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John Wathan to retire after season

September 28, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—John Wathan, who has spent 47 of his 51 years in professional baseball with the Royals, announced he will retire following this season. Wathan, selected fourth overall by the Royals in the 1971 January draft, played all 10 of his big league seasons for Kansas City as a

Royals announce departure of Dayton Moore; J.J. Picollo to lead baseball operations

September 21, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman today announced the departure of Dayton Moore, the organization’s President of Baseball Operations and leader of that department since 2006. Sherman also announced that J.J. Picollo has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager overseeing baseball operations, effective immediately.

Royals name Players & Pitchers of the Year for Double-A and Triple-A affiliates

September 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals today named their Players and Pitchers of the Year for their Double-A and Triple-A affiliates, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Omaha Storm Chasers. All 12 Players and Pitchers of the Year will be honored at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, Sept. 23 on Futures Night.

Royals name Players & Pitchers of the Year for Class-A and Rookie affiliates

September 12, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals named their Players and Pitchers of the Year for their Class-A and Rookie-level affiliates, including the Dominican Summer League Royals, the Arizona Complex League Royals, Low-A Columbia Fireflies and High-A Quad Cities River Bandits. The Royals will announce awards for Double-A Northwest Arkansas and

Tomorrow's game time changed to 3:10 p.m. CT

September 9, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that tomorrow’s game vs. the Detroit Tigers will now start at 3:10 p.m. CT due to the weather forecast in Kansas City. The game was originally scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. CT. Original tickets will remain valid for tomorrow’s game at

Nicky Lopez Named Royals Nominee For 2022 Roberto Clemente Award

September 8, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Major League Baseball announced today that infielder Nicky Lopez was named the Kansas City Royals 2022 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, baseball’s most prestigious individual honor. The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Capital One is the annual recognition by a Major League player who best represents the

Salvador Perez, Brady Singer named Royals Player/Pitcher of the Month for August

September 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that catcher Salvador Perez and right-handed pitcher Brady Singer have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for August. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Perez played in a team-leading 28 of the Royals 29 games

Royals Announce 2023 Spring Training Schedule

August 31, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 32-game exhibition schedule for 2023. Game times will be announced at a later date. The Royals will begin their 21st season in the Cactus League on Friday, Feb. 24 as the home team vs. the

Royals Announce 2023 Regular Season Schedule

August 24, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2023 regular season schedule. All games times will be announced at a later date. Opening Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 30 at Kauffman Stadium vs. the Minnesota Twins. This will mark the seventh time

Royals infielder Vinnie Pasquantino named American League Player of the Week

August 15, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Major League Baseball announced today that Vinnie Pasquantino (pass-quin-tee-no) has been named American League Player of the week for the period of Aug. 8-14. During that time, the Royals infielder posted a .455/.500/1.045 (10-for-22) slashline and amassed an American League-best 4 home runs, 1 double, 6 RBI and

Buck O’Neil’s Hall of Fame plaque to travel to Kansas City

Visit Celebrates O’Neil’s Baseball Hall of Fame Induction & Salute to the Negro Leagues Weekend
August 5, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals have announced in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Kansas City’s own Negro Leagues Baseball Museum that Buck O’Neil’s Hall of Fame plaque will be brought from Cooperstown to Kansas City for public display on Friday, Aug. 12 at

Nicky Lopez, Brady Singer named Royals Player/Pitcher of the Month for July

August 3, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced this morning that infielder Nicky Lopez and right-handed pitcher Brady Singer have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for July. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Lopez was the only Royal to appear in all 28

Royals Acquire Outfielder Brent Rooker From San Diego

August 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired outfielder Brent Rooker from San Diego for catcher Cam Gallagher. Rooker, 27, has spent most of the season with Triple-A El Paso, where he has slashed .272/.385/.605 (62-for-228, .990 OPS) with 19 home runs, 55 RBI, 19 doubles

Royals Acquire Infielder Samad Taylor & Right-handed Pitcher Max Castillo From Toronto

August 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired infielder Samad Taylor and right-handed pitcher Max Castillo from Toronto for infielder Whit Merrifield. Taylor, who turned 24 on July 11, has posted a .258/.337/.426 (63-for-244, .763 OPS) slashline in 70 games for Triple-A Buffalo this season, while

Royals acquire right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver from Arizona

August 1, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver from Arizona for infielder Emmanuel Rivera. Weaver, who turns 29 on Aug. 21, has made 12 appearances (1 start) for the Diamondbacks this season, striking out 19 batters while walking only five, good for

Royals acquire left-handed pitcher Anthony Misiewicz from Seattle

August 1, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Anthony Misiewicz from the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations. Misiewicz will be added to the Royals 40-man roster and optioned to Triple-A Omaha. Misiewicz (mih-SEV-itch) recorded a 4.61 ERA (7 ER in 13.2 IP) with Seattle

Royals acquire three pitchers from Yankees for Andrew Benintendi

July 27, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have traded All-Star and reigning Rawlings Gold Glove outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees for right-handed pitchers Chandler Champlain and Beck Way and left-handed pitcher T.J. Sikkema. “Andrew Benintendi is a true professional and a great example of

Royals sign first-round pick Gavin Cross

July 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed outfielder Gavin Cross, their first-round pick (9th overall) in the 2022 First-Year Player Draft. Cross, 21, hit .328 (80-for-244) with 17 home runs and 50 RBI in 57 games in his junior season at Virginia Tech, and was

Royals Select 10 Players on Third Day of 2022 First-Year Player Draft

July 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The Kansas City Royals completed the final day of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, selecting 10 players to cap a three-day period in which they added 20 players to the organization. The Royals first 17 picks were college players, surpassing 2018 (11) for the club record

Royals Select Eight Players on Second Day of 2022 First-Year Player Draft

July 18, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The Kansas City Royals selected eight players on the second day of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft, including six pitchers and two position players, all from the college ranks. Including their first two picks last night, this marks the second time in franchise history that the Royals have

Royals Select Two Players on First Day of 2022 First-Year Player Draft

July 18, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The Kansas City Royals added two college position players to the organization on the first day of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft. With the ninth overall pick in the first round, the Royals selected Gavin Cross, an outfielder from Virginia Tech. With the 49th overall pick in the

Royals Select Outfielder Gavin Cross In First Round Of 2022 First-Year Player Draft

July 17, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The Kansas City Royals tonight selected Gavin Cross, an outfielder from Virginia Tech, with the ninth overall pick in the 2022 First-Year Player Draft. Cross, 21, hit .328 (80-for-244) with 17 home runs and 50 RBI in 57 games in his junior season as Virginia Tech. The left-handed

Andrew Benintendi named American League All-Star

July 10, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Major League Baseball announced today that Kansas City Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi has been named to his first All-Star Game as a reserve, and will represent the Royals at the 92nd All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium. Benintendi

Bobby Witt Jr., Scott Barlow named Royals Player/Pitcher of the Month for June

July 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced this morning that infielder Bobby Witt Jr. and right-handed pitcher Scott Barlow have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for June. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Witt Jr. tied for the team lead with 26

Diamond of Dreams presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City set for Aug. 8

Annual on-field fundraiser to feature Royals players & multi-platinum, award-winning artist Jimmie Allen; proceeds to benefit Royals Charities
June 27, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Royals Charities has announced that Diamond of Dreams will take place on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Monday, Aug. 8. This year’s fundraiser, set to begin at 7:00 p.m., will benefit Royals Charities and some of the most pressing needs of our community. “Blue KC is