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  1. Royals call up pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi for debut

    Sep 17, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

    With their Triple-A team eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs the Royals have called up pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi for his first taste of the big leagues. Odorizzi was the Brewers’ first-round pick in 2007 and was traded to the Royals as part of the haul for Zack Greinke. He rated among Baseball America‘s…

  2. Lorenzo Cain expected to miss rest of season with hamstring injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    When the Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez over the winter, the objective was to give Lorenzo Cain an opportunity to be the regular center fielder. Things haven’t exactly worked out as planned. While Sanchez was a major bust before being traded to the Rockies for Jeremy Guthrie, Cain just hasn’t…

  3. Luke Hochevar plunks Mike Trout, gets ejected

    Jul 25, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

    Luke Hochevar, Mike Trout

    After the Angels’ Jered Weaver twice drilled Lorenzo Cain earlier in the game, the Royals apparently opted for a little retaliation Wednesday, with Luke Hochevar plunking Mike Trout on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning. Hochevar, who had already given up eight runs and was just about done for the day…

  4. That Melky Cabrera trade isn’t looking so good

    Jul 11, 2012, 1:04 AM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    Melky Cabrera‘s return to Kauffman Stadium was a roaring success Tuesday, as he went 2-for-3 and captured All-Star Game MVP honors in the National League’s 8-0 shutout of the American League. Cabrera earned his trip to Kansas City by collecting an NL-leading 119 hits in the first half. He’s batting .353/.391/.519 with eight homers and…

  5. Orioles “going hard” after Brewers ace Zack Greinke

    Jul 6, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    There will be no shortage of teams interested in Zack Greinke if the Brewers make him available before the July 31 trade deadline and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are already “going hard” after the former Cy Young winner. Connolly spoke to a an unnamed MLB executive from a non-Baltimore…

  6. Brewers “preparing to move” Zack Greinke if they can’t sign him to extension

    Jun 26, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    greinke getty

    Zack Greinke is three months from cashing in as a free agent and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that other teams believe the Brewers are preparing to trade him if they can’t agree to a long-term extension by July 31. Milwaukee is 7.5 games out of the NL Central lead at 33-40, but the addition…

  7. Lorenzo Cain restarts rehab assignment following April setback

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    The Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants during the offseason with the idea that Lorenzo Cain would be their starting center fielder moving forward. That trade obviously hasn’t worked out so well for the Royals, as Cabrera is hitting .364 this season and leads the majors in hits while Jonathan Sanchez has been terrible…

  8. Lorenzo Cain aggravates groin injury on rehab assignment

    Apr 25, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago Cubs

    Three games into his minor-league rehab assignment Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain has aggravated his groin injury, canceling plans for him to come off the disabled list Friday. General manager Dayton Moore told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that Cain “had another strain” and “we’re still waiting on the final diagnosis.” Cain injured…

  9. Mitch Maier takes mound, shuts down the Indians for an inning

    Apr 15, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT

    Mitch Maier

    Mitch Maier got the start in center field for the Royals on Sunday with Lorenzo Cain on the DL, but he finished the game on the mound, throwing a scoreless ninth inning in a 13-7 loss to the Indians. It was Maier’s second career relief appearance and both have resulted in scoreless innings. Maier, who…

  10. Royals place Lorenzo Cain on disabled list with groin injury

    Apr 12, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago Cubs

    Lorenzo Cain had a huge spring training, hitting .371 with five homers and a 1.193 OPS in 27 games, but he went just 2-for-15 to begin the season and has now been placed on the disabled list with a groin injury. Cain suffered the injury Tuesday and the Royals indicated that he was likely to…

  11. Springtime Storylines: Are the Kansas City Royals finally ready to contend?

    Mar 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers

    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 2012 season. Up next: Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Kansas City Royals finally ready to contend? Last season the Royals took…

  12. Royals demote projected second baseman Johnny Giavotella

    Mar 25, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Johnny Giavotella

    24-year-old Johnny Giavotella was expected to be the Royals’ second baseman and No. 2 hitter this season. After 44 at-bats this spring in which he hit .250/.267/.318, he’s on his way back to Triple-A. The Royals demoted the New Orleans product on Sunday, opting instead to go with Chris Getz and Yuniesky Betancourt as their…

  13. Royals acquire Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgeois from Astros

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Kansas City has added a pair of bench players by acquiring catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Astros for minor leaguer Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later. Quintero became expendable in Houston with Jason Castro back from injury and veteran Chris Snyder signed this offseason, but his ineptitude offensively…

  14. With free agency one year away Zack Greinke has left his agent for … no one

    Dec 12, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    NLDS Diamondbacks Brewers Baseball

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Zack Greinke left his representatives at CAA and is currently without an agent. Greinke has one season left on his contract and will hit the open market next offseason ready to cash in for a huge deal, so every agent in the business would love to nab him as…

  15. The Royals are interested in Gio Gonzalez

    Dec 5, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

    Gio Gonzalez

    The Royals are currently scouring the trade market for starting pitchers and according to Jon Heyman of SI.com, they have expressed interest in Athletics’ left-hander Gio Gonzalez. We heard late last month that the Marlins discussed a potential deal with the A’s, but balked at the asking price of either Logan Morrison or Mike Stanton.…

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