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K.C. Royals

Royals name Sweeney to front-office position
February 8, 2014
Mike Sweeney will get another chance to help the Royals make the playoffs. Their longtime first baseman and arguably one of the most popular players in Royals history was hired Friday as club’s special assistant to baseball operations. Sweeney will help at spring training and assist general manager Dayton Moore and others on various projects.
Shields considers returning to Royals
February 1, 2014
Royals ace James Shields is open to staying in Kansas City beyond this season. That news should make the thousands of fans, already flying high over the team’s strong finish a year ago, feel even better as they turned out for their annual FanFest on Friday.
Royals, Chen agree to $4.25M deal
January 30, 2014
Left-hander Bruce Chen got his wish Thursday, agreeing to a $4.25 million, one-year contract to return to the Kansas City Royals, where he has spent the past five seasons.
Royals, Maxwell reach deal
January 22, 2014
Outfielder Justin Maxwell and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,325,000, leaving closer Greg Holland and reliever Aaron Crow as their only unsigned players in arbitration.
Hosmer, Hochevar, Bonifacio agree on Royals contracts
January 18, 2014
The Royals agreed to one-year deals Friday with first baseman Eric Hosmer, right-hander Luke Hochevar and utilityman Emilio Bonifacio to avoid going to arbitration.
Royals sign Penny, Mota
January 17, 2014
The Royals have signed former All-Star pitcher Brad Penny and veteran reliever Guillermo Mota to minor-league contracts that include invitations to spring training.
Orioles send Valencia to Royals
December 19, 2013
The Orioles have obtained outfielder David Lough from the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.
Royals introduce new 2B Omar Infante at Kauffman
December 18, 2013
Omar Infante walked past the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, where he dressed so many times as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and slipped on a crisp, new Kansas City Royals jersey. It was the latest sign of that the Royals intend to compete for the AL Central this season.
Royals, Infante reach tentative agreement
December 14, 2013
The Kansas City Royals might have found their answer at second base. The Royals and veteran Omar Infante reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract Friday night, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the contract.
Royals trade for Brewers outfielder Aoki
December 6, 2013
The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter Thursday, which also means the Brewers are likely to shift Ryan Braun to right field. Milwaukee received left-hander Will Smith, who spent most of the past couple seasons shuffling between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha, and between the bullpen and the starting rotation.
Royals extend Moore’s contract
November 30, 2013
Royals general manager Dayton Moore will have at least two more years to prove that he can get the once-wayward franchise that he took over in 2006 back to the playoffs.
Royals fill pitching void with vet Vargas
November 21, 2013
The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana’s free agency.
Royals exercise Shields’ option
November 1, 2013
The Kansas City Royals exercised their $13.5 million option on right-hander James Shields on Thursday after he anchored one of the league’s best starting rotations last season.
Royals reward Yost with two-year extension
October 1, 2013
The vast rebuilding job that Ned Yost inherited as the manager of the Kansas City Royals was strikingly similar to the one he took on when he was hired by the Milwaukee Brewers. The difference this time is that Yost will have a chance to stick around.
Royals end on win
September 29, 2013
The Kansas City Royals think this is only the beginning. Wait until next year comes around.