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K.C. Royals

Vargas effective for Royals
March 2, 2014
Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut, and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres, 7-3, in a game that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
Royals roll past Rangers, 11-1
March 1, 2014
James Shields threw a perfect inning, and Mike Moustakas drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Texas Rangers, 11-1, on Friday.
Royals fall to Rangers in spring opener
February 28, 2014
Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals, 11-7, on Thursday.
Royals bank on defense
February 27, 2014
If defense wins championships, the Kansas City Royals could end their 29-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners — first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon — for the first time in their history.
Royals sign seven to one-year deals
February 22, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with seven players not yet eligible for arbitration on major-league contracts, including third basemen Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia.
Royals report to spring training with playoffs in mind
February 19, 2014
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is all about “Breaking Bad” this spring training. He has downloaded the popular cable TV series onto his iPad and plans to watch episodes as he runs on a treadmill. The Royals breaking good, however, will be foremost on Yost’s mind. On Wednesday, the first day for position players to report, he simply smiled when asked whether a documentary on the Royals’ breaking good would be a good download.
Royals crave playoffs run
February 15, 2014
Starting pitcher James Shields entered Royals camp Friday wearing a shirt with the word “propaganda” on the front. The Royals begin spring training with hopes of ending a 29-year-old playoff drought since winning the 1985 World Series.
Royals’ Holland mum on contract discussions
February 11, 2014
Royals pitchers and catchers report to Arizona for the start of spring training on Friday, and that presumably means All-Star closer Greg Holland will be there. Of course, there’s a little business that still needs to be finished.
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.