Kansas City Royals

Moose just rakes during Cactus League play
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There is just something about the desert air that seems to bring out the best in Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.

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Kennedy makes adjustments in 2nd spring outing
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Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy’s second outing this spring was an improvement off the first, he said. Kennedy gave up two hits and one run over three innings. He retired the last five batters he faced in the Royals’ 9-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday. He threw 52 pitches, 31 for strikes.

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Butera homers, drives in 2 vs. Mariners
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Right-hander Taijuan Walker struck out five in his second spring start, and Ed Lucas drove in two runs, including the decisive ground-rule double in the eighth as the Mariners topped a Royals split-squad, 7-5, on Wednesday in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium. Kansas City catcher Drew Butera homered and knocked in two runs on […]

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Conservation prompts Yost's concern for bees
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Royals manager Ned Yost has no issue killing deer, or other wildlife. So you may wonder why Yost has been so consumed with the well-being of the honey bee population. Yost was angered last Spring Training when a swarm of honey bees that delayed a game in Tempe, Ariz., was exterminated, calling the act “mass […]

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Gordon's 4 hits, homer power KC past Crew
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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon had four hits, including his first spring homer, and third baseman Mike Moustakas (batting .583) had two hits and two RBIs as Kansas City beat the Brewers, 7-5, in a Cactus League game Wednesday afternoon at Surprise Stadium. Chris Carter had a two-run double for Milwaukee.

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Royals fans Riggle, Bowyer enjoy KC camp
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It was celebrity Wednesday at Royals camp, as actor/comedian Rob Riggle and NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer were on hand.

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More from Morales? DH reflects on huge '15
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Kendrys Morales, who hit .290 with 22 homers and 106 RBIs in 2015, chatted with reporters briefly on Wednesday before the Royals’ split-squad game against the Brewers at Surprise Stadium. Kansas City’s catching coach, Pedro Grifol, served as the interpreter.

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'Cafecito' in perpetual motion toward Majors
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Royals outfielder Jose Martinez, better known as “Cafecito” in Venezuela, proudly answers to his childhood nickname every time he hears it. The moniker is a tribute to Martinez’s late father, former Major Leaguer Carlos “Cafe” Martinez, and it’s one of the most recognizable handles in the country. It also has added significance this month as […]

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Beekeeper protects Royals from incident
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A swarm of bees hovering near the home dugout created quite the buzz for the first two innings of Tuesday’s game between the Royals and Rockies at Surprise Stadium.

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Starling, Orlando go deep for hitless Volquez
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Royals starter Edinson Volquez did not allow a hit in three scoreless innings and Rockies starter Jordan Lyles answered with a solid effort of his own, but a pair of Kansas City home runs helped the Royals’ 3-2 victory at Surprise Stadium on Tuesday.

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Infante inching closer to debuting in the field
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Royals infielder Omar Infante continues to make progress and is on track to play the field in a Cactus League game for the first time later this week.

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Bonifacio balancing contact with power
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Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has tried hitting for average and hitting for power. This season he’s hoping for a little bit of both.

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