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A woman and her dog walk past Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The start of the regular season, which was set to start on Thursday, is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals new owner patiently awaiting rescheduled opening day

Mar. 26, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning dawned bright and sunny over Kauffman Stadium, just to the east of downtown Kansas City. The outfield grass was a perfectly manicured ocean of green, the infield dirt brushed as if by a fine-toothed comb. In the air was a pervasive feeling of spring, of hope and...

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny watches from the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Matheny energized by return to dugout with Royals

Mar. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Matheny thought highly of the Kansas City Royals when his St. Louis Cardinals faced them in their annual interleague series. Now that he's managing the Royals, he's equally as impressed. "I always had a lot of respect for them," Matheny said Friday. “It's how you'd want...

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon throws a ball during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Gordon remains amid Royals rebuild, eager to finish in KC

Mar. 5, 2020 7:57 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Gordon has won a World Series, made All-Star teams and won Gold Gloves — all with the Kansas City Royals. He just wants to keep the good feelings going as long as he can. "I feel 36, take that for what it is," the veteran left fielder said Thursday. "I love this team,...

Royals' Pérez catches for 1st time since Tommy John surgery.

Feb. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Pérez was back behind the plate for the first time since Tommy John surgery. The six-time All-Star caught the first four innings of the Kansas City Royals' 3-1 loss to a San Francisco split squad on Friday. "I was super-excited to be back behind the home plate,"...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Stanton latest injured Yanks star, likely to miss opener

Feb. 27, 2020 4:02 AM EST

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf, another significant injury for a team that was beset by health problems last season. Manager Aaron Boone said Stanton was hurt near the end of defensive drills on Tuesday. An MRI found a Grade 1 strain. "It...

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bounce back: MLB veterans to watch in spring games

Feb. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees' lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season. As he tries to bounce back, the New York slugger will have his spring at-bats analyzed more than most. Spring training game...

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Franco throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals newcomer Franco changes look, hopes to change results

Feb. 20, 2020 11:49 AM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Maikel Franco has a new look to go along with a new attitude. Franco had short hair, rather than his usual shoulder-length dreadlocks, when he arrived at the Kansas City Royals’ spring training clubhouse. In fact, Royals catcher Salvador Pérez did not recognize him at...

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi fields a ball during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

At 24, Mondesi emerging as star shortstop for Royals

Feb. 17, 2020 3:22 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi might be one of the best kept secrets in baseball. The only player to make his big league debut in the World Series, the 24-year-old Mondesi has blossomed into an emerging star for the Kansas City Royals. Last season, his 10 triples tied for the most in the majors...

Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Holland returns to Royals, hopes to straighten out struggles

Feb. 15, 2020 5:13 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Back in a familiar bullpen, Greg Holland is hoping to recapture the glory days. Holland was part of the dominant Royals relief corps that led them to back-to-back World Series. He was a two-time All-Star selection and logged 145 of his career 205 saves with Kansas City. That bullpen...