Kansas City Royals

Royals to celebrate 50th anniversary with book
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As the Royals gear up for their 50th season in 2018, the club has announced it will produce a special-edition coffee-table book to commemorate the anniversary.

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Lopez leads Royals prospects in AFL rout
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A plethora of Royals’ prospects led the way in the Arizona Fall League as Surprise topped Scottsdale, 11-1, on Saturday night at Scottsdale Stadium.

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Recent draftees represent building blocks
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It’s still very early, but the Royals’ 2017 Draft crop has the potential to be their best in a decade. Their top five selections are potential building blocks as Kansas City likely will begin to rebuild after an expected free-agent exodus this offseason.

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3 teens at instructs may be worthy successors
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While the Royals won’t have immediate replacements ready to fill all of their upcoming holes, they do have some promising position players in their pipeline. Arguably their three best prospects — first baseman Nick Pratto and outfielders Khalil Lee and Seuly Matias — are taking part in Kansas City’s instructional league program in Surprise, Ariz.

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Inbox: Will Perez move to first and when?
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When will Salvador Perez move to first base? Is there a Minor League closer who is ready for the show? What happens with Terrance Gore? MLB Royals beat reporter Jeffrey Flanagan answers these questions and more in his Inbox.

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Core workout: Free-agent decisions loom in KC
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This could be the most eventful and busy offseason Royals general manager Dayton Moore has had since taking the job in 2006.

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Milestone, slam, robbery lead '17 highlight reel
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After coming off two deep postseason runs to the World Series in 2014 and 2015, an exhausting and injury-plagued 2016 season was almost to be expected. But the Royals showed up in Spring Training in 2017 eager and ready to make one final run with their core group.

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Royals cut ties with Eiland, Wakamatsu
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The winds of change for the Royals started on Monday as the team announced it was cutting ties with pitching coach Dave Eiland and bench coach Don Wakamatsu.

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Draft order set; Royals pick 18th
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Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn’t work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.

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Royals 'core four' takes one final bow
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Eric Hosmer, one of several Royals who will be a free agent following the season, got a standing ovation before his first at-bat Sunday — and then hit a home run to further delight the crowd. He and impending free agents Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain — who are impending free agents — […]

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Hosmer follows standing ovation with homer
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Eric Hosmer, one of several Royals who will be a free agent following the season, got a standing ovation before his first at-bat Sunday — and then hit a home run to further delight the crowd.

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Vargas falls short in bid for victory No. 19
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Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a three-run homer and Chris Iannetta went deep as the D-backs warmed-up for Wednesday’s NL Wild Card Game against the Rockies with a win over the Royals in the regular season finale for both clubs. Jason Vargas fell short in his bid for his 19th victory for the Royals, who got a […]

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