royals’ rebuilding effort back despite a steady influx of young talent is their lack of quality starting pitching, as former No. 1 overall pick Luke Hochevar has a 5.39 career ERA at age 28 and 23-year-old Danny Duffy blew out his elbow after showing lots of promise. Kansas City’s…

  25. Royals get in on big B1G1F sale

    May 18, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    Blake Wood

    The Royals announced Friday afternoon that Danny Duffy and Blake Wood would both undergo Tommy John surgery within the next two weeks. It was already well established that Duffy was going down this path. Wood, a 26-year-old right-hander, had been on the DL since the start of the season with what the team was calling…

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