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Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 22, 2014

Move over, Rudolph; Royals take Christmas Eve stage

Sports fans weary of watching Christmas Eve shows about reindeer will have a Moose alternative this year. For the third year, cable and satellite TV provider Fox Sports Kansas City will run a Christmas Eve marathon of five games deemed by viewers to be the best of the Kansas City Royals' 2014 regular-season campaign. read more
Orange County Register Dec 19, 2014
Angels acquire 2B Johnny Giavotella from Royals

Angels acquire 2B Johnny Giavotella from Royals

The Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella on Friday from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-hander Brian Broderick, who had just been signed to a minor league deal this winter. Giavotella, 27, who was designated for assignment by...
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 19, 2014

Royals officially ink outfielder Rios to $11 million, 1-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 19, 2014

Royals trade Johhny Giavotella to Angels for minor league pitcher

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick. The clubs announced the deal Friday. Giavotella was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday after spending most of last season at Triple-A Omaha. He has played parts of four big league seasons in Kansas City, batting .238 in 125 career games. The Angels need a second baseman after trading Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers. They are still attempting to re-sign infielder Gordon Beckham. read more
Los Angeles Times Dec 19, 2014

Angels acquire second baseman Johnny Giavotella from Royals

The Angels added another player to the mix of infielders who will compete for the second base job next spring when they acquired Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for reliever Brian Broderick.
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 19, 2014

Royals tickets an incentive in Governor's Blood Drive

Persons who volunteer to see red next week will have the opportunity to see Royal Blue come April. As a special incentive in Monday's Governor's Blood Drive, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Capitol building (310 S.W. 10th ), all donors will receive a pair of free tickets to a Kansas City Royals game sometime in April. Event organizers with the Community Blood Center did not specify game dates, but said tickets to see a game with the defending American League champion will be mailed by mid-March. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 18, 2014

Kris Medlen and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Thursday and could earn up to $10 million in performance bonuses based on starts and innings. The deal includes a 2017 option with a $1 million buyout. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 16, 2014

Kendrys Morales finalizes 2-year, $17M deal with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have finalized a $17 million, two-year deal with veteran slugger Kendrys Morales. Morales gives the Royals a new designated hitter after Billy Butler agreed to a free agent deal with Oakland. Kansas City will hope last season was an aberration for Morales, who hit .218 with eight homers and 42 RBIs in 98 games with the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Two years ago, Morales hit .277 with 23 homers for Seattle. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 15, 2014

Royals, OF Rios reportedly agree to 1-year, $11 million contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have reportedly filled their void in right field. The team has agreed to a one-year, $11 million contract with outfielder Alex Rios, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Rios is expected to replace Nori Aoki, who is a free agent. Rios, 33, spent 2014 with the Texas Rangers, posting a .280/.311/.398 line with four home runs in 521 plate appearances. He has also played for the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Dec 11, 2014

Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal

SAN DIEGO — A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Kendrys Morales and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement with the AL champions was subject to him passing a physical. Morales figures to take over at designated hitter from Billy Butler, who left as a free agent and agreed to a $30 million, three-year deal with Oakland. read more
CSN Washington Dec 9, 2014

Royals make Infante available, adding a 2B option for Nats

The Nationals' options to find their starting second baseman for 2015 just expanded a bit, as the Kansas City Royals have made veteran Omar Infante available for trade.

Royals announce 2-year deal for reliever Hochevar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Hochevar and the American League champion Kansas City Royals have completed a $10 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2017. The team announced the move Thursday. Hochevar will earn $4 million next season and $5.5 million in 2016 with a $500,000 buyout, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club does not release contract details. read more

Royals, Hochevar agree to 2-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal that should give the defending American League champions even more firepower in their bullpen. Hochevar will make $4.5 million this season and $5.5 million for the 2016 season, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Hochevar must pass a physical to complete the agreement. Hochevar missed last season after Tommy John surgery. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 28, 2014

Reports: Royals trade Topeka native Aaron Crow to Marlins

Several online media outlets are reporting the Kansas City Royals have traded Topeka native Aaron Crow to the Florida Marlins for left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn. Fox Sports reporters Ken Rosenthal first reported the news via his Twitter account. The Royals also will receive a minor league pitcher, right-hander Reid Redman, as part of the trade, Rosenthal tweeted. The move follows a disappointing end to Crow’s stint with the Royals. The former All-Star wasn’t on the team’s postseason rosters after struggling with a 4.12 ERA in 59 innings. read more

Royals Player News

  • Kendrys Morales

    Kendrys Morales

    Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal

  • Alex Rios

    Alex Rios

    Royals officially ink outfielder Rios to $11 million, 1-year contract

  • Omar Infante

    Omar Infante

    Royals make Infante available, adding a 2B option for Nats

  • Yohan Pino

    Yohan Pino

    Royals sign former Twins starter Yohan Pino

  • Jason Frasor

    Jason Frasor

    Are the Tigers trying to fix their bullpen?

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