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Kansas City Star Mar 26, 2017

Royals’ Hammel continues to work on change-up in 8-7 victory over Angels

When Royals starter Jason Hammel began his spring, he set a simple goal: He sought to transform his change-up from an average offering to a weapon. In his penultimate outing …
Boston Herald Mar 25, 2017
Duffy, Kennedy will front Royals' rotation

Duffy, Kennedy will front Royals' rotation

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Danny Duffy will start on opening day for the Kansas City Royals after he began last season in the bullpen.Manager Ned Yost also announced the rest of his rotation on Saturday. Ian Kennedy will start the second game and the April 10 home opener against Oakland. Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns will round out the rotation in that order.Kansas City opens the season on April 3 at Minnesota.Really a tough week, Duffy said with a laugh.The 28-year-old Duffy returned to the Royals camp wearing a gold medallion after helping Team USA win the World Baseball Classic. He...
Kansas City Star Mar 25, 2017

Danny Duffy officially chosen as Royals’ opening day starter

Royals manager Ned Yost on Saturday announced that Danny Duffy will be his opening day starter. Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns will follow in the Royals …
Kansas City Star Mar 20, 2017

Photo gallery: Reds 10, Royals 6

Royals starter Jason Hammel records five strikeouts in 10-6 loss to Reds …
Kansas City Star Mar 20, 2017

Hammel shines, Strahm stumbles in Royals' 10-6 loss to the Reds

On a day manager Ned Yost solidified the Royals’ starting rotation, Jason Hammel offered the latest evidence that the unit could be vastly improved in 2017. The day began with …
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 20, 2017

Rotation Notes: Royals, Cardinals, Padres

The Royals have named Nate Karns their fifth starter, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star writes (Twitter links). That means veterans Travis Wood and Chris Young will pitch out of the bullpen. Karns joins a rotation that also includes Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel and Jason Vargas. Karns, who arrived in a winter trade for…
Kansas City Star Mar 15, 2017

Photo gallery: White Sox 7, Royals 3

Jason Hammel delivers five strikes out five in Royals 7-3 loss to White Sox …
Kansas City Star Mar 15, 2017

Hammel impresses, Mondesi homers in 7-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox

The most impressive performance of Jason Hammel’s spring was spoiled by one pitch to White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada. Well, nearly spoiled. “Save for the last pitch, it was …
Chicago Tribune Mar 15, 2017

Wednesday's recap: White Sox 7, Royals 3

Second baseman Yoan Moncada hit two home runs, including a game-tying, two-run shot off former Cubs starter Jason Hammel in the fifth inning of the White Sox's 7-3 victory at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday. At the plate: Avisail Garcia and Cody Asche hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning...
Rotoworld Mar 4, 2017

Hammel scoreless in two-inning spring debut - Jason Hammel (S) Kansas City Royals

Jason Hammel did not allow a run over two innings in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Giants.
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 4, 2017

Central Notes: Hammel, Soler, Adams, Masterson, Brewers

Righty Jason Hammel discussed his transition from the Cubs to the Royals with reporters including Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com. The veteran starter says he wasn’t ready to give up starting at this stage, which may have been in the plans had he remained in Chicago. “I felt like I had proven myself over and over and over again for…
Chicago Tribune Mar 2, 2017
Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel learned about free agency the hard way

Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel learned about free agency the hard way

Jason Hammel believes skipping final start with Cubs last season raised unnecessary red flags that cost him robust free agent deal before Royals signed him.
Chicago Tribune Mar 2, 2017
Cozy Chicago suits former Cub Jason Hammel

Cozy Chicago suits former Cub Jason Hammel

Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel likes Chicago so much he plans to live there in the offseason.
CSN Chicago Mar 1, 2017

Inside Jason Hammel’s free-agent odyssey from Cubs to Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. Amid the whirlwind of the Cubs winning their first World Series title in 108 years, a Grant Park rally that may or may not have been one of the biggest gatherings in history and those championship parties, team president Theo Epstein met with pitcher Jason Hammel in his Southport Corridor home.
Chicago Sun-Times Mar 1, 2017
Will Hammel make Cubs regret declining his contract option?

Will Hammel make Cubs regret declining his contract option?

Jason Hammel, who won 15 games last year, didn't want to leave the Cubs and said "free agency sucks." But he loves his chances with the Royals.

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