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OF Gordon goes free after $23M option declined by Royals

Nov. 3, 2019 9:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have declined their half of Alex Gordon's $23 million mutual option for 2020, allowing the outfielder to become a free agent. Gordon had exercised his part of the option but was allowed to go free Saturday. He will receive a $4 million buyout, completing a $72 million,...

Braves decline Billy Hamilton's option

Nov. 1, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves declined their part of Billy Hamilton's mutual option for 2020, allowing the speedy outfielder to become a free agent. Hamilton's contract, agreed to with Kansas City last December, called for a $4.25 million salary for this year and included a $7.5 million mutual option for 2020...

Athletics exercise $5.5 million contract option for Petit

Oct. 31, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Versatile Oakland reliever Yusmeiro Petit had his $5.5 million contract option for the 2020 season exercised by the Athletics on Thursday. The A's declined their half of a $5.75 million mutual option on left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman, who came to Oakland in a trade from Kansas City...

Royals hire ex-Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny as manager

Oct. 31, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny walked through the doors of Kauffman Stadium a year ago to take a job as a special adviser with the Kansas City Royals, an out-of-the-spotlight position that allowed him to take stock of his career and his shortcomings. He had been fired by the Cardinals earlier in the...

Kansas City Royals hire Mike Matheny as manager

Oct. 31, 2019 11:05 AM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals hire Mike Matheny as manager.

Bregman 2-run homer breaks postseason slump but Astros lose

Oct. 24, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The chants of "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" still break out from the crowd each time Alex Bregman comes to the plate at home for the Houston Astros. And the cheers got louder when Bregman hit a towering two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. After that, there...

Royals look toward future under new owner, manager

Sep. 30, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The moment the final out was made on another 100-loss season for the Kansas City Royals, fans immediately began gazing toward the future rather than lamenting the way things have been lately. There is a new owner on the way. New manager, too. And the Royals, who have been in the...

Soler hits 48th HR, Royals beat Twins in Yost's last game

Sep. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals put a memorable finish on a forgettable 2019 season. Jorge Soler locked up the AL home run crown with his 48th, Brett Phillips drove a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in manager Ned Yost's final game. "I'm sure...

Arraez gets hurt in Twins' 4-3 victory over Royals

Sep. 28, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was a tough moment for rookie third baseman Luis Arraez. It could have been a lot worse. Arraez sprained his right ankle during the seventh inning of Minnesota's 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, leaving his status for the Twins' AL Division Series against the...

Twins make history as 4th 100-win team, beat Royals 6-2

Sep. 28, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A short game left a lasting memory for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins became the record fourth team in the major leagues to win 100 games this season, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Friday night behind two-run homers from Miguel Sanó and Ryan LaMarre in a game shortened to...