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  1. 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.

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.

  3. Yordano Ventura feels healthy enough to start Thursday

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yordano Ventura is scheduled to start Thursday against the Cardinals, which means the Royals were (thankfully) right about the flamethrowing right-hander missing just one or two starts with “lateral elbow discomfort.”

  4. MRI exam on Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard’s elbow comes back clean

    May 27, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Noah Syndergaard Mets

    Today is apparently the day to get good injury news on young pitchers.

  5. Royals get good news on Yordano Ventura’s elbow injury

    May 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    For once, some good news on an injured young pitcher: Royals general manager Dayton Moore just told MLB Network that Yordano Ventura is expected to miss just one start after leaving yesterday’s game with an elbow injury.

  6. Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer shut down for two months

    May 27, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    Kyle Zimmer Royals

    As if the Yordano Ventura news wasn’t enough to ruin every Royals fan’s day, now top prospect and 2012 fifth overall pick Kyle Zimmer has been shut down for 6-8 weeks with a strained lat muscle.

  7. Yordano Ventura leaves start with lateral elbow discomfort, will be sent for MRI

    May 26, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Another talented young pitcher is injured. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura left tonight’s start in the third inning with lateral elbow discomfort and will go for an MRI.

  8. The Royals still aren’t hitting home runs

    May 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    The Kansas City Royals have hit 14 home runs in their first 36 games this year. That is not just the worst home run rate in baseball by far in 2014, it’s among the worst in recent baseball history.

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

    May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    In today’s ATH we offer a few quick history lessons too. For example, did you know that “And That Happened” used to be called “Hark, this Occurred” back when it was a print feature? True story.

  10. Chris Davis exits Friday night’s game with an oblique strain

    Apr 25, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Orioles had a scare on Friday night when their power-hitting first baseman left early with an injury.

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

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Night court

    I only watched a little baseball last night. Watched a lot of “Night Court” though.

  12. Damn, kid! Yordano Ventura threw a 103 mph pitch last night

    Apr 9, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    Yordano Ventura Royals

    Everyone already knew that Royals rookie Yordano Ventura throws incredibly hard, but his 2014 debut last night was on a whole different level.

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

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  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. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

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