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Homestand Highlights: July 25-31

Fans can get great giveaway items throughout homestand
12:15 PM CDT

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

Royals sign a pair of international prospects

16-year old outfielders Erick Pena and Roger Leyton join the organization
July 3, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Major League Baseball’s International signing period began on Tuesday and today the Kansas City Royals announced they have signed two players, 16-year old outfielders Erick Pena and Roger Leyton to contracts. Per club policy the terms of which are not disclosed. Pena, a 6-2, 190 lb.,

Merrifield, Kennedy named Royals player, pitcher of the month for June

July 2, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals announced today that infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield and right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of June. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Merrifield, 30, was named an American

Homestand highlights: July 2-4

Royals Celebrate Independence Day by honoring the military
July 1, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 1, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will host the Cleveland Indians (July 2-4) during the quick homestand before the All-Star Break. The Club will join Major League Baseball in hosting Armed Forces Night (July 3) with a special pregame ceremony and a postgame fireworks spectacular.

Whit Merrifield Selected To First All-Star Game

June 30, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield has been selected to his first All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced tonight on ESPN’s “Google MLB All-Star Selection Show.” Merrifield will represent the Royals at the 90th Midsummer Classic, which is set for Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field

Royals in the Community

June 19, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Kansas City Royals will host the Minnesota Twins during the four-game homestand starting Thursday. The Club will host kids with visual impairments for the annual Touch Tour (June 20) and local kids to meet with umpires through the Umps Care program (June 23). Please see

Royals announce signing of several draft picks

June 18, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 18, 2019) -- The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve signed 26 of the 41 players they selected in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft earlier this month, including their first eight selections and 14 of the first 15 picks. The club announced the signing of

Homestand highlights: June 20-23

Event-filled homestand features Stranger Things Night, Viva Los Reales and Salute to the Negro Leagues Day
June 18, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 18, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will return for a weekend homestand against the Minnesota Twins. Fans can still purchase two great Theme Tickets, including to the brand-new Stranger Things Night (June 20) and Kansas State Day (June 22). Giveaways will include a Royals-themed Hawaiian

Royals sign first-round selection Bobby Witt Jr.

June 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 12, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have agreed to terms with shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., the club’s first-round pick (2nd overall) in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Witt Jr., who will

Royals complete final day of 2019 First-Year Player Draft

June 5, 2019

The Kansas City Royals completed the third and final day of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft today, selecting a total of 41 players.

Royals select eight players on second day of First-Year Player Draft

June 4, 2019

The Kansas City Royals made eight selections during the second day of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, all of which were from the college ranks. In total, the Royals selected: five pitchers - two right handed and three left handed - two infielders and one outfielder.

Royals in the Community

Royals Charities hosts its premiere event Diamond of Dreams on June 10
June 4, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 4, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals will host the Boston Red Sox (June 4-6), Chicago White Sox (June 7-9) and Detroit Tigers (June 11-13). On June 10, Royals Charities will host the on-field gala, Diamond of Dreams. Please see below for more details. Tuesday, June

Royals select three players on first day of MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 4, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 3, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals made three selections on the first day of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, including the second overall pick, Bobby Witt Jr., a shortstop from Colleyville Heritage High School (Texas). Witt Jr. hit .500 (63-for-126) with 37 extra-base hits and

Royals select shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. in first round of First-Year Player Draft

June 3, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 3, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals have selected Bobby Witt Jr., a shortstop from Colleyville Heritage High School (Texas), with the second overall pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. Witt Jr. is the third player chosen second overall in Royals history, joining Alex Gordon

Merrifield, Diekman named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for May

June 2, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 2, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced this morning that infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield and left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of May. The awards are determined by a local media vote. Merrifield, 30,

Royals select Chelsor Cuthbert from Omaha; designate Chris Owings for assignment

May 31, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals announced that they have selected infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Omaha (AAA). He will take the roster spot of infielder/outfielder Chris Owings, who was designated for assignment. Cuthbert, 26, hit .310 (61-for-197) with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 51 games with

Royals-Yankees game postponed

Teams will play a split doubleheader tomorrow at 1:15 and 7:15 p.m.
May 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 24, 2019) – Due to heavy rains expected in the Kansas City area this evening, the Kansas City Royals-New York Yankees game scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The clubs will make up the postponed game tomorrow (May 25) at 7:15 p.m. as part of a

Royals announce new partner, Fitvine Wine

Company will be the “Official Wine of the Kansas City Royals”
May 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 24, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce they’ve partnered with FitVine Wine to make them the “Official Wine of the Kansas City Royals.” The brand, which focuses on creating clean wine with less sugar, fewer sulfites and no flavor additives, will be

Royals in the community

KCUYA Hosts Softball Breakthrough Series
May 23, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 23, 2019) – Over the weekend, the Kansas City Royals will host the New York Yankees (May 24-26). During the MLB Softball Breakthrough Series at the Urban Youth Academy (May 24-27), Royals associates will participate in a panel discussing the paths to their careers while playing