Latest Kansas City Royals News

Kennedy, Frazier among 5 to sign minor deals with Rangers

Jan. 27, 2023 21:31 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy and outfielder Clint Frazier were among five players the Texas Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training. Left-hander Danny Duffy, right-hander Reyes Moronta...

Royals make official deal with veteran reliever Chapman

Jan. 27, 2023 16:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed veteran reliever Aroldis Chapman to a $3.75 million, one-year contract Friday, a week after agreeing to terms with the seven-time All-Star, who is coming off a lackluster season with the New York Yankees. Chapman was once known for...

Cuba picks 5 MLB affiliated players for World Classic

Jan. 25, 2023 23:45 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans signed with Major League Baseball organizations and other foreign clubs will for the first time join domestic stars on the national team that will play in the World Baseball Classic, officials announced Wednesday evening. The Cuban Baseball Federation long...

Royals get LHP Taylor from Boston for oft-injured SS Mondesi

Jan. 24, 2023 14:36 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals acquired left-hander Josh Taylor from the Boston Red Sox for injury-prone shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and an additional player on Tuesday, the second straight day that Kansas City dealt one of its surplus position players in a bid to upgraded its lackluster...

Twins acquire veteran OF Michael A. Taylor from Royals

Jan. 23, 2023 22:29 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, adding depth and defense to their outfield in exchange for two relief pitching prospects. The 31-year-old Taylor batted .254 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in 414...

AP source: Royals, Chapman agree on $3.75M deal for 2023

Jan. 19, 2023 20:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Aroldis Chapman have agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a successful physical...

Padres sign 16-year-old catching prospect Salas for $5.6M

Jan. 15, 2023 20:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres signed 16-year-old catcher Ethan Salas of Caracas, Venezuela, to a $5.6 million bonus on Sunday, the first day of the international signing period. Salas is the consensus top overall prospect in this year’s class. The left-handed hitter is...

Chiefs QB Mahomes joins ownership group for NWSL team

Jan. 10, 2023 15:48 PM EST

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has joined the ownership group of the Kansas City Current of the National Women's Soccer League. Mahomes' wife, Brittany, was one of the founding owners of the team, along with Angie and Chris Long of Kansas City-based Palmer Square...

AP source: Marlins, Cueto agree to 1-year deal with option

Jan. 10, 2023 10:00 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins and right-hander Johnny Cueto have agreed on a deal that guarantees him $8.5 million for 2023, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. That includes a $2.5 million buyout if the Marlins do not exercise a club...

Benintendi, White Sox finalize $75 million, 5-year contract

Jan. 03, 2023 21:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox were looking for a left-handed hitter to balance their lineup and a strong defender to add to their outfield. They see Andrew Benintendi filling those needs. “His profile both offensively and defensively we thought were great...