Kansas City Royals News

Burt raking in Australian Baseball League

Here's a look at how top prospects, as well as some other notable players, are performing so far in offseason leagues. ... Continue Reading

Shrewd moves at Meetings bolster Royals

After signing utility man Chris Owings last week, the Royals moved quickly at the Winter Meetings and signed speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton to be their center fielder. The Royals also added two right-handers Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis in the Rule 5 Draft, hoping one or both could be the next Brad Keller, who was… ... Continue Reading

Royals add righties McWilliams, Ellis in Rule 5

Hoping to find another Brad Keller, the Royals added right-handers Sam McWilliams and Chris Ellis through Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. ... Continue Reading

Yost discusses Hamilton's lineup spot, defense

One of the first questions one might wonder about the Royals' signing of Billy Hamilton this week is: Where will he hit in the lineup? ... Continue Reading

Yost in favor of eliminating defensive shifts

Royals manager Ned Yost has made no secret of his disdain for the shift. So, when Yost was asked in his media session at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday about Major League Baseball's discussion on whether to ban the shift, he was quick to answer: "Eliminate them. Do it now." ... Continue Reading

Royals focused on Matheny in advisory role

When the Royals hired former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as a special assistant to the general manager last month, GM Dayton Moore knew the rumors likely would start: That Matheny was being put in place to be manager Ned Yost's eventual successor. But Moore said he sincerely isn't thinking that far down the line. ... Continue Reading

Royals sign Billy Hamilton to 1-year deal

The Royals made the signing of former Reds free-agent outfielder Billy Hamilton official, inking him to a one-year deal on Tuesday afternoon. ... Continue Reading

Moore: Merrifield staying put with KC

After the Royals signed free agent Billy Hamilton on Tuesday, what's next for Kansas City? Well, it likely won't be dealing Whit Merrifield, who led the Major Leagues in hits (192) and stolen bases (45) last season. ... Continue Reading

Heath makes AFL's Top Prospects team

The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning. ... Continue Reading

Every team's current franchise icon

Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild. ... Continue Reading