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  1. Danny Duffy not expected to rejoin Royals’ rotation until next Monday

    Sep 15, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    Duffy hasn’t pitched since September 6 due to rotator cuff inflammation.

  2. Ned Yost’s bullpen management strikes again

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Ned Yost

    Royals manager Ned Yost wanted a strikeout, so he brought in Aaron Crow, who has the bullpen’s lowest strikeout rate.

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

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

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals

    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

  5. Jason Vargas could rejoin the Royals’ rotation as soon as Sunday

    Jul 21, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Royals left-hander Jason Vargas underwent an appendectomy less than two weeks ago, but he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Sunday against the Indians.

  6. Jason Vargas out 3-4 weeks following appendectomy

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jason Vargas Royals

    Signed to a four-year, $32 million contract this offseason that draw quite a bit of criticism, Vargas has a career-best 3.31 ERA and was on pace for a career-high 225 innings after throwing just 150 innings for the Angels last year.

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.

  8. Video: Watch Mike Trout hit a 489-foot home run

    Jun 27, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Mike Trout hit a jaw-dropping 489-foot home run in the first inning of Friday’s game against the Royals.

  9. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

  10. 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.

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

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT

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    Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  13. Ian Kinsler homers, hits a walkoff single for the Tigers

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    But the biggest problem for the Royals wasn’t Ian Kinsler. It was Ned Yost’s bullpen management.

  14. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  15. 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…

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

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

    Wade Davis Getty

    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…

  17. 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…

  18. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  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. Scott Kazmir signs two-year, $22 million contract with A’s

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com says it’s a two-year, $22 million deal, which is a sneaky/interesting move for the A’s in a market where Ricky Nolasco just got $49 million for four years and guys like Phil Hughes and Jason Vargas got $8 million per season for three and four years. ========== Recent reports suggested…

  21. Report: Free agent Phil Hughes seeking more than two years

    Nov 30, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson is reporting via Twitter that a source close to Phil Hughes laughs at the notion that the Yankee would take a two-year deal. The Twins were reportedly interested in Hughes but Wolfson says he doesn’t see Hughes taking the team’s two-year offer if they do offer. Hughes was once a top…

  22. Aaron Crow and Tim Collins “very available” via trade

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    The Royals don’t have much wiggle room with their payroll after signing left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million contract last week, so they are willing to deal some of their bullpen surplus in order to address other areas of need. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star was told by rival club officials…

  23. Let’s pump the brakes on the “PED use got Jhonny Peralta his big deal” talk

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:43 AM EDT

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    With a respectful nod to Ken Rosenthal, our own Bill Baer and the players who have taken to Twitter in the past couple of days to talk about Jhonny Peralta, may I ask why everyone seems to think that Peralta’s new contract represents some sort of problem with the drug penalty system in baseball and…

  24. Jhonny Peralta seeking a four or five-year deal in the $56-75 million range

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta is seeking $56-75 million on a four- or five-year deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The former Tiger has drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the Mets and Yankees, but he might have to settle for less to sign a deal. Earlier, Jon Morosi of…

  25. Royals designate catcher George Kottaras for assignment

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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    After signing left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million contract this afternoon, the Royals have designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Kottaras was claimed off waivers from the Athletics last winter and played sparingly this past season with Salvador Perez carrying most of the load behind…

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