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Cleveland Indians sign reliever Joba Chamberlain to minor-league contract

Cleveland Indians sign reliever Joba Chamberlain to minor-league contract

Joba Chamberlain, once touted by the New York media as the next great relief pitcher for the Yankees, has signed a minor-league contract with the Indians and has received a non-roster invitation to training camp.The 30-year-old right hander broke into the majors with the Yankees in 2007. He lasted seven years in New York and then began bouncing around the American League, spending time with the Tigers, the Blue Jays' minor-league system and the Royals last year.

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Brett still a big part of Royals' championship celebration

George Brett had one more mighty moment in baseball’s postseason center stage. The Hall of Famer expected to take a seat after the world champion Kansas City Royals completed their 2.3-mile parade route and were set to address hundreds of thousands of fans at a downtown Kansas City, Missouri rally. In a pinch, the Royals called on the franchise’s greatest player to take his cut with a celebratory speech. “What am I on stage for?” Brett said, laughing. “What am I doing with a microphone?” read more

Royals' Alex Gordon becomes free agent

Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon on Wednesday declined his player option and is now a free agent. Gordon can sign with any club beginning Friday at 11 p.m. Gordon, 31, was selected second overall by the Royals in the 2005 MLB Draft. He battled injuries early in his career before becoming a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. Gordon hit .271 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs this season. Gordon missed 48 games because of a severe groin strain. read more

Kevin Haskin: Series celebration not only a tribute to Kansas City, but the region

Parades never intrigued me much as a kid. Something to glance at on New Year’s before a bowl game started. While in New York on Thanksgiving a few years ago I stood 30-people deep alongside Radio City Music Hall, waited on Bullwinkle to float past, and saw modern cartoon characters I didn’t recognize. So I stayed home Tuesday. read more

Kansas City throws a party to celebrate Royals' championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The world champion Kansas City Royals basked in the adulation of thousands of ecstatic fans in a parade and rally Tuesday that nearly shut down downtown for hours. After driving a 2.3-mile route in a caravan, team owner David Glass, manager Ned Yost and several of the Royals returned the love by telling fans they could not have captured the World Series without their support and calling the turnout for Tuesday’s celebration “unbelievable” and “amazing.” VideoIcon:  off read more

Bruce Bochy congratulates Kansas City Royals -- and feels renewed gratitude for Madison Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO – As Giants manager Bruce Bochy watched the World Series come to a stirring conclusion Sunday night, he felt two overriding emotions: Happiness for the Kansas City Royals. And gratitude for Madison Bumgarner. “That’s what it took for… Continue Reading → The post Bruce Bochy congratulates Kansas City Royals -- and feels renewed gratitude for Madison Bumgarner appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants send congratulatory pizzas to Royals front office employees

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants might have kept the Kansas City Royals hungry last October, but the former World Series champs made sure the current victors had full bellies Monday afternoon. Aware of all the planning that must be done… Continue Reading → The post Giants send congratulatory pizzas to Royals front office employees appeared first on Giants Extra.

Royals' top 15 moments of 2015 postseason

The Kansas City Royals entered the 2015 season with a goal to take care of some unfinished business that remained from 2014. The Royals accomplished that by defeating the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 of the World Series, returning the crown to Kansas City for the first time since 1985. During the 2015 postseason, there were many memorable and magical plays that helped them reach baseball’s pinnacle. Here is a look at 15 of them, starting with the World Series. 1. GORDON’S SOLO SHOT read more

Kevin Haskin: Plenty to remember about Royals' breakthrough crown

The keepsakes rattling through your brain about the 2015 World Series will not go away. They cannot be soused with cocktails, separated by work or squished by a parade. The moments have to be re-told and re-lived. Accompanied by highlights — played out by the Kansas City Royals and played over and over again by you, the passionate fan. Categorize them and the lists remain endless. But here’s an attempt: APPROACH read more

Weather radar in Kansas City picks up flurry of fireworks after Royals win

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City erupted in a half-hour flurry of fireworks Monday night after the Royals won the World Series, and the National Weather Service has radar images to prove it.Meteorologist Jared Leighton says the weather service radar in Pleasant Hill, about 45 minutes southeast of Kansas City, shows the most intense fireworks activity was downtown, near the Power & Light District, starting just after 11:30 p.m. VideoIcon:  off read more

World Series Game 5 has highest TV rating since 2009

NEW YORK — The World Series’ Game 5 had its highest television rating since 2009. The Royals’ 7-2 win over the Mets in 12 innings Sunday night to win their first championship since 1985 averaged a 10.0 rating and 17 share and 17.2 million viewers on Fox. The network said Monday it was the highest-rated Game 5 since the Yankees-Phillies World Series six years ago. read more

Kansas City Royals donate artifacts for Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The Kansas City Royals are World Series champions, and they’re donating several artifacts to the Baseball Hall of Fame for a new exhibit dubbed Autumn Glory. Among items to be placed on display later this month is the jersey worn by first baseman Eric Hosmer on Sunday night when he scored the tying run in the ninth inning. read more

Royal Celebration tip: Consider free shuttle from Kemper Arena

Thinking about driving from Topeka to celebrate the Kansas City Royals' World Series victory in downtown KC on Tuesday? Join the crowd. Kansas City officials said Monday that more than 200,000 fans could flock to the central city core for the Royal Celebration, which kicks off with a 2.3-mile victory parade that begins at noon near the Sprint Center. The festivity culminates in a 2 p.m. rally at Union Station after a procession mainly along Grand Ave. – the route taken when the Royals last won a World Championship 30 years ago. read more

Terry Collins' lament: 'I let my heart get in the way of my gut'

NEW YORK — Terry Collins knew what he wanted to do. And he didn’t do it. The Mets manager decided to pull Matt Harvey with a 2-0 lead after eight innings, with New York three outs from a victory that would force the World Series back to Kansas City. Closer Jeurys Familia was coming in. Harvey argued. Collins gave in. “Obviously I let my heart get in the way of my gut,” Collins said early Monday after a crushing season-ending, 12-inning 7-2 defeat. “I love my players. And I trust them. And so I said, ‘Go get ‘em out.’” read more

Christian Colon steps out of shadows for winning World Series hit

NEW YORK — With one swing, Christian Colon earned his World Series ring. The Royals backup delivered in his first appearance of this postseason, lining a pinch-hit single that broke a 12th-inning tie and sent Kansas City over the New York Mets 7-2 early Monday in the clinching Game 5. “I played this at-bat over and over in my mind,” Colon said. “I took a lot of swings in the cage behind to stay loose during the game.” read more

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