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  1. Mike Moustakas recalled from AAA Omaha

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  2. Royals demote Mike Moustakas to Triple-A

    May 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    One week ago Royals manager Ned Yost said he was sticking with third baseman Mike Moutakas despite a ghastly .147 batting average. Today the Royals demoted Moustakas to Triple-A.

  3. Royals are sticking with Mike Moustakas and his .147 batting average

    May 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitting .147 through 32 games, leading to speculation that he could be demoted back to the minors, but manager Ned Yost made it very clear yesterday that won’t be happening.

  4. Mike Moustakas could be demoted on Tuesday

    May 11, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Mike Moustakas, the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2007 draft, could find himself back in Triple-A as he is entering his fourth season with very little offensive success.

  5. Omar Infante returns to the Royals’ lineup following scary HBP

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Ned Yost, Omar Infante

    The Royals get a valuable player back in the lineup after a scary incident earlier in the week.

  6. 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…

  7. Royals have no interest in platooning Mike Moustakas

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Since earning a promotion to the big leagues in June 2011, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has compiled a meager .606 OPS against left-handed pitching. In 2013, his third season in the Majors, he finished with a .546 OPS against southpaws. So when the Royals acquired infielder Danny Valencia — author of a career .879…

  8. Orioles sign Xavier Paul

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

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    One day after trading Danny Valencia for outfielder David Lough the Orioles have added some more outfield depth, with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reporting that they’ve agreed to a minor-league deal with Xavier Paul. Paul has bounced around a lot without getting a ton of extended chances, hitting .254 with 12 homers and…

  9. Orioles trade Danny Valencia to Royals for David Lough

    Dec 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Chris Davis Getty

    Kansas City and Baltimore swapped role players, with the Orioles sending third baseman/first baseman Danny Valencia to the Royals for outfielder David Lough. Valencia was overmatched as a regular for the Twins, but has found a good niche as a part-timer used mostly versus left-handed pitching. He hit .304 with eight homers and an .888…

  10. Orioles designate Wilson Betemit for assignment

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    Wilson Betemit Reuters

    Henry Urrutia is back from the restricted list after not being allowed into Canada due to visa issues and to make room for his return to the roster the Orioles designated Wilson Betemit for assignment. Betemit missed the first four-plus months of the season recovering from a spring training knee injury and struggled to find…

  11. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  12. Tigers minor leaguer Cesar Carrillo suspended 100 games

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Tigers minor leaguer Cesar Carrillo, who was named in the Biogenesis documents, has been suspended 100 games for what MLB announced as “his violations of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.” No other specifics were given, which is unusual for drug-related suspensions. Carrillo was the Padres’ first-round pick in 2005 out of the…

  13. Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal. The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on…

  14. Ryan Braun’s name discovered in the Biogenesis records

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports: Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun‘s name is in records of the Miami-area clinic alleged to have distributed performance-enhancing drugs to a rash of baseball players, and Major League Baseball will investigate the link to the former MVP who tested positive for illegal synthetic testosterone during the 2011 postseason.…

  15. The Red Sox win the championship!

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Pawtucket Red Sox

    OK, it was just the Governors’ Cup, the trophy given to the winner of the Triple-A level International League championship. But it is one thing for the Red Sox to celebrate in a dismal 2012 season. They hadn’t won the title in 28 years. The Pawtucket Red Sox finished a sweep of the best-of-five series…

  16. Red Sox activate Vicente Padilla from disabled list

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla is back from the disabled list following a minimum 15-day stay, rejoining the Red Sox’s bullpen after missing time with a biceps injury. To make room for Padilla’s return the Red Sox sent Danny Valencia to Triple-A after initially calling him up to help sub for the injured Will Middlebrooks at third base.…

  17. Chien-Ming Wang throws eight innings in rehab start

    May 14, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Chien-Ming Wang

    I just watched Chien-Ming Wang‘s latest minor-league rehab start on MLB Network and he looked pretty good, throwing eight innings against the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate. The bad news is that Wang managed only one strikeout, gave up 11 hits, and allowed four runs. The good news is that recently demoted big leaguer Danny Valencia‘s double…

  18. Danny Valencia, starting third baseman since 2010, demoted to Triple-A by Twins

    May 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins, Game 2

    As soon as the Twins called up Brian Dozier to start at shortstop and shifted Jamey Carroll into a utility man role it was clear that Danny Valencia and Alexi Casilla were on some very thin ice. Carroll has started each of the past three games at second base, but apparently that was due mostly…

  19. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  20. Why not another no-hitter for Jered Weaver?

    May 7, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    So, yeah, it’s probably still a thousand-to-one shot, but in his rematch with the Twins tonight, Jered Weaver would seem to be better set up for back-to-back no-hitters than any pitcher in memory. Here’s how tonight’s Twins lineup has hit right-handers this season: CF Denard Span – .321 SS Brian Dozier – MLB debut (.316…

  21. Twins name Brian Dozier new starting shortstop

    May 6, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

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    The Twins have just nine total hits in their last four games, which is among the worst stretches of offensive futility in Major League Baseball history. So they’re going to make some changes. According to Dustin Morse, the Twins’ director of baseball communications, manager Ron Gardenhire announced Sunday morning that Brian Dozier will be the…

  22. Mike Trout is really, really fast

    May 2, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Mike Trout isn’t the fastest man in baseball because that honor likely goes to Reds prospect Billy Hamilton, but the Angels phenom is still pretty damn fast. How fast, exactly? Last night Trout beat out a bunt down the third base line despite Twins third baseman Danny Valencia playing him to bunt and did so…

  23. Twins recall Drew Butera, drop Sean Burroughs

    May 2, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Drew Butera

    After playing every inning of the first 21 games Joe Mauer took a foul ball off his knee and sat out Monday. He returned last night as designated hitter, but the Twins felt the need to add Drew Butera as a third catcher while designating Sean Burroughs for assignment to make room on the roster.…

  24. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Mar 1, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    The Question

    It was a long offseason, my friends. A light winter in these parts but a harsh one all the same. The usual offseason non-stories seemed even less-satisfying than normal. On a personal level, I spent many long, dark hours searching for meaning and happiness in a world that seemed uncompromising, unforgiving and indifferent to humanity.…

  25. Danny Valencia is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 20, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    From La Velle Neal of the Star-Tribune, reporting from Fort Myers this morning: I headed over to the other side of the clubhouse, where Danny Valencia dresses. Get your urban dictionaries out, because Valencia wants everyone to know he’s “yoked,” this year. He weighs about the same as he did last season but says it’s…

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