3/6/2014 | Vargas tosses three scoreless against White Sox
Right-hander Jason Vargas posted three shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out one, in the Royals' 6-6 tie with the White Sox on Thursday. Brad Penny and Kelvin Herrera struggled in relief, but Alex Gordon returned to the lineup with three hits in three at-bats.
3/6/2014 | Perez a blossoming star in Kansas City
There are many things that describe the Royals' Salvador Perez. He's an All-Star, a Gold Glove winner and a team leader at 23, a big catcher with a big laugh, a big heart and a big future.
3/5/2014 | Shields isn't dwelling on contract extension
Royals ace James Shields has only this year at $13.5 million remaining on the contract he brought with him from the Rays. With another good season, there is speculation that as a free agent next winter, he could get a multi-year contract at $100 million or beyond.
3/5/2014 | Yost gets chance to go over replay procedure
There were no managerial challenges Wednesday on umpires' calls during the Royals' first game set up for the expanded instant replay system. However, it wasn't a waste of time for manager Ned Yost.
3/5/2014 | Infante makes mark in return as Royals' DH
Mike Moustakas stole the show with four RBIs and a home run, but the Royals also got an encouraging return performance from Omar Infante, who returned as the designated hitter in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
3/5/2014 | Gordon slated to miss game with shin bruise
Left fielder Alex Gordon was out of the Royals' lineup on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks because of a bruised shin. However, he's expected to play on Thursday against the White Sox.
3/5/2014 | Lamb taking Guthrie's turn against Brewers
Left-hander John Lamb, after making a good impression in his first Cactus League appearance, has been slotted to start on Saturday against the Brewers. Lamb will take right-hander Jeremy Guthrie's spot.
3/5/2014 | Hochevar out until at least May with UCL sprain
Luke Hochevar has been shut down after an MRI showed a sprain in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow. He will not begin a rehab program for 2-3 weeks and will likely be out until at least late May.
3/4/2014 | Chen stellar, Duffy struggles against Cincy
Great results for Bruce Chen on Tuesday, not so good for Danny Duffy, but both Royals left-handers were satisfied with the way they pitched in a 9-5 victory over the Reds.
3/4/2014 | Gordon carved path to Majors in Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League was the first rung on Alex Gordon's short ladder in his quick climb to the Majors. The Royals outfielder won the first of three Gold Glove Awards in 2011, and last year, he was on the American League All-Star team for the first time.
3/4/2014 | Royals getting prepped for first replay contest
The Royals enter Major League Baseball's new instant replay era for the first time on Wednesday during their game against the host Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/4/2014 | Infante slated for duty as designated hitter
Second baseman Omar Infante missed his fifth consecutive game because of a stiff throwing shoulder on Tuesday, but he's scheduled to return to the lineup on Wednesday -- as the designated hitter.
3/4/2014 | Giavotella has hitting shoes on early in camp
Second baseman Johnny Giavotella hasn't lost his knack for hitting -- he was 4-for-10 with a triple and two doubles in his first four Cactus League games.
3/4/2014 | Salvy, Hoz power Royals' offense against Reds
Salvador Perez homered and was a triple shy of the cycle while Eric Hosmer launched a three-run shot to help the Royals earn a 9-5 win over the Reds on Tuesday at Surprise, Ariz.
3/3/2014 | Guthrie authors two-inning outing in spring debut
Never say that Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie isn't the helpful type.
3/3/2014 | Collins allows four runs in second spring outing
Left-handed reliever Tim Collins, singled out for praise by Royals manager Ned Yost after his first outing last Saturday, gave up four runs in Monday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
3/3/2014 | Infante could be back soon to pair with Escobar
The time might be approaching for new Royals second baseman Omar Infante to have his first in-game pairing with shortstop Alcides Escobar. Infante, after playing the first Cactus League game, has been out with a stiff throwing shoulder. He could be back in the lineup on Tuesday or Wednesday.
3/3/2014 | Lamb's velocity up as comeback continues
Left-hander John Lamb, continuing his comeback from Tommy John surgery, impressed manager Ned Yost with his improved velocity on Sunday. Lamb gave up two hits and one run in a 5-3 win over the Cubs in his first Cactus League outing.
3/3/2014 | Butler seeing more action at first base
Billy Butler, normally the designated hitter, started at first base on Monday against the White Sox and he'll be seeing more duty there this month.
3/3/2014 | Moustakas has plenty in tank this spring
Mike Moustakas belted two home runs in a Cactus League win at Cubs Park. The beast was hitting tanks again. All of which is good news for the Royals, who needed more runs last season and more production out of Moustakas, their third-year third baseman.
3/3/2014 | Bonifacio homers, drives in three vs. White Sox
Jeremy Guthrie allowed three runs -- all on a first-inning three-run homer -- on four hits over two innings in a 9-7 loss to the White Sox on Monday.
3/2/2014 | Moustakas' second homer impresses Yost
Mike Moustakas belted two home runs to right-center field in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Cubs, but it was his second blast that really impressed manager Ned Yost.
3/2/2014 | Davis, Ventura deliver scoreless innings vs. Cubs
Two of the Royals' aspirants for the fifth job in the starting rotation, right-handers Wade Davis and Yordano Ventura, got off to good starts in the Cactus League.
3/2/2014 | Yost shuffles around position players
Spring Training is a time for finding answers, and that's what Royals manager Ned Yost had in mind on Sunday when he played right fielder Norichika Aoki in center and third baseman Danny Valencia at second.
3/2/2014 | Royals eager to see patient approach from Dyson
Last season the Royals drew the third-fewest walks in the American League -- 422, or 167 fewer than the Rays' leading 589. That's one reason why manager Ned Yost liked seeing leadoff batter Jarrod Dyson work two walks against the Padres on Saturday.
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