Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals

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Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and plated the Royals lone run in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

The hard-hitting backstop drove home Eric Hosmer in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the Royals offense against Anibal Sanchez and company. The All-Star catcher is enjoying another strong season at the plate, hitting .284/.328/.441 with 11 homers and 36 RBI through 320 at-bats.
Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

Eric Hosmer had a nice night at the dish in Friday’s loss to the Tigers, going 3-for-4 with a double and the team’s lone run scored.

Hosmer came around to score on an RBI single by Salvador Perez in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the team’s offense against Anibal Sanchez. He has once again been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season, slashing .268/.316/.382 with six homers and 41 RBI.
Jul 11 - 11:12 PM

Danny Duffy pitched well in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his six innings.

Duffy piled up six strikeouts on the evening without issuing a walk, allowing just single runs in the first and third inning. He’s been outstanding through the first half of the season, compiling a 2.87 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 67/29 K/BB ratio over his 84 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:11 PM

Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha.

Colon picked up four hits over 12 at-bats in his couple weeks with the big club. Nori Aoki has returned from the DL to take Colon's roster spot.
Jul 11 - 3:34 PM

Royals activated OF Norichika Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.

Aoki is hitting leadoff and is in right field on Friday against the Tigers. He batted just .263/.326/.324 over 68 games before going down with a groin injury and might not receive regular playing time once Alex Gordon (wrist) returns.
Jul 11 - 3:31 PM

Royals released RHP Ramon Troncoso.

Troncoso has spent all season at Triple-A Omaha, where he's posted a 4.30 ERA with 33 strikeouts over 44 innings. The 31-year-old will now try to latch on elsewhere.
Jul 11 - 9:56 AM

Jeremy Guthrie fell to 5-8 after allowing eight runs in four innings as the Royals were easily defeated by the Tigers on Thursday.

The Tigers' offense is firing on all cylinders, having scored 14 runs on Tuesday and 16 on Thursday. Guthrie was no match for it, allowing eight hits, walking three, and striking out only two in the effort. The right-hander heads into the All-Star break carrying a 4.56 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 75/32 K/BB ratio.
Jul 11 - 12:04 AM

Eric Hosmer singled and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats as the Royals were crushed by the Tigers on Thursday.

If there was a positive to take away from a 16-4 loss for the Royals, it's that Hosmer appears to be coming to life. He is now on a 10-game hitting streak and has homered in back-to-back games. He went deep off of Drew Smyly in the seventh inning, helping chase the lefty from the contest. Hosmer's slash line is up to .263/.312/.375 with six home runs and 41 RBI.
Jul 11 - 12:00 AM

Alex Gordon (wrist) will not participate in the All-Star Game.

Gordon was scratched from the Royals' lineup on Wednesday because of a sprained right wrist. The Royals are holding off on a DL decision for now, but we wouldn't be surprised if he misses the remainder of the first half at the very least.
Jul 10 - 5:05 PM

Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman had a 6.41 ERA in 18 appearances with Kansas City earlier this season. He'll pitch in mid-relief.
Jul 10 - 3:41 PM

Royals placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list with appendicitis.

Vargas underwent an appendectomy on Thursday and could be out 3-4 weeks. Bruce Chen seems likely to take his rotation spot. Vargas, 31, owns a 3.31 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 82/29 K/BB ratio in 125 innings this season.
Jul 10 - 3:40 PM

An MRI for Royals right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer did not show any inflammation, and team doctors cleared him to resume throwing.

Zimmer missed the first six weeks of the 2014 season with shoulder discomfort and then had to be shut down again after suffering a strain to his right latissimus dorsi muscle. It seems like eons ago since he appeared in a game, but he could be back in the Double-A rotation by early August. Zimmer is unlikely to reach the major leagues this year. He could spend time in the Arizona Fall League to pick up additional innings.
Jul 10 - 10:18 AM

Royals sent OF Justin Maxwell outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Maxwell was designated for assignment on June 30, and he was outrighted to Omaha after clearing waivers. Maxwell has until Thursday to decide whether to accept his assignment or elect free agency.
Jul 9 - 11:59 PM

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer off Kirby Yates in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

It was Perez's 11th homer, leaving him just two shy of last year's total. He hasn't been driving in runs like he did last season, but the rest of his numbers are about what was expected from him. Odds are that he'll do better with RISP the rest of the way.
Jul 9 - 10:59 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a rare homer and walked three times Wednesday against the Rays.

Maybe Hosmer's ugly start is finally over: he's 13-for-31 so far this month and he's delivered extra-base hits in four straight games. He also has a 3/7 K/BB ratio so far in July after coming in at 23/6 and 24/6 in May and June, respectively.
Jul 9 - 10:51 PM


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