Royals Make Trade With Orioles to Acquire Danny Valencia

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The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles completed a trade today swapping outfielder David Lough for third baseman Danny Valencia. Lough has a career slash line of  .278/.308/.396 over two major league seasons and 400 plate appearances.  The left-handed hitting Lough can play all three outfield positions. Among all outfielders that played 500 or more […]

Royals Reach Agreement With Omar Infante

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with second baseman Omar Infante, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.  Infante’s contract is for four years and $30 million. The New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds were also interested in Infante, who turned down a three-year deal from the Yankees for $24 million. Infante, who will turn 32 in two weeks, is coming off […]

Royals Acquire Norichika Aoki In Trade With Brewers

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The Kansas City Royals have acquired Norichika Aoki  in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers will get left-hander Will Smith in return. Aokie, 32, hit .286/.356/.370 with eight homers and 20 stolen bases in 2013 and will earn  around $2 million in 2014. Aoki is primarily a right fielder and plays solid defense (+4.2 UZR/150; +21 […]

Avoid Ervin Santana – Breaking Down The Numbers

Free Agent News

Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana is seeking a $100 million deal. That’s unlikely to happen. For various reasons, Santana is the riskiest pitcher in the free agent market. Pitchers tend to be risky, especially those on the wrong side of 30, but several factors in Santana’s profile make him even riskier. Santana had a good 2013 season […]

Royals Miguel Tejada Suspended 105 Games For Amphetamines

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Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended for 105 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned amphetamine under the joint drug agreement, MLB has announced. The suspension is effective immediately. Tejada has previously tested positive and was subject for a 25-game suspension for a second test. And then he failed a third test, […]

Kansas City Royals Acquire Houston Astros Justin Maxwell

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According to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports the Kansas City Royals have acquired OF Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros. Maxwell is 29 and is hitting .241/.311/.387 with two home runs in 115 plate appearances for Houston in 2013, after hitting 18 homers in 2012. The Astros will get minor league pitcher Kyle Smith. Smith 20, has a 2.85 […]

James Shields Dominant Again, Royals Win Late

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James Shields cost arguably the top prospect in baseball and was brought to Kansas City to be the ace of the staff. So far this year, Shields has been worth everything the Royals’ sacrificed. “Big Game” James was stellar at home against an overmatched Houston lineup, but was matched by Astros’ starter, Jordan Lyles in […]

George Brett Named Interim Hitting Coach For Kansas City Royals

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Hall of Famer George Brett was named the interim hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals and will take over the job immediately. Brett will replace Jack Maloof and Andre David, who have been reassigned within the organization. Brett  has worked numerous times as a volunteer coach at spring training but this is his first in […]

Patient Shields and Royals Overcome Cobb and Rays

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After giving up a tw0-run homer to Matt Joyce in the first inning, James Shields settled in to beat the Rays 8-2. Alex Cobb was in complete control until the sixth inning when the Royals scored four runs including a two run home run by Mike Moustakas, his first of the season. The Royals went […]