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Chicago White Sox's Nick Madrigal stands on first base after hitting a single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. It was Madrigal's first major league hit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Madrigal's first 4 big league hits help White Sox top KC 9-2

Aug. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Madrigal was starting to lose sleep after two frustrating games without his first big league hit. Once the top prospect finally got it, they kept right on coming. Madrigal followed his first career hit with three more on Sunday, pacing the Chicago White Sox to a 9-2 romp over...

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez gets ready to bat during baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals keep tweaking roster as 60-game season approaches

Jul. 18, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals had the entire offseason, all of spring training and, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic putting sports on hold, much of the summer to consider ways to tweak and improve their roster going forward. They were still making moves a week before their abbreviated...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez smiles as he turns to a teammate who made an out on a difficult play against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during a spring training baseball game in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Royals hope youthful flexibility a plus during unique season

Jul. 14, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Mike Matheny had just watched Salvador Perez and backup Cam Gallagher test positive for COVID-19, sending the only backstops on his 40-man roster into quarantine with just a couple of weeks before the start of the season. The question posed to Matheny was a natural...

Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny watches baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals skipper Matheny to see ex-team in early exhibition

Jul. 13, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic led to an overhaul of the baseball schedule, Mike Matheny had an strong suspicion he'd be headed back to St. Louis to face his former team in his first season in charge of the Kansas City Royals. Matheny probably didn't bet on seeing the Cardinals...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks in Seattle. For a number of rebuilding teams, the 2020 baseball season was supposed to be another step in the progression of their top prospects eventually reaching the big leagues. By the time June rolled around, Dipoto expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching on the mound at T-Mobile Park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing top prospects

Jun. 29, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching at T-Mobile Park by the time June rolled around. He also believed Jarred Kelenic, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, would likely soon follow him to the big...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Texas A&M's Asa Lacy (35) throws a strike against a Miami (Ohio) batter during an NCAA baseball game in College Station, Texas. Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout when it makes the No. 1 selection in Wednesday night’s draft. Lacy is a possible top pick in the Major League Baseball draft. (AP Photo/Sam Craft, File)

Royals sign 6-man draft class, add 7 undrafted free agents

Jun. 23, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals brought their entire six-man draft class to town this week, signing them to their first professional contracts and giving them a chance to see spacious Kauffman Stadium and learn about the organization. Worry not: In the age of COVID-19, the prospects and...

FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Baylor sophomore shortstop Nick Loftin fields a grounder during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Cal Poly in Waco, Texas. The Kansas City Royals selected Loftin in the draft Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Royals keep building with influx of more college prospects

Jun. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals for years valued high school prospects in the first-year player draft, guys with an abundance of raw athleticism, undeveloped talent and what those in the scouting profession would call “high upside.” The trouble is such risks often carry even...