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Royals signed RHP Paul Clemens to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old right-hander had been cut loose by the Phillies after registering a 6.00 ERA and 1.96 WHIP over 24 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's nothing more than organizational depth for the Royals.
Aug 2 - 6:50 PM

Ben Zobrist supplied a two-run home run and walked in four plate appearances in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Zobrist went yard twice on Saturday, and added another in his fourth game as a Royal. His two-run blast in the eighth inning brought the Royals to within a run at 3-2. Zobrist is batting .272/.355/.480 with nine home runs and 39 RBI on the year.
Aug 2 - 5:02 PM

Edinson Volquez limited the Blue Jays to two runs in six innings, but took the loss on Sunday.

It was a wild one, as Volquez threw inside to Josh Donaldson on multiple occasions, including hitting him in the first inning. The benches eventually cleared in the seventh inning with Volquez out of the game. The right-hander gave up four hits overall and walked three while striking out four. After years of mediocrity, Volquez has backed up his 2014 rebirth with another solid campaign, posting a 3.20 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 99/50 K/BB ratio in 132 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column with a weekend home start versus the White Sox.
Aug 2 - 5:00 PM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday due to a sore knee.

He was hit by a pitch in the knee on Saturday. Moose is expected to be fine, but the club wanted to give him a little rest just to be safe. Cheslor Cuthbert will start in Moustakas' place at third base.
Aug 2 - 10:43 AM

Ben Zobrist clubbed a pair of solo home runs on Saturday, leading the Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Zobrist got the scoring started with a solo shot off Jays starter Mark Buehrle in the first inning. He then took Mark Lowe deep in the eighth inning, tying the game at 5-5 and igniting a rally that would lead the Royals to victory. He also doubled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Aug 1 - 3:41 PM

Yordano Ventura was hit hard in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on six hits over his seven frames.

Ventura walked a pair and struck out two on the afternoon. Thankfully for him, the Royals offense came to play and did enough to secure his victory. Part of Ventura's problem was his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista launched back-to-back homers in the fifth inning. Now 6-7 on the season, he'll carry a 4.98 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the White Sox.
Aug 1 - 3:41 PM

Wade Davis (back) expects to be available for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

He has been dealing with a minor back issue in recent days, but felt better on Saturday. He'll test it out by playing catch before the game, but is expected to be ready to action.
Aug 1 - 11:03 AM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Ned Yost will use the matchup against opposing southpaw Mark Buehrle to give his third baseman a day of rest. Cheslor Cuthbert will start in his place at the hot corner and bat eighth for the Royals on Saturday.
Aug 1 - 10:23 AM

Making his Royals debut, Johnny Cueto allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Cueto didn't have his best command in his first start with his new club, but it was good enough for a quality start. He gave up seven hits and walked a pair while striking out seven batters. The new Royals' ace will get the Tigers next time out.
Jul 31 - 11:43 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base Friday against the Blue Jays.

The hot-hitting continues for Cain, who wraps up July with a .367 batting average. The 29-year-old is batting .314/.371/.504 on the year and has already set a career-high with 11 home runs. He's currently on pace for new career-highs in RBI and stolen bases as well.
Jul 31 - 11:42 PM

Chris Young has been moved to the Royals' bullpen.

Manager Ned Yost has chosen to stick with Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation even though he's been greatly outperformed by Young. Guthrie isn't guaranteed anything beyond his next start, though, so things could still change.
Jul 31 - 4:39 PM

Danny Duffy gave up five runs and three homers in six innings Thursday against the Blue Jays.

It's just not fair to ask a lefty to face this Blue Jays lineup in Toronto. Seriously, giving up five runs over six innings isn't bad under those circumstances. Duffy's season has left a lot to be desired, but he's still a threat for some mixed-league value.
Jul 30 - 11:41 PM

Royals optioned OF Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha.

The move clears a roster spot for new acquisition Ben Zobrist. Orlando, 29, has hit .237/.270/.408 in 161 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
Jul 30 - 11:54 AM

Royals OF prospect Bubba Starling hit for the cycle Tuesday in a win for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

He finished it off with a ninth-inning single. The cycle was the first in club history. Starling has hit a remarkable .356 in 23 games this month with 12 RBI and 11 extra-base hits. The 22-year-old is batting .300 with an .850 OPS across two minor league levels this year.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 29 - 4:13 PM

Jeremy Guthrie was lit up for eight runs -- seven earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

He yielded 10 hits -- including three home runs -- while walking one, hitting three batters and recording just three strikeouts. It could be the last straw for Guthrie, whose ERA on the season now sits at 5.65. Royals manager Ned Yost will decide by next Tuesday whether to keep Guthrie or Chris Young in the rotation.
Jul 29 - 4:05 PM


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