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Reliever Wade Davis retires after 13 major league seasons

Nov. 24, 2021 17:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Wade Davis, a three-time All-Star, is retiring after 13 major league seasons at age 36. His retirement was announced by his agency, Jet Sports, the Kansas City Royals said Wednesday. Davis played for the Royals in 2021 and...

Royals make series of roster moves ahead of 40-man deadline

Nov. 19, 2021 19:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals purchased the contracts of right-handers Jonathan Bowlan, Collin Snider and Nathan Webb along with catcher MJ Melendez and infielders Maikel Garcia and Nick Pratto ahead of Friday night's reserve list deadline. The Royals designated...

Chiefs to discuss future of Arrowhead Stadium in coming year

Nov. 18, 2021 19:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs plan to begin discussing the future of Arrowhead Stadium within the next year after the neighboring Royals announced plans earlier this year to explore moving to a new downtown ballpark. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said...

Longtime Royals baseball scout Art Stewart dies at 94

Nov. 11, 2021 12:38 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime baseball scout Art Stewart, who began his career with the New York Yankees in the 1950s before becoming the longest-tenured member of the Kansas City Royals organization, died Thursday. He was 94. The Royals announced the death of...

Royals move longtime coach Kuntz to front-office role

Nov. 03, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals announced a series of front-office moves on Wednesday, including the addition of longtime first base coach Rusty Kuntz as a special assistant to team president Dayton Moore and the general manager of quality control. The moves came...

Cardinals fire Mike Shildt over 'philosophical differences'

Oct. 14, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

The Cardinals fired former National League manager of the year Mike Shildt over organizational differences Thursday, just one week after St. Louis lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a walk-off homer in the wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing...

Royals look to progress made by youngsters for optimism

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals can look back on the season in two very different ways. They could look at it as a bitter disappointment, given the hopes they had to contend. They could get down on the struggles some of their young pitchers had or feel...

Buxton, Polanco HR, Twins top Royals; Perez tied for HR lead

Oct. 03, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Sunday in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir...

Jax sharp as Twins stop Perez, shut out Royals 4-0

Oct. 02, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins blanked Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Saturday night. Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the...

Bieber 3 solid innings, Indians avoid 3-game sweep by Royals

Oct. 01, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched three effective innings, Bradley Zimmer drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Royals star Salvador Perez, who left Wednesday’s game after...