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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

Royals in the community

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

Homestand highlights: August 13-18

Strike Out Slavery Night with postgame concert featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill set for August 17
August 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 12, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will host the St. Louis Cardinals (August 13-14) and New York Mets (August 16-18). Fans can get great Theme Tickets, including Beatles Night (August 16), KU Night (August 17) and Strike Out Slavery with postgame concert (August 17). Please

Jorge Soler named American League Player of the Week 

August 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 12, 2019) – Royals outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler has been named the W.B. Mason American League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 5-11. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Soler, 27, hit .409 (9-for-22) with a .552 on-base percentage and

2020 'Renew Your Blue' campaign underway

Fans renewing by October 11 get access to exclusive offers, including Kauffman Credits and a chance to win their season tickets
August 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Royals are thrilled to announce new and exclusive season ticket packages and offers for the 2020 season! Fans renewing their 81-, 41- and 21-game packages by October 11 may take advantage of brand-new offers and returning favorites. Next season promises exciting baseball at

Royals Announce 2020 Regular Season Schedule 

Opening Day Scheduled for Thursday, March 26
August 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO — In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2020 regular season schedule. All game times will be announced at a later date. Opening Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at Guaranteed Rate Field vs. the Chicago White Sox to mark

Soler, Keller named Royals player, pitcher of the month for July

August 2, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 2, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that outfielder Jorge Soler 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. Soler, 27, led

Royals in the Community

50/50 Raffle $70,000 guaranteed jackpot on-sale; Royals Charities 5K&10K at Kauffman Stadium
August 1, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the Royals head to Minnesota, Boston and Detroit for a long road trip, the Club will continue to give back to the Kansas City community. A second, larger guaranteed 50/50 Raffle jackpot will go on-sale online (August 1), and Royals Charities will host a drive

Royals charities 5K & 10K Run/Walk set for August 10

Course Rounds the Warning Track at ‘The K’
July 30, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 30, 2019) – Royals Charities will host the annual 5K & 10K Run/Walk presented by Price Chopper at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 10. The event, which begins at 8 a.m. and features a course that takes runners around the Kauffman Stadium warning track, benefits Royals

Royals deal Diekman to Oakland for a pair of Minor Leaguers

Also recall Kyle Zimmer and Ryan O’Hearn/DFA Lucas Duda
July 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2019) -- The Kansas City Royals made a flurry of roster moves prior to tonight’s game with Cleveland, trading left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to the Oakland A’s in exchange for outfielder Dairon Blanco and right-handed pitcher Ismael Aquino. Kansas City also recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle

Homestand Highlights: July 25-31

Fans can get great giveaway items throughout homestand
July 23, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals will host the Cleveland Indians (July 25-28) and Toronto Blue Jays (July 29-31). Fans can get great giveaways, including a Fanny Pack (July 26), Royals Jersey (July 27) and a t-shirt (July 30). Please see below for more details. Thursday, July 25

Royals Recall Josh Staumont; Designate Wily Peralta For Assignment

July 20, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 20, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Staumont from Omaha (AAA). In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Wily Peralta has been designated for assignment. Staumont, 25, is 1-5 with two saves and a 3.16 ERA (18 ER

Royals acquire pitcher Mike Montgomery for Martin Maldonado

July 15, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 15, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Martín Maldonado. Montgomery, 30, has made 20 relief appearances with the Cubs this season, going 1-2 with a 5.67 ERA (17 ER

Royals acquire infielder Kevin Merrell for Homer Bailey

July 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 14, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired minor league infielder Kevin Merrell from the Oakland Athletics for right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey. Merrell will report to the Royals’ Double-A affiliate, Northwest Arkansas. Merrell, 23, a left-handed-hitting infielder was selected by the

Royals in the Community: Crown Town Wiffle Weekend concludes at The Little K on Saturday morning

July 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 11, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will host the Detroit Tigers (July 12-14) and Chicago White Sox (July 15-18). This Saturday morning, Royals Senior VP-Baseball Operations/General Manager Dayton Moore’s “C” You In The Major Leagues Crown Town Wiffle event will culminate at ‘The K’. Please

Royals select Bubba Starling to Major League roster

Corresponding move to be made prior to Friday’s game
July 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 11, 2019) -- The Kansas City Royals today selected the contract of Bubba Starling from its Omaha (AAA) affiliate and placed him on the active 25-man roster. The ball club will make a corresponding 40-man roster move prior to Friday night’s 7:15 p.m. game against the

Bobby Witt Jr. and Kelley Lynch named Gatorade High School athletes of the year

Abby Wambach, Peyton Manning, present most prestigious award in High School sports to Nation's top athletes
July 10, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 10, 2019) – Last night at the 17th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards, Kansas City’s first round pick (second overall) in last month’s draft, Bobby Witt Jr. was named the 2019 Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year. Kelley Lynch was