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Royals partner with City Union Mission for Thanksgiving feast

November 6, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 6, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will again help area families in need this holiday season by providing a Thanksgiving feast for the 14th-straight year at the City Union Mission on Wednesday. Royals pitchers Ian Kennedy and Jorge Lopez, as well as a group of

Alex Gordon Awarded Seventh Rawlings Gold Glove

November 3, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 3, 2019) – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., and ESPN announced tonight that Royals left fielder Alex Gordon has earned his seventh career Rawlings Gold Glove Award, receiving the award for the third time in as many seasons. Gordon was also honored as the top left

Royals Name Mike Matheny 17th Manager in Franchise History

October 31, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 31, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that Mike Matheny has been named the 17th full-time manager in franchise history. He will be formally introduced to the Kansas City media at 1:00 p.m today in the Level One Interview Room at Kauffman Stadium. “Our

Royals announce further details for Saturday’s college exhibition

October 21, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 21, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced further details regarding the college exhibition game between Vanderbilt University and Oklahoma State University, which will take place this Saturday (October 26) at noon at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy (1622 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO

Daniel Lynch, Kyle Isbel named Arizona Fall League All-Stars

October 8, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 8, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will be represented by two prospects in Saturday’s Arizona Fall League All-Star Game, as left-handed pitcher Daniel Lynch and outfielder Kyle Isbel have been selected to the AFL West rosters. Saturday’s game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Royals announce 2020 Spring Training game times

October 8, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 8, 2019) – In conjunction with Surprise Stadium and the Texas Rangers, the Kansas City Royals today announced home game times for its 2020 Spring Training schedule. The first workout date for pitchers and catchers is Wednesday, February 12, followed by position players on Monday, February

Mondesi undergoes successful surgery

October 3, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (October 3, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced that infielder Adalberto Mondesi underwent a successful left shoulder labral repair on Wednesday in a procedure performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas. Mondesi, 24, suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the first inning

Soler, Duffy Named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for September

October 1, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 1, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler and left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of September. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Soler, 27,

Soler, Duffy named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for September

October 1, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 1, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler and left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of September. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Soler, 27,

Royals and KSHB-TV partner on School Day at The K

September 28, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals and local broadcast station KSHB-TV announced today a partnership through 2022, including the popular School Day at The K starting next season. “We are excited to once again be the Official Meteorologists for the Royals and share School Day with so many kids

Royals-Twins Saturday game moved up to 1:15 p.m.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
September 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 27, 2019) – Due to heavy rains expected in the Kansas City area tomorrow evening, the Kansas City Royals-Minnesota Twins game scheduled for Saturday night has been moved to a 1:15 p.m. first pitch. Gates to Kauffman Stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. Fans who had

Royals name 2019 players, pitchers of the year for nine Minor League affiliates

September 25, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 25, 2019) — The Kansas City Royals have named their Minor League Players and Pitchers of the Year for their respective affiliates. All of the players will be at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 27 for Futures Night, where they will take part in a pregame

“Recognition Night” on Friday

Pre-game ceremonies will salute the 2019 minor league achievements with Futures Night and retiring manager Ned Yost will be honored
September 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 24, 2019) -- Prior to Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins, the Royals will salute the Pitchers and Players of the Year from each of the Club’s minor league affiliates. Immediately following that presentation, the organization will honor retiring manager Ned Yost with an on-field

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Final Homestand of the 2019 Season
September 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 24, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals host the Atlanta Braves (September 24-25) and Minnesota Twins (September 27-29) for the final homestand of the season. Please see below for more details. Tuesday, September 24 – Atlanta Braves vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m. · Home Run To Health

Ned Yost announces retirement

KC’s all-time winningest manager to step down after Sunday’s finale
September 23, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 23, 2019) -- Ned Yost announced today that he will retire as manager of the Kansas City Royals, effective this Sunday, September 29 after the 2019 season finale against the Minnesota Twins. The all-time winningest manager in franchise history (744 wins) and the first manager to

Royals and Entercom agree to five-year extension through 2024

September 16, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 16, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals and Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced a new five-year extension to broadcast the Royals on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM) through the 2024 season. Financial terms of the agreement

Royals claim Randy Rosario off waivers from Chicago Cubs

September 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 12, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has claimed left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario off outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs. He will report to the Major League club. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club has recalled infielder Kelvin

Soler, Montgomery named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for August

September 3, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 3, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that outfielder/ designated hitter Jorge Soler and left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery 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. Soler,

Glass Family Agrees To Sale Of Royals

Local businessman, John Sherman, to lead group of local Kansas City investors to purchase club
August 30, 2019

(The following release contains the only comments that will be made by the Kansas City Royals, the Glass family and John Sherman until the sale is approved by Major League Baseball) KANSAS CITY, MO ([August 30, 2019]) — The Kansas City Royals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, today announced

Statement regarding speculation of club sale

August 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 27, 2019) — The Kansas City Royals are not in a position to make any comments on the published speculation regarding any potential sale of the ball club. The Royals will make no further statements at this time.

Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy hosts second annual Queens of the Diamond event

Fundraising Softball Tournament to be held August 29
August 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy will host its second annual fundraising event, Queens of the Diamond, this Thursday, August 29. The event will feature 30 teams of women leaders from the Kansas City community competing in a softball tournament at the Academy, while enjoying

Royals in the community

Team Supports Bishop Sullivan Center and Hosts Special Olympics Clinic During Longest Homestand of the Year
August 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 26, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will host the Oakland A’s (August 26-29), Baltimore Orioles (August 30-September 1) and Detroit Tigers (September 3-5). Royals Charities will donate to a special fund at the Bishop Sullivan Center (August 27), host a clinic for Special Olympics athletes

Tickets on sale now for 2020 Royals FanFest

August 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 22, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals have announced that the 2020 Royals FanFest will take place Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall. The event will have plenty of new and returning activities for kids, as well

Royals announce 2020 Spring Training Schedule

August 19, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 19, 2019) – In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced a 32-game exhibition schedule. The first workout date for pitchers and catchers is Wednesday, February 12, followed by position players on Monday, February 17. The club will begin its 18th season

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Royals Charities offers '70 for 70' tonight; Strike Out Slavery concert featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill on Saturday
August 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 13, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will host the St. Louis Cardinals (August 13-14) and New York Mets (August 16-18). Royals Charities will host the “70 for 70” 50/50 Raffle where fans will have the opportunity to win a minimum of $35,000 (August 13). The