Royals general manager Dayton Moore held his end-of-the-season news conference Wednesday, and eventually the question of the open Braves general manager position surfaced, as one would expect.
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The attorney for Royals left-hander Danny Duffy entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf Friday morning to a charge of driving under the influence.
The Royals began firming up their coaching staff for 2018 and hitting coach Dale Sveum will switch roles and become the bench coach, general manager Dayton Moore said Wednesday.
The Royals' 2017 regular season was over less than 24 hours when general manager Dayton Moore boarded a plane to Phoenix to check out his next wave of prospects in the Instructional League.
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.
Jim Callis checks in on the Royals' Arizona Fall League contingent, led by No. 11 prospect Nicky Lopez and catcher Nick Dini.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This could be the most eventful and busy offseason Royals general manager Dayton Moore has had since taking the job in 2006.
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.
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.
Third baseman Emmanuel Rivera and left-hander Foster Griffin have been selected as MLB Pipeline's Hitting and Pitching Prospects of the year for 2017.
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.
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 -- may have played their last game for the Royals.
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 home run from Eric Hosmer, who along with Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain -- who are impending free agents -- may have played their last game for the Royals.
Final day of featured two standoffs
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.
Rookie Jorge Bonifacio smashed a three-run home run and rookie right-hander Jakob Junis tossed six strong innings as the Royals held on for a 4-3 win over the D-backs on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
In a tough final two months of the season for the Royals, they did find a potential starter for their rotation in 2018 in rookie right-hander Jakob Junis.
Prior to Saturday night's game against the D-backs, the Royals honored third baseman Mike Moustakas for his single-season franchise home run record (38).
Royals left-hander Danny Duffy will undergo a procedure in Kansas City on Tuesday to remove "loose bodies" in the back of his elbow, manager Ned Yost said.
Whit Merrifield hit the go-ahead home run and the Royals' bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over the D-backs on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy came oh-so-close to not even starting Friday night's series opener against the D-backs at Kaufmann Stadium.
First baseman Nick Pratto, the Royals' first-round pick (14th overall) in the 2017 MLB Draft, was at Kauffman Stadium before Friday's game against the D-backs along with all the other Minor Leaguers the club recently honored.
Nicholas Castellanos delivered a three-run double and the beleaguered Tigers bullpen tossed four innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Royals on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The decision on who will play center field for the Royals next season is still perhaps months away. The club first must sort through its financial options for 2018 and determine which free agents it will be able to re-sign, including present center fielder Lorenzo Cain.
Among the bright spots amid a disappointing 2017 season for the Royals are the emergence of second baseman Whit Merrifield, right fielder Jorge Bonifacio and right-handed starter Jakob Junis. And you can add left-hander Mike Minor's emergence as a potential closer to that list.
Paulo Orlando drilled a two-run homer off Tigers reliever Drew VerHagen, and the Royals rallied for a 7-4 victory at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night.
Word began to trickle inside the Royals clubhouse on Tuesday night, moments after they beat Detroit, 2-1, that the Twins also had won, thus eliminating the Royals from postseason contention.