3/9/2014 | Dyson's basestealing is a big weapon for Royals
Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson swiped 34 bags in just 87 games last season, many of them in late-inning situations in which everyone in the ballpark knew he was going to take off.
3/9/2014 | Roster cuts likely after Tuesday's split-squad games
There are still 57 active players in the Royals' Major League camp but the first phase of full-scale cuts is at hand. Or, as manager Ned Yost said: "It's looming."
3/9/2014 | Infante scores lone Royals run in loss to Rockies
The Royals' only hit off Rockies starter Juan Nicasio was Omar Infante's single. Infante also walked and scored Kansas City's only run.
3/8/2014 | Butler getting results in spring, and ignoring them
Designated hitter Billy Butler picked up two hits, both singles, in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers, but he is far from satisfied despite a .348 (8-for-23) average this spring.
3/8/2014 | Coleman has perfect frame in return to hill
Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman finally got his campaign for a Royals bullpen berth underway on Saturday with one perfect inning against the Brewers.
3/8/2014 | Aoki visits old friends at Maryvale Park
Norichika Aoki, the Brewers' starting right fielder and leadoff man for most of the past two seasons before he was sent to the Royals for Will Smith, reunited with his old teammates Saturday when the Brewers met the Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park.
3/8/2014 | Three calls upheld by review against Brewers
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke threw his metaphorical first challenge flag on Saturday against the Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park.
3/8/2014 | Up to Shields to reverse Opening Day skid
The Royals have lost their last five season openers and have not even scored in the last two, so they could use a change of fortune when James Shields starts on March 31 in Detroit.
3/8/2014 | Davis no stranger to coming role as reliever
Wade Davis, a 6-foot-5 right-hander, has good numbers as a reliever. And though he was in competition for the Royals' fifth starting job, he spent all of 2012 in the Tampa Bay bullpen and the last month of 2013 in the Royals' bullpen.
3/8/2014 | Shields gets Opening Day nod for Royals
James Shields will start on Opening Day, Jeremy Guthrie will start the Royals' home opener and Wade Davis has been assigned to the bullpen, manager Ned Yost announced Saturday.
3/7/2014 | Moustakas gets work in Royals 'B' game
As it turned out, the Royals were shut out twice on Friday. Before their 5-0 loss to the Giants, they lost a five-inning "B" game to the Rangers, 3-0.
3/7/2014 | With Hochevar out, race for No. 5 starter heats up
Now that Luke Hochevar is headed for surgery, the battle for the Royals' fifth spot in the starting rotation is down to Danny Duffy, Wade Davis and Yordano Ventura.
3/7/2014 | Santana's return to KC still seems unlikely
Former Royals pitcher Ervin Santana is still on the open market and is still talking to clubs -- including the Royals.
3/7/2014 | Ventura, Davis deliver mixed results in loss to Giants
Hunter Pence and Mark Minicozzi belted home runs and Tim Lincecum reeled off three scoreless innings as the Giants defeated the Royals, 5-0, in a Cactus League game on Friday at Surprise Stadium.
3/7/2014 | In camp on Minors deal, Penny released
Brad Penny's comeback attempt took a hit on Friday when the Royals released the veteran right-hander.
3/7/2014 | Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery
Days after learning that right-hander Luke Hochevar would miss most of the early season with a right elbow injury, the team announced he will have Tommy John surgery.
3/6/2014 | Infante to get a few more days before seeing action
Plans to finally link second baseman Omar Infante and shortstop Alcides Escobar in a game have fallen through, at least temporarily, for Royals manager Ned Yost.
3/6/2014 | Gordon not satisfied with early hitting success
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon might be hitting .467 after his first six Spring Training games, but he certainly doesn't feel ready to go. Not yet.
3/6/2014 | Vargas settling in to rhythm of spring
Royals right-hander Jason Vargas continued to build on his solid start to spring with three innings of shutout baseball against the White Sox on Thursday.
3/6/2014 | Royals sign catcher Flores to Minor League deal
The Royals have signed catcher Jesus Flores, who played in the Major Leagues with the Nationals, to a Minor League contract.
3/6/2014 | Vargas tosses three scoreless against White Sox
Right-hander Jason Vargas posted three shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out one, in the Royals' 6-6 tie with the White Sox on Thursday. Brad Penny and Kelvin Herrera struggled in relief, but Alex Gordon returned to the lineup with three hits in three at-bats.
3/6/2014 | Perez a blossoming star in Kansas City
There are many things that describe the Royals' Salvador Perez. He's an All-Star, a Gold Glove winner and a team leader at 23, a big catcher with a big laugh, a big heart and a big future.
3/5/2014 | Shields isn't dwelling on contract extension
Royals ace James Shields has only this year at $13.5 million remaining on the contract he brought with him from the Rays. With another good season, there is speculation that as a free agent next winter, he could get a multi-year contract at $100 million or beyond.
3/5/2014 | Yost gets chance to go over replay procedure
There were no managerial challenges Wednesday on umpires' calls during the Royals' first game set up for the expanded instant replay system. However, it wasn't a waste of time for manager Ned Yost.
3/5/2014 | Infante makes mark in return as Royals' DH
Mike Moustakas stole the show with four RBIs and a home run, but the Royals also got an encouraging return performance from Omar Infante, who returned as the designated hitter in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
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