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Kelvin Herrera was given a two-game suspension for his role in Thursday's altercation with the White Sox.

Herrera is already appealing a five-game ban for his throwing at Brett Lawrie last week, so it's possible he appeals this one as well
Apr 25 - 12:42 PM

Lorenzo Cain was given a two-game suspension for participating in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox.

It's unclear if Cain will appeal his suspension or begin serving immediately. Jarrod Dyson could see additional playing time in Cain's absence.
Apr 25 - 12:39 PM

Edinson Volquez was suspended five games for his role in Thursday's altercation with the White Sox.

Volquez attempted to land a punch on an unsuspecting White Sox player during the fracas. He'll have his next start pushed back a day, otherwise the suspension won't affect his fantasy value.
Apr 25 - 12:32 PM

Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games for his role in Thursday's altercation with the White Sox.

This doesn't come as a surprise as Ventura appeared to instigate the brawl by shouting obscenities at Adam Eaton. He will miss one start and have another delayed a few days now.
Apr 25 - 12:29 PM

Saturday's game between the White Sox and Royals has been postponed due to rain.

The conclusion of Friday's game has been postponed as well. The two sides will resume Friday's game at 1:10 on Sunday with their regularly scheduled game following afterwards. No word yet on a potential makeup date for Saturday's game.
Apr 25 - 10:03 AM

Danny Duffy delivered a strong outing in Friday's no-decision against the White Sox, allowing just an unearned run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Duffy punched out three and walked one in the contest. The only damage against him came on an RBI ground out by Tyler Flowers in the fourth inning, scoring Alexei Ramirez who had reached on an error. Duffy will bring a 4.15 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 16/7 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's outing against the Indians in Cleveland.
Apr 25 - 12:08 AM

Omar Infante (groin) is back in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Infante hadn't played since straining his left groin on Sunday. The veteran infielder is sporting an ugly .250/.244/.350 batting line in the early going this season.
Apr 24 - 4:44 PM

Royals recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Finnegan will likely only be up briefly, as the Royals needed a fresh bullpen arm. The young left-hander posted a 3.86 ERA over two starts with Northwest Arkansas.
Apr 24 - 3:29 PM

Royals optioned INF Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha.

He received just two at-bats in his week up with the big club. Brandon Finnegan has replaced Calixte on the active roster.
Apr 24 - 3:26 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 and doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th as the Royals edged the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday.

Hosmer's second double of the game plated Jarrod Dyson. He had just one double and three extra-base hits for the season coming into this one. He has, however, been a great on-base guy with a .339 average and 11 walks in 59 at-bats. Last year, he walked 35 times in 503 at-bats.
Apr 24 - 12:45 AM

Ryan Madson pitched a pair of hitless innings Thursday against the White Sox.

Madson's comeback is off to a terrific start, with just one run and five hits allowed over 7 2/3 innings. It doesn't really make him an AL-only option, but it's nice rooting for him.
Apr 24 - 12:44 AM

Yordano Ventura was ejected from Thursday's start against the White Sox.

Lorenzo Cain and Edinson Volquez were also tossed from the Royals with Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija given the gate from the White Sox. It's the second straight start that Ventura has been given the heave-ho. There has been bad blood between the two sides for awhile, but Ventura appeared to instigate the entire incident by shouting obscenities at Adam Eaton after fielding his comebacker in the seventh inning. That led to a benches-clearing altercation between the two clubs with punches thrown. There's a high-likelihood that he'll face some sort of suspension for this one.
Apr 23 - 10:17 PM

The Royals will re-evaluate Greg Holland (pectoral) on Saturday to see if he can begin a throwing program.

Holland was diagnosed with a Grade 1 pectoral strain late last week. He told reporters that he was ready to start throwing this coming weekend, but the Royals are being rightly cautious here and will make sure Holland isn't rushing anything before they set him on a throwing program. Wade Davis has done a stellar job closing in his absence and the team has no reason to push Holland back into action faster than necessary.
Apr 23 - 5:28 PM

Royals outfield prospect Bubba Starling has been promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Starling got the bump after batting .386/.471/.614 in his first 51 plate appearances at High-A Wilmington. The former No. 5 overall pick hasn't soared through the minors like the Royals were hoping, but perhaps he's now ready to hit his stride at age 22.
Apr 23 - 12:02 PM

Jeremy Guthrie allowed three first-inning runs and got the loss in Wednesday's start versus the Twins.

Guthrie wasn't sharp early, as he issued two walks, hit a batter, and allowed three hits in a three-run first inning. He posted four scoreless frames from there. Overall, he gave up six hits, walked six, and struck out three. He was fortunate to only allow the three runs. Guthrie has a 5.50 ERA with a 7/7 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. He'll try to improve on his control when he faces the Indians in Cleveland next.
Apr 22 - 11:01 PM


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