Latest Kansas City Royals News

Guardians talking with minority owner with NHL, NBA ties

Dec. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians have had discussions with David Blitzer, a part owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, to become a minority owner with the Major League Baseball team. Guardians owner Paul Dolan has been seeking a minority owner to boost...

Fregosi Jr, scout and son of former manager, dies at 57

Dec. 10, 2021 13:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jim Fregosi Jr., a special assistant in the Kansas City Royals' front office and a son of the longtime major league manager, has died. He was 57. Fregosi died Thursday in Los Angeles, the Royals said. Fregosi spent 17 seasons with the...

Orioles grant Kriske release for international opportunity

Nov. 30, 2021 15:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles granted right-hander Brooks Kriske his release to pursue an international opportunity. The Orioles also announced Tuesday that infielder Lucius Fox was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. The...

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...