Latest Kansas City Royals News

Royals hire Guardians' Brian Sweeney as pitching coach

Dec. 01, 2022 12:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals hired Guardians bullpen coach Brian Sweeney as their new pitching coach and Nationals minor league coordinator Jose Alguacil as their infield coach Thursday, filling two of the spots on new manager Matt Quatraro's staff. The 48-year-old Sweeney...

White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager Grifol

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rounded out their coaching staff under new manager Pedro Grifol on Tuesday, hiring José Castro as their hitting coach and Eddie Rodriguez as third base coach. They also announced Chris Johnson as assistant hitting coach, Mike Tosar as major...

Rangers hire Maddux as pitching coach, Moore as advisor

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

The Texas Rangers hired Mike Maddux as their new pitching coach Wednesday, and added former Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a senior advisor in their baseball operations department. Maddux is returning to Texas to be on new manager Bruce Bochy's staff. Maddux was...

White Sox decline to tender Engel, Payton, Mendick

Nov. 18, 2022 20:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox declined to tender 2023 contracts to outfielders Adam Engel and Mark Payton and infielder Danny Mendick on Friday. Engel batted .224 with two home runs and 17 RBIs last season, his sixth with the White Sox. Mendick hit .289 with three homers and...

Sports construction rolls right through economic uncertainty

Nov. 17, 2022 06:17 AM EST

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The hulking grandstand at the shuttered Arlington International Racecourse casts an eerie shadow as the sun sets on a weekday evening. It sits dormant on a tract of land that could be transformed in a major way. With the galloping horses long gone,...

Royals considering several sites for new stadium, owner says

Nov. 15, 2022 21:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have selected several potential sites to build a replacement for aging Kauffman Stadium, owner John Sherman said Tuesday. In a letter to fans posted on social media, Sherman said the sites are in or near downtown Kansas City, but he...

Royals agree with O'Hearn on $1.4M deal to avoid arbitration

Nov. 15, 2022 14:35 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and first baseman Ryan O'Hearn agreed to a $1.4 million contract to avoid salary arbitration Tuesday as part of a flurry of moves that set the club's 40-man roster ahead of the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 draft. O'Hearn, who made...

Rays promote Linares to bench coach, fill 2 other openings

Nov. 14, 2022 18:28 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have promoted Rodney Linares to bench coach and filled two other spots on manager Kevin Cash’s staff with additions from the club’s minor league system. Linares replaces former bench coach Matt Quatraro, who left the Rays to become...

Royals hire Rays' Hoover as bench coach for Quatraro

Nov. 14, 2022 13:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals hired Tampa Bay Rays field coordinator Paul Hoover to serve as the bench coach for Matt Quatraro on Monday, giving the new Kansas City manager a familiar sounding board on his initial staff. Hoover and Quatraro have known each other for more than...

Mariners add pitchers Gabe Speier, Easton McGee to roster

Nov. 09, 2022 18:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners claimed left-handed pitcher Gabe Speier off waivers from Kansas City and acquired right-handed pitcher Easton McGee from Boston in exchange for cash on Wednesday. Seattle also waived left-hander pitcher Ryan Borucki and right-hander Casey...