2:25 PM EST, Mon December 09, 2013
Kansas City Royals Rumors & News
Kansas City Star 3 hours ago
Dan Quisenberry's latest chance at the Hall of Fame came up short Monday when he failed to gain sufficient support for induction by the Expansion Era committee. The 16-member panel instead cast unanimous votes for three former managers: Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.
Kansas City Star 21 hours ago
The sting of seeing Carlos Beltran sign with the Yankees is still fresh for the Royals as the Winter Meetings commence their four-day run Monday at a Disney resort. All indications suggest general manager Dayton Moore might now be content to make only minor tweaks to the roster before the Royals convene in mid-February for spring training.
Kansas City Star Dec 7, 2013
Yes, it's been a whirlwind week of franchise-altering player moves topped, unquestionably, by the Mariners' remarkable 10-year deal with free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano for $240 million. But there's much still to do. The Royals come to Disney after ticking off two major boxes on their offseason checklist by signing free-agent pitcher Jason Vargas and acquiring outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee for reliever Will Smith. And one big miss: Carlos Beltran agreed Friday to sign with the Yankees for $45 million over three years.
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 6, 2013
NEW YORK — Two people familiar with the negotiations say outfielder Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $45 million, three-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not yet been announced. The deal was first reported by the New York Daily News. read more
Kansas City Star Dec 6, 2013
Free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran plans to return to New York -- and not to the Royals -- according to media reports Friday night There was no immediate confirmation from Beltran or the Yankees, but the deal is believed to be worth $45 million over three years.
Ball Star | Kansas City Star Dec 6, 2013
Here's a scouting report on new Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee.
Kansas City Star Dec 5, 2013
He is accused of fighting with another golfer during a dispute Nov. 15 at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course in Longview Lake Park. Armstrong said he was the victim in the assault and planned to contest the ticket.
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 5, 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. read more
Kansas City Star Dec 5, 2013
The Royals landed a new outfielder Thursday morning, but it wasn't free-agent Carlos Beltran, who held a much-publicized visit earlier this week at Kauffman Stadium. The newcomer is Norichika Aoki, whom the Royals acquired from Milwaukee for left-handed pitcher Will Smith. Aoki, 31, is a left-handed hitter who spent the last two years with the Brewers after eight seasons at Yakult in Japan's Central League. He batted .286 last season with a .356 on-base percentage in 155 games.
Ball Star | Kansas City Star Dec 4, 2013
Kelsey Miller, the girlfriend of Royals minor league pitcher Jason Adam, was recently crowned Miss Delaware USA.
Kansas City Star Dec 3, 2013
The Royals' push to reacquire free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran accelerated Tuesday in face-to-face meetings and negotiations in Kansas City. The Royals pushed Beltran, 36, to the top of their offseason target list once they filled their need for a veteran starting pitcher by signing left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year deal for $32 million on Nov. 22.
Kansas City Star Dec 2, 2013
Royals second baseman Chris Getz is officially a free agent. The team on Monday revealed that it won't offer a contract to Getz.
Kansas City Star Dec 1, 2013
Money talks. But it raises its voice Monday around Major League Baseball as clubs confront an 11 p.m. deadline Central time for offering contracts to all players under their control. That's particularly true for the Royals.
Kansas City Star Nov 30, 2013
Whenever and wherever the hard bargaining starts for free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the Royals want at a seat at the table. How long they stay there depends on how rich the bidding becomes.
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