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Laying the groundwork for a total rebuild. That would best describe how Royals general manager Dayton Moore and his staff spent their four days at the Winter Meetings.
While the Royals did not make any trades or free-agent signings, they were active in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, acquiring the Reds' No. 5 pick, right-hander Brad Keller, and the Mets' No. 6 pick, right-hander Burch Smith, both for cash ($100,000 each). The Royals passed with their selection at No. 13.
The Royals continued to draw strong interest from rival clubs for their available players, including Danny Duffy, on Day 3 of the Winter Meetings on Wednesday.
Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has been linked to the Padres this week, but his agent, Scott Boras, would not comment directly on those rumors as he addressed reporters on a variety of topics at the Winter Meetings. Royals general manager Dayton Moore has said he is still holding out hope that Kansas City could possibly re-sign Hosmer, even though the team is in rebuilding mode.
Teams continued to check in on the Royals' available trade candidates on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings on Tuesday.
Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
As the Royals' front office ponders position scenarios for 2018, it knows replacing free-agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain will be a tall order.
Royals manager Ned Yost, recovering from a fractured pelvis, is not in attendance at the Winter Meetings. But Yost told club officials on Monday that he is "feeling better every day."
KC gifts KU Hospital with dugout-themed room
New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
In the final hours of the 2012 Winter Meetings in Nashville, Royals general manager Dayton Moore huddled with his top scouts and front-office lieutenants in a suite at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
As the Royals ponder a possible rebuild in 2018 and beyond, there is one rock solid piece who will be vital next season: catcher Salvador Perez.
The Royals on Friday lost right-hander Mike Morin, who was claimed off outright waivers by the Mariners.
The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday by signing right-hander Scott Barlow to a one-year deal.
KANSAS CITY -- The Royals continue to pluck Braves players now available after the Atlanta organization was found guilty by Major League Baseball of circumventing international signing guidelines. After signing 18-year-old right-hander Yefri Del Rosario on Tuesday, the Royals agreed to terms with outfield prospect Juan Carlos Negret.
The Royals on Tuesday signed right-handed swingman Wily Peralta to a one-year deal with a club option for 2019, the club announced.
Royals re-sign speedy Gore to Minors pact
The Royals have signed former Braves right-handed prospect Yefri Del Rosario to a deal worth $650,000, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported.
Rockies closer Greg Holland and Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas are MLB's Comeback Players of the Year for 2017.
For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.
New Royals hitting coach Terry Bradshaw has become accustomed over the years to fans doing a double-take when they see or hear his name.
Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy appeared to be headed for a career year in 2017, posting a 2.30 ERA through the first month of the season, as opponents slugged just .262 against him in April.
Former Royals outfielder Johnny Damon, one of the more popular players in Kansas City in the 1990s, made his debut on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot on Monday.
The Royals announced a pair of moves Tuesday in their baseball operations department, promoting former pro scout Alec Zumwalt to director of baseball operations while bringing back Albert Gonzalez as assistant general manager of international operations.
The Royals will open their 2018 Spring Training schedule Feb. 24 with a visit from the Dodgers, part of a 32-game Cactus League slate that includes matchups with the Indians, D-backs and Cubs before an exhibition game against Kansas City's Triple-A club in Omaha on March 26.
Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as MLBPipeline.com's All-AFL Team:
Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.
The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.