Kansas City Royals

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Omar Infante (shoulder) is back in the Royals' starting lineup Saturday night against the Indians.

Infante had been sidelined since Monday with a lingering right shoulder injury and acknowledged Saturday that he is still experiencing discomfort. But the veteran second baseman wants to play through the pain as the Royals try to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1985. "It’s not going to subside," manager Ned Yost said. "Forget it subsiding. He’s probably at about 80 percent right now, which is good enough to play."
Aug 30 - 6:14 PM

Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Colon was sent back out to make room on the active roster for Jayson Nix who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates. He's expected to rejoin the Royals at some point in early September.
Aug 30 - 12:42 PM

Jason Vargas fell to 10-7 on the year after allowing four runs over six innings Friday against the Indians.

Vargas gave up 10 hits in the loss and three out of the four runs scored in the third inning. He has now lost back-to-back starts, allowing six runs on 21 hits and four walks over 12 innings in the process. The southpaw now owns a 3.27 ERA on the year and will look to get back on the winning side when he faces the Rangers next week.
Aug 30 - 1:11 AM

Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 and drove in the Royals' only run of the night in Friday's loss to the Indians.

All four hits were singles. Escobar had just four hits in 26 at-bats over the past week coming into Friday's action. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this will get him going again.
Aug 30 - 1:09 AM

Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman has struggled in his time in the majors this season, posting a 7.48 ERA over 20 appearances. He'll be used in a middle relief role.
Aug 29 - 5:45 PM

Royals designated LHP Bruce Chen for assignment.

Chen gets the boot after being pummeled for six runs in an extra-innings loss to the Twins on Thursday. The left-hander had been used sparingly since returning from the DL, so the move isn't terribly surprising. He'll pass through waivers easily given his $3.25 million salary.
Aug 29 - 5:41 PM

Jeremy Guthrie got a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings as the Royals lost to the Twins in 10 innings on Thursday.

The Twins racked up the hits against Guthrie with nine of them along with two walks over the right-hander's six frames. Guthrie also struck out five. He has a 4.43 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 112/44 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into Tuesday's home start against the Rangers.
Aug 29 - 12:07 AM

Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI.
Aug 29 - 12:04 AM

Eric Hosmer (hand) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Hosmer began swinging a bat earlier this week and took batting practice Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list. The first baseman should only need a handful of rehab games before being activated, so a return next week is looking likely.
Aug 28 - 7:19 PM

Royals recalled RHP Michael Mariot from Triple-A Omaha; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

The move cleared space on the 40-man roster for Jayson Nix. Mariot will miss the remainder of the season.
Aug 28 - 6:23 PM

Royals optioned LHP Liam Hendriks to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The move clears a spot for Scott Downs' return from the disabled list. Hendriks tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a spot-start Wednesday against the Twins and should be back in early September.
Aug 28 - 4:05 PM

Royals activated LHP Scott Downs from the 15-day disabled list.

Downs has been sidelined for most of the month with a stiff neck. The veteran reliever owns a 5.29 ERA and 25/19 K/BB ratio over 34 innings of work this season.
Aug 28 - 4:03 PM

Royals claimed INF Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates.

Nix was designated for assignment after hitting just .111 (4-for-36) in his brief stay with the Pirates. He'll function as a utility infielder down the stretch.
Aug 28 - 4:01 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in the eighth as the Royals beat the Twins 6-1 on Wednesday.

All six runs scored in the bottom of the eighth, as the Royals pulled off a nice comeback win for the second time in the series. Perez's triple was his first in 461 at-bats this year. He has six in his career.
Aug 27 - 11:18 PM

Making his first start for the Royals, Liam Hendriks limited his original team to one run and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Twins.

Hendriks went 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in eight starts and two relief appearances for Minnesota before being lost on waivers over the winter. He's since bounced around, landing with the Royals in the Danny Valencia trade last month. This rates as one of his very best outings in 32 starts as a major leaguer, though it didn't get him his fourth career win. He settled for a no-decision since the Royals didn't go ahead until the bottom of the eighth. Hendriks will probably be sent back down to the minors now, with a fresh arm potentially replacing him.
Aug 27 - 11:16 PM


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