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Royals announce Gene Watson returns as vice president/assistant general manager – Major League scouting

September 17, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 17, 2021) – Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations/General Manager, J.J. Picollo, today announced that Gene Watson has returned to the organization as Vice President/Assistant General Manager – Major League Scouting. “I feel very fortunate that we were able to bring Gene back

Royals promote Dayton Moore to president/baseball operations and J.J. Picollo to Sr. vice president/baseball operations and general manager

September 14, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 14, 2021) – Kansas City Royals Chairman and CEO, John Sherman, today announced that Dayton Moore has been named President of Baseball Operations and J.J. Picollo has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations/General Manager. The announcements were made in a press conference earlier

Salvador Perez Named Royals’ Nominee For The 2021 Roberto Clemente Award

September 14, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 14, 2021) – Major League Baseball announced today that catcher Salvador Perez was named the Kansas City Royals’ 2021 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, baseball’s most prestigious individual honor for Major Leaguers.

Andrew Benintendi named American League Player of the Week

September 13, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 13, 2021) – Major League Baseball announced today that Andrew Benintendi has been named American League Player of the Week for the period of Sept. 6-12. During that time, the Royals’ outfielder batted .500 (14-for-28) with three doubles, three homers and led all Major League players

Perez, Hernández named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for August

September 2, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (September 2, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that catcher Salvador Perez and right-handed pitcher Carlos Hernández have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of August. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Perez, 31, led

Royals partner with Tico Sports for Spanish-language broadcasts

September 2, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 2, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have partnered with Tico Sports to produce Spanish-language broadcasts for five games during the final five weeks of the season. The first will be tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 3 against the Chicago White Sox at 7:10

Salvador Perez named American League Player of the Week

August 30, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 30, 2021) – Major League Baseball announced today that Salvador Perez has been named American League Player of the Week for the period of August 23-29, a stretch in which he hit .357 (10-for-28) across seven games and led the Major Leagues in both home runs

Royals Announce 2022 Spring Training Schedule

August 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 18, 2021) – In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced a 32-game exhibition schedule for 2022.

Royals prospect MJ Melendez promoted to Omaha

August 9, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Aug. 9, 2021) – Kansas City Royals prospect MJ Melendez has been promoted to Triple-A Omaha, the club announced today. The 22-year-old catcher currently ranks second among all minor league players with 28 home runs this season, spending the first part of the year with Double-A Northwest

Satchel Paige's Hall of Fame plaque to travel to Kansas City

August 6, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 6, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals have announced in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Kansas City’s own Negro League Baseball Museum that Satchel Paige’s Hall of Fame plaque will be brought from Cooperstown to Kansas City for public display

Minor League Baseball announces July Players and Pitchers of the Month

Royals minor leaguers MJ Melendez (Double-A Central), Michael Massey (High-A Central) and Heribert Garcia (Arizona Complex League) among the honorees
August 4, 2021

New York, NY, August 4, 2021 — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced the Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for July in each of the 14 leagues in Major League Baseball’s player development system. Double-A Central Northwest Arkansas Naturals catcher MJ Melendez led the league in runs

Royals Announce 2022 Regular Season Schedule

August 4, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 4, 2021) – In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2022 regular season schedule. All game times will be announced at a later date.

Perez, Keller named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for July

August 2, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 2, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that catcher Salvador Perez and right-handed pitcher Brad Keller have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of July. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Perez, 31, led

Royals Acquire Rhp Kasey Kalich From Atlanta For Jorge Soler

July 30, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 30, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Kasey Kalich from the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Jorge Soler. Kalich will be assigned to Quad Cities (A+).

Royals trade Duffy to Dodgers

K.C. sends Duffy and cash to L.A. for player to be named
July 29, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 29, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals today announced they have traded left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a player-to-be-named later. The 32-year old Duffy is currently on the 10-day Injured List with a left flexor strain. Duffy

Royals Charities 5K & 10K Run/Walk set for Saturday

Participants encouraged to register online now and pick up packets Friday
July 29, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 29, 2021) – Royals Charities will host the annual 5K & 10K Run/Walk presented by Price Chopper at Kauffman Stadium this Saturday, July 31. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., starts outside of Kauffman Stadium near Gate D and includes running the length of the

Royals sign all 21 Draft picks, add three undrafted free agents

July 25, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 25, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have signed all 21 selections from the 2021 First-Year Player Draft, completing the list with the signing of catcher Luca Tresh (17th round, 499th overall). The Royals have also agreed to terms with undrafted free

Royals sign two more Draft picks

July 24, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 24, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed 20 of their 21 selections from the 2021 First-Year Player Draft, adding two more to the list this afternoon. The most recent signees include infielder Peyton Wilson (Competitive Balance Round B, 66th overall)

Royals sign three more Draft picks

July 21, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 21, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed 18 of their 21 selections in last week’s 2021 First-Year Player Draft, adding three more to the list this afternoon. The most recent signees include catcher Carter Jensen (3rd round, 78th overall), infielder

Royals sign three more Draft picks

July 19, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 19, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have signed 15 of their 21 selections in last week’s 2021 First-Year Player Draft, adding three more to the list tonight. The most recent signees include right-handed pitcher Ben Kudrna (2nd round, 43rd overall), right-handed

Prospects Nick Pratto, Bobby Witt Jr. promoted to Omaha

July 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 18, 2021) – Kansas City Royals prospects Nick Pratto and Bobby Witt Jr. have both been promoted to Triple-A Omaha, the club announced this evening. Both had spent the first part of the season with Kansas City’s Double-A affiliate, Northwest Arkansas. Pratto (first base) and Witt

Royals sign 11 draft picks

July 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 18, 2021) -- The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed 12 of their 21 selections in last week’s 2021 First-Year Player Draft. This includes first rounder Frank Mozzicato, who signed yesterday. The other 11 signees include: left-handed pitcher Noah Cameron (7th round), outfielder

Royals/Brewers game time for Tuesday moved to 3:10 P.M. (CDT)

July 18, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 18, 2021) -- The Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball today announced that Tuesday’s scheduled game between the Kansas City Royals and Brewers in American Family Field has been moved from its original 7:10 p.m. start to a 3:10 p.m. first pitch. The change was requested

Royals sign first-round pick Frank Mozzicato

July 17, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 17, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Frank Mozzicato, their first-round pick (7th overall) in the 2021 First-Year Player Draft. Mozzicato, 18, recorded 30.1 consecutive innings without allowing a hit during his senior season at East Catholic High

Royals Select 10 Players On Final Day Of 2021 First-Year Player Draft

July 13, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 13, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals selected 10 players on the third and final day of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft. In total, the Royals added 21 players to their organization over the last three days, including six right-handed pitchers, six left-handed pitchers, five middle