The Royals are reportedly seeking another starting pitcher, and they could be willing to forfeit a 2016 first-round Draft pick to get one.
Tuesday was the deadline for all arbitration-eligible players to file — it is just a formality — and the Royals have seven players in that category, including All-Stars Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas.
Major League Baseball released the first workout dates for every club in advance of Spring Training 2016. They are as follows:
MLB.com chatted with Royals left-hander Danny Duffy recently on his future with the Royals, his view on the Alex Gordon signing and the team’s desire to repeat as World Series champions, among other things.
The Royals no longer have Ben Zobrist, and they still will owe Omar Infante nearly $18 million over the next two seasons, but that does not mean Infante has locked up the second-base job.
The Royals once again have reached for a comeback project, signing 35-year-old right-hander Chien-Ming Wang to a Minor League deal.
Now that the Royals have brought back All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon with a four-year, $72 million deal, what’s next for the 2016 Royals?
Former Royal Mike Sweeney was inducted into the Royals’ Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremony at Kauffman Stadium last summer. Unfortunately for Sweeney, his first year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot also will be his last.
The Royals and Alex Gordon have agreed to a multiyear deal.
Alex Gordon wouldn’t look right in another uniform. In the end, it couldn’t be simpler than that. He represents everything the Kansas City Royals have become and everything they can still be.
The Royals announced their Minor League coaching staffs for 2016 on Monday, with the biggest addition being Andy Hawkins, a former Major Leaguer who served as the Rangers’ bullpen coach the past seven seasons and now will be the Royals’ pitching coach at Triple-A Omaha.