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Pitchers Carlos Hernández, Asa Lacy added to Royals alternate site camp

August 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 11, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Carlos Hernández and left-handed pitcher Asa Lacy have been added to the alternate site camp, part of the club’s 60-man roster. Hernández, 23, pitched at three different minor league levels with the organization last

Royals outfielder Franchy Cordero has successful surgery

August 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 11, 2020) – Kansas City Royals outfielder Franchy Cordero had surgery to repair a broken right hamate bone this morning. The 25-year-old was placed on the Injured List on Sunday and transferred to the 60-day IL yesterday. Cordero, acquired from the Padres on July 16, played

Royals Charities to surprise RBI athletes with new Nike cleats

Cleat Distribution Takes Place This Week
August 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 11, 2020) -- Royals Charities and Price Chopper are committed to growing youth baseball in Kansas City and have partnered with Nike to purchase cleats for athletes from the KCMO RBI and Kansas RBI programs. Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball

Royals select Kris Bubic; transfer Foster Griffin to 60-day IL; place Jorge López on family medical emergency list

July 31, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 31, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have selected left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic to the Major League roster, and he will make his Major League debut at 7:05 p.m. tonight vs. the Chicago White Sox. The club also transferred left-handed pitcher Foster

Royals announce Patrick Mahomes as newest member of ownership group

July 28, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 28, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today welcomed the newest member of the team’s ownership group, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. “We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,”

Royals sign Matt Harvey to a Minor League deal

July 28, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 28, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey to a minor league contract. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Harvey, 31, made 12 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last season, going 3-5

Royals announce roster moves to finalize Opening Day roster

July 23, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 23, 2020) -- The Kansas City Royals announced the following roster moves today to finalize their roster for Opening Day:

  • Placed RHP Chance Adams and LHP Randy Rosario on the 10-day IL (retro to July 20)
  • Placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the Bereavement/Family Medical

Royals Charities Opening Series 50/50 raffle now open

Proceeds to benefit Urban Neighborhood Initiative
July 23, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 23, 2020) -- As the 2020 season opens, Royals Charities is announcing an online 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson starting today, with proceeds benefitting the Urban Neighborhood Initiative. The raffle is now open and will close during the sixth inning of the Royals game

Greater Kansas City Day rescheduled for July 24

Fans can purchase flags at area Price Choppers starting today
July 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 22, 2020) -- The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce Greater Kansas City Day presented by Price Chopper, which was previously scheduled for April 2, will take place this Friday, July 24. Though delayed due to the postponement of the 2020 Major League Baseball Season,

Dozier tests positive for COVID-19

July 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 22, 2020) -- The Kansas City Royals today announced that infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for Covid-19 and is being placed on the Injured List. The 28-year old was Kansas City’s first pick in the 2013 First Year Player Draft (eighth overall) and is coming

Dayton Moore gives commencement speech to KCPS high school graduates

July 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 21, 2020) –- Royals Sr. Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager Dayton Moore is honoring area seniors by recording a commencement speech for Kansas City Public Schools Class of 2020 graduations that were changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “On behalf of the Kansas City Royals and our

Junis placed on injured list

July 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 20, 2020) -- The Kansas City Royals today announced that right-handed pitcher Jakob Junis has been placed on the Injured List to allow him to continue to prepare for the 2020 season. The 27-year old was not among the initial group of players who reported to

Royals and T-Bones agree to second "Summer Camp" home

July 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced they have reached an agreement with Wyandotte County and the Kansas City T-Bones to use T-Bones Stadium as the club’s second site during the 2020 Summer Camp session. Members of the 60-man roster who will not be

Dini and Tillo test positive for COVID-19

July 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that catcher Nick Dini and left-handed pitcher Daniel Tillo have both tested positive for Covid-19. Each player is asymptomatic and has given the ballclub permission to release their names as positive tests.

Royals acquire Ronald Bolaños, Franchy Cordero from San Diego for Tim Hill

July 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Ronald Bolaños (pronounced: boh-LAHN-yohs) and outfielder Franchy Cordero from the San Diego Padres for left-handed pitcher Tim Hill. Cordero, 25, has played in parts of three seasons with the Padres, hitting

Diamond of Dreams Virtual Auction

Auction Open Through July 26
July 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2020) – Royals Charities is excited to announce the auction from Diamond of Dreams presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, originally scheduled for June 29, will be held virtually. Proceeds will benefit the building of the Kansas City Fisher House, where

All three exhibitions to be heard on 610 Sports and the Royals Radio Network

July 13, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 13, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals and their radio partners at Entercom today announced that next week’s exhibition games will be broadcast on 610 Sports (KCSP-AM) and the Royals Radio Network. Earlier today, the Royals announced they will host the Houston Astros in Kauffman Stadium

Royals to face Houston, St. Louis in exhibition play, July 20-22

All three games to be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City
July 13, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 13, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have scheduled three exhibition games leading up to the season opener on Friday, July 24. The Royals will host the Houston Astros in Kauffman Stadium on Monday, July 20 (7:05 p.m.) and again on Tuesday,

Gallagher tests positive for COVID-19

July 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 11, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that catcher Cam Gallagher has tested positive for Covid-19. Gallagher, 27, was Kansas City’s second round selection in the 2011 First Year Player Draft. He has issued the following statement: “To say this caught me by surprise

Royals Announce 2021 Regular Season Schedule

Opening Day Scheduled for Thursday, April 1
July 9, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 9, 2020) — In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2021 regular season schedule. All game times will be announced at a later date. Opening Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 1 at Kauffman Stadium vs. the Texas Rangers, to

Keller and O'Hearn test positive for COVID-19

July 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 7, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that right-handed pitcher Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have each tested positive for Covid-19. Both players have released a statement after giving the club permission to announce that positive test. Keller, 24 (he turns 25

Royals Announce Revised 2020 Regular Season Schedule

Opening Day Scheduled for Friday, July 24
July 6, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 6, 2020) — In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals tonight announced their revised 60-game schedule for the 2020 regular season. Opening Day is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CT on Friday, July 24 at Progressive Field vs. the Cleveland Indians, to mark just

Royals Warmup debuts tomorrow on Fox Sports Kansas City

Classic 1980 ALCS, 1985 ALCS and 1985 World Series games start next week
July 2, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 2, 2020) – FOX Sports Kansas City will help get fans ready for the 2020 season on Royals Warmup, a new weekly 30-minute show, beginning tomorrow and airing Fridays until the scheduled opening week of the 2020 regular season. The Royals TV team of Ryan Lefebvre,

Royals to host voter registration event

July 1, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 1, 2020) - The Kansas City Royals are proud to host a Missouri Voter Registration event this Friday, July 3. The postmark deadline to vote in the Missouri Primary election (scheduled for August 4) is Wednesday, July 8. The General election is November 3 with a

Royals announce Fanbassador Program

A Portion of Funds to Benefit COVID Relief Efforts
July 1, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 1, 2020) – With the return of baseball in 2020, the Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the Fanbassador program. Season Ticket Members will be offered the chance to order a hard-plastic cutout of their likeness that will be displayed in a seat at Kauffman