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Royals agree with OF Soler on $7.3M million deal for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 6:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and slugging outfielder Jorge Soler agreed to a $7.3 million contract for next season, allowing the sides to avoid salary arbitration Friday and keep things amicable between them as they explore a long-term deal. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus for making the...

Royals sign former All-Star Rosenthal to minor league deal

Dec. 7, 2019 11:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract that calls for a $2 million salary in the major leagues and an invitation to big league spring training. Rosenthal could earn up to $2.25 million in bonuses while on the major league...

FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Shelton is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day of the regular season in September following a second-half collapse that dropped the Pirates to a last-place finish in the National League Central. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Pirates hire Twins bench coach Derek Shelton manager

Nov. 27, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates’ leadership overhaul is complete. Pittsburgh hired longtime major league coach Derek Shelton as manager on Wednesday, the final piece of a new-look leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day...

New Kansas City Royals baseball team owner John Sherman gestures while speaking at a press conference at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, as Royals general manager Dayton Moore, center, and manager Mike Matheny look on. (James Wooldridge/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Sherman takes over as Kansas City Royals controlling owner

Nov. 26, 2019 4:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — John Sherman had sold his successful energy company and embarked on a nine-month trip around the world with his wife, Marny. They had visited Africa and Asia and all points between, and had landed in Europe when the most incredible of things happened. Sherman’s long-suffering...

New Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman makes a brief statement to reporters after a baseball owners meeting in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Nov. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve the deal, which was announced...