Kansas City Royals News

Isbel stays hot for Lexington

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday. ... Continue Reading

Keller goes 7 strong as Royals clip Jays

Brad Keller went seven strong innings and Ryan O'Hearn drove in all three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the Royals in the series opener. Devon Travis belted his ninth homer, while Sean Reid-Foley and batterymate Danny Jansen made their Major League debuts for the Blue Jays. Jansen logged a pair of singles… ... Continue Reading

Hochevar retires from Royals with no regrets

When former Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar had thoracic outlet surgery to alleviate pain in his lower neck and shoulder area two years ago this month, he still held out hope that he would one day pitch again in the Major Leagues. But that dream ended last year when Hochevar found he was unable to throw… ... Continue Reading

Duffy lands on DL with shoulder impingement

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday because of an impingement in his left shoulder. Right-hander Glenn Sparkman, who was sent back to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Blaine Boyer on Sunday, was recalled and will make a start in Duffy's place on Thursday. ... Continue Reading

Each team's jersey number likely to be retired next

Which active players might end up with their jerseys retired? Who potentially has that immortality in their future? We take a look at the most likely active player to someday have his number retired for every team. ... Continue Reading

Royals can't hang on after Junis' strong start

Jakob Junis tossed six innings of one-run ball in the Royals' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday in the I-70 Series finale at Kauffman Stadium, allowing just three hits and striking out eight in a strong outing that was spoiled by the bullpen. ... Continue Reading

Duffy labors before ejection in loss to Cards

Danny Duffy allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings in the Royals' 8-3 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium, as the left-hander's start ended with Harrison Bader's two-run homer and Duffy's subsequent ejection by first-base umpire Adam Hamari. ... Continue Reading

Peralta discovers success as Royals' closer

If this season has taught Royals right-hander Wily Peralta anything, it's that he's found a new home in the bullpen, particularly as a closer. ... Continue Reading

Smith struggles, bats run cold in loss to Cards

Royals rookie right-hander Burch Smith's struggles continue to mount. He lasted only 1 2/3 innings and gave up six hits and five runs in a 7-0 loss to the Cardinals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium. ... Continue Reading

Royals' nicknames for Players' Weekend

For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26. ... Continue Reading