Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


ROYALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Billy Butler willing to rework contract to remain with Royals

The 2014 season has not gone the way that Billy Butler had imagined. Owed a $12.5 million club option for 2015 there is no guarantee he will remain with the Kansas City Royals beyond this season. That of course does not mean that the 28-year-old Butler wants out of Kansas City. “If the option doesn’t work, I’d be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I’ve always...
Via Tireball.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer scratched with hand injury

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been scratched from Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised hand, reports Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star:Eric Hosmer has been scratched due to his hand injury from yesterday. Billy Butler will play first base. Sal Perez is DH. Let's get weird.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 21, 2014...
Via MLB Injury News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Kansas City considering trade for Rangers' Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals have been connected to some of the top available starting pitchers this month, but they are also in need of an offensive upgrade in order to jump back into the American League Central race.They are looking to add a bat and have considered Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.#452105716 / gettyimages.comEvan Grant of the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lifeless Royals Lose Again, 2-1 To Red Sox

Here are some tasteful stats that Ryan Landreth has dug up that may give you no hope at all for the Kansas City Royals. “The Royals have outhit their opponent 11 times in their 47 losses, with another 7 times matching their opponent’s hit total. In another 13 games, they’ve had no fewer than two less hits than their opponent did. The Royals have lost 47 times. In just 16 of...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Outcome of Ventura's pitching duel Royals' last hope in Boston series

At least one pitchers' duel seemed possible during a three-game series between the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Now a second one seems quite probable. After a showcase of solid pitching in the second game of the set, Jon Lester and Yordano Ventura will look to keep it going in Sunday's series finale. James Shields and Clay Buchholz turned in average...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Punchless Royals go down feebly to Red Sox again

The season with so much promise is rapidly slipping away. And the team that has been insisting for weeks that it will be find because it is a second-half team is off to an awful second-half start after losing their second straight to Boston, 2-1. And the odds of a series sweep are high -- the toothless Royals offense now must try to best Royals-killer Jon Lester on Sunday. Lester...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox ball girl accidentally fields fair ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Boston Red Sox ball girl accidentally fielded a ball that was still in play during Friday night's game against Kansas City. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Royals batter Eric Hosmer pulled the ball fair down the first base line. The Red Sox ball girl instinctively scooped it up as it curved into foul territory, not realizing...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler doesn’t want to be traded, hopes Royals pick up $12.5 million option for 2015

Billy Butler swung a pair of Mariucci bats inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park, rotating the lumber from hand to hand, pondering the factors behind his first-half torment. “Some years, you just have a down year,” said Butler, the Royals’ designated hitter. “And you feel the same. For whatever reason, it just happens. I’m not saying you’re any less of a player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals blow numerous chances, give one away to Red Sox

All season long, the Royals have talked about being a big "second-half team" and that no one should worry about their scuffuling through the first half. But the second half started out almost identical to the first, with an agonizing 5-4 loss to the Red Sox in Boston on Friday night. The Royals squandered a 4-1 lead and had a chance to bust the game wide open early and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Acquire P Jason Frasor from Rangers

The Texas Rangers have sent RHP Jason Frasor to the Kansas City Royals. In exchange, they will receive 26-year-old RHP Spencer Patton. #Royals acquire right-handed reliever Jason Frasor from the Rangers for fellow righty Spencer Patton, who was at Omaha. — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 16, 2014 Frasor has been having a very solid season—posting a 3.34 ERA in 38 appearances—and...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Are Between A Rock And A Hard Place

This will be tough to write. It pains me to write it, because a month ago in this space, I said that the Royals had “a great chance” to win the division. Since that piece was posted, even including the win that day, the Royals have gone 10-14. So for roughly 1/6 of the season, they’ve played like a 68-win team. Sorry about that, fellow fans. I thought the Royals had figured...
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons the Royals Won’t Make the Playoffs in 2014

With 68 games to go, it's crunch time for the Kansas City Royals, who are 2.5 games out of the second wild card and 6.5 games behind the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers. This team has been up and down, maybe even more than they were last season when we were introduced to the Royalcoaster, and that's led to some swings in emotion when it comes to being a fan of this team...
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
Royals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

NBA free agency and trade tracker

NFL coaches on the hot seat in 2014

The top 32 fantasy QBs for 2014

WWE Battleground full results

Gallery: The best of Hannah Ferguson

Best NFL player at every number

Fashionable history of wrestling hippies

Most compelling storylines for MLB's second half

NFL cheerleader calendar blowout

NFL teams with best homefield advantage

How trading for David Price changes the odds

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

BARKER BEAUTIES
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.