Latest Kansas City Royals News

Royals' Sherman optimistic about new ballpark, current team

Mar. 29, 2023 13:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first thing that Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman thinks about when he wakes up each morning is how the club, stuck in what seems like an interminable rebuild, will play on that particular day. Not where they will play four or five years down the...

AL Central Preview: Guards try defending lackluster division

Mar. 24, 2023 13:41 PM EDT

Guardians ace Shane Bieber was musing about Cleveland manager Terry Francona's importance to the club earlier this spring when he made a somewhat surprising acknowledgement of what baseball's youngest team had done a year ago. “We kind of maximized our input,” Bieber said, “and...

Nadel to miss start of 29th season as lead on Rangers radio

Mar. 22, 2023 17:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel said Wednesday he will miss the start of his 29th season as the lead voice on Texas Rangers radio broadcasts while getting treatment for some mental health issues. “As many of you know, for years I have been an advocate...

Brentz gets $1.9M deal with Royals, recovering from surgery

Mar. 17, 2023 13:49 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Jake Brentz and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract that keeps him with the team as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old will get salaries of $850,000 this year and $1.05 million next year as...

Bucs' Keller gets opening day nod -- and a bottle of bubbly

Mar. 15, 2023 18:06 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton handed Mitch Keller the opening day assignment — and a celebratory bottle of bubbly. Shelton broke the news to the 26-year-old right-hander on Wednesday that he'll get the nod when Pittsburgh begins the season at Cincinnati on March 30. ...

Fernando Tatis Jr. gets 1st hits for Padres since 2021

Mar. 11, 2023 21:47 PM EST

A hit is a hit, even if it's only spring training. For Fernando Tatis Jr., it's been a long time coming. The San Diego Padres superstar had been 0 for 16 this spring before hitting a smash shot off the glove of Chicago White Sox shortstop Erik Gonzalez for a single in the first...

Trout leads US in WBC at apex of stellar baseball career

Mar. 10, 2023 15:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Trout was asked to be a part of this U.S. team for the World Baseball Classic. He didn't have to be. The 31-year-old slugger knew he wanted to join this group ever since he watched the U.S. win the 2017 WBC title, beating Puerto Rico 8-0 in the...

MLB sets up local media group, could broadcast 17 teams

Mar. 01, 2023 18:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball added three executives to its new local media department as it prepares for a possible takeover of broadcasts for 17 teams amid the financial deterioration of the Bally and AT&T SportsNet regional sports networks. Doug Johnson was hired as...

Padres slugger Machado draws first pitch clock violation

Feb. 24, 2023 19:51 PM EST

Tick, tock, Manny Machado. Better watch that pitch clock. Baseball’s new timing device made its big league debut Friday during a limited schedule of spring training openers and wouldn’t you know it, it was Machado, the San Diego Padres’ All-Star slugger, not a pitcher, who was...

Chapman can earn up to $8.75M if he rebounds with Royals

Feb. 21, 2023 13:07 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Aroldis Chapman can earn up to $8.75 million as part of his one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals if he regains a job as a regular closer. The left-hander, who turns 35 on Feb. 28, is guaranteed $3.75 million under the deal announced Jan. 27. ...