Kansas City Royals News

Royals C Gallagher tests positive for COVID-19

Royals C Gallagher tests positive for COVID-19

The Kansas City Royals said Saturday that catcher Cam Gallagher has tested positive for COVID-19."To say this caught me by surprise would be an understatement," Gallagher said, per MLB.com. "I played in last night's intrasquad game and felt great, then received the news this morning that my most recent test had come back positive."I am asymptomatic and will continue to work as hard as I can to stay ready while I quarantine. The first couple of weeks of workouts have just made me that much more excited about our ballclub and I can't wait to rejoin them and compete as soon as I'm allowed." ... Continue Reading

Royals' Top 30 Prospects list

Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch. ... Continue Reading

Sharon Robinson tours KC's youth academy

Sharon Robinson walked past the entrance mural that includes a portrait of her father, Jackie Robinson, as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. She moved on to the Don and Jean Wagner classroom, and she made subsequent stops at the athletic training room and the spacious indoor baseball diamond, with its bright green turf. ... Continue Reading

Royals looking to race back to winning ways

What will the 2019 Royals look like? Perhaps a little like the Royals from 2013-15, if all goes well. After going along with the industry trend the past few years of searching for pure power to manufacture runs, Kansas City will return to its former identity of speed and elite defense to try and win ballgames in 2019. ... Continue Reading

Royals ready to run with plethora of speed

Speed will be an essential theme for a Royals club that already boasts the Major League steals leader in Whit Merrifield (45) and a rising star in Adalberto Mondesi, who stole 32 bases in 75 games. ... Continue Reading

Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball

All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team. ... Continue Reading

Talented Phillips looks to improve at plate

When the Royals acquired speedy outfielder Brett Phillips from Milwaukee in the Mike Moustakas trade last July, Phillips immediately showed he could be a Royals-type defender, making numerous brilliant defensive plays in center field and right field. ... Continue Reading

Bailey inks Minor League deal with Royals

The Royals announced on Saturday that they signed veteran right-hander Homer Bailey to a Minor League contract with an invitation to the club's Major League Spring Training camp. ... Continue Reading

Predicting the Royals' Opening Day roster

OK, here's the fun part of February: projecting a way-too-early 25-man roster. The hardest part for the Royals will be sifting through the right-field options, as well as the bullpen, and the two are interconnected in terms of roster space. ... Continue Reading

30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big

Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month, MLB.com's beat writers were asked to identify one potentially overlooked acquisition for each of the 30 clubs. Here's who they came up with. ... Continue Reading