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Royals announce 2020 Spring Training television schedule

February 18, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 18, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that eight Spring Training games will be televised on FOX Sports Kansas City this season. Coverage begins Thursday, Feb. 27, when the Royals visit the Milwaukee Brewers. The first telecast from the Royals’ home complex in Surprise,

'Royals fans got talent' set for March 7

Auditions to be held for National Anthem, “God Bless America” and Talent Acts
February 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals will hold the 11th annual “Royals Fans Got Talent” auditions on Saturday, March 7 at Kauffman Stadium. Bands, choirs, groups, musicians and individual singers are invited to apply for National Anthem and “God Bless America” opportunities during the 2020

Royals agree to terms with nine players on contracts for 2020

February 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2020 Major League contracts with pitchers Scott Blewett, Carlos Hernandez, Tim Hill, Jakob Junis, Glenn Sparkman and Kyle Zimmer; infielder Adalberto Mondesi, infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier and outfielder Bubba Starling.

Royals offer 'Tripl3 Play' deal

Opening Day + 2 additional games at a great price
February 13, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (February 13, 2020) – Royals baseball returns to Kansas City to start the 2020 home campaign on Thursday, April 2, at 3:05 p.m. vs. the Seattle Mariners. Starting this afternoon, fans can take advantage of a special “Tripl3 Play” offer for just $45 by purchasing a ticket

Royals partner with 8x8, Inc.

February 13, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 13, 2020) – The Royals are excited to announce 8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, as their official cloud communications and contact center partner. The partnership will improve employee, partner and customer experience. Recognizing the opportunity to modernize and transform employee and fan experience,

Press Release: Royals agree to terms with 14 players on contracts for 2020

February 12, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 12, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on 2020 Major League contracts with pitchers Scott Barlow, Brad Keller, Richard Lovelady, Kevin McCarthy, Jake Newberry, Gabe Speier and Stephen Woods Jr.; catchers Cam Gallagher and Meibrys Viloria; infielders

'Reporting Day' special for Opening Day tickets

No-fee sale for Royals home opener set for April 2
February 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (February 10, 2020) – The Royals will celebrate “Reporting Day” when pitchers and catchers arrive in Surprise, Ariz., on February 11 with a special No-Fee Sale for Royals Opening Day tickets. The Royals Opening Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 3:05 p.m. against the Seattle

Royals Announce 2020 Promotions & Special Events

A wide variety of giveaway items and new and returning Theme Tickets highlight the calendar; Buck Night returns to every Friday home game in 2020
January 25, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 25, 2020) – As the upcoming season approaches, the Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the 2020 Promotions, Theme Tickets and Special Events calendar. This year’s schedule features great giveaways and new Theme Tickets. Highlights from the 2020 lineup of giveaways, events and ticket offerings

Royals and 610 Sports Radio announce 2020 Spring Training broadcast schedule

January 24, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 24, 2020) -- The Kansas City Royals and 610 Sports Radio announced today that 21 Spring Training games will air on KCSP-AM. Of those 21 games, 13 will be broadcast on 610 Sports Radio and eight will be broadcast its sister station 1660 The Score. Most

Royals to wear patch honoring David Glass throughout 2020 season

January 23, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 23, 2020) – In honor of former Owner and Chairman David Glass, the Kansas City Royals will wear a patch on the right sleeves of their jerseys during the 2020 season (photo attached). Mr. Glass passed away on January 9. The patch is round and displays

Salvador Perez to become a U.S. citizen during special ceremony at FanFest

January 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 22, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce catcher Salvador Perez will become a U.S. citizen on Friday, January 24 during Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. “I am grateful to this country for the many opportunities

Royals sign Alex Gordon to a one-year deal

January 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Royals announced today that the club has signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a one-year contract for the 2020 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Heath Fillmyer has been designated for assignment. Gordon, 35, won

Soler, Kennedy, Merrifield honored with 2019 team awards

January 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 21, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced their 2019 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BBWAA. Outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, right-hander Ian Kennedy garnered the Bruce Rice

Royals single-game tickets on sale January 24

January 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 21, 2020) – Single-game tickets for the Kansas City Royals 2020 season go on-sale online at www.royals.com and via the free MLB Ballpark App Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. (CST). The Royals will make every regular-season home game (including the home opener, April 2) available

Royals mourn on passing of David Glass

January 17, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 17, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today mourn the passing of former Owner and Chairman, David Glass, who passed away last week. He owned the ball club for 20 seasons after officially acquiring the franchise in April, 2000. “Like so many Kansas Citians, I am

Royals announce 2020 Spring Training game times

January 15, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 15, 2020) – In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced game times for their entire 2020 Spring Training schedule. Home game times were announced in October. The first workout date for pitchers and catchers is Wednesday, February 12, followed by position

Royals invite 26 players to Major League Spring Training

January 13, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 13, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 26 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. Among the invitations are 14 pitchers, four catchers, five infielders and three outfielders. Included in the 26 invitees are 23 players

Royals sign Jorge Soler to a one-year deal; avoid arbitration

January 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 10, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed outfielder/designated hitter Jorge Soler to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Soler, 27, had a breakout year in 2019, becoming the first Royal

Royals announce 2020 Minor League coaching staffs/coordinators

January 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (January 10, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced their minor league staff assignments and minor league coordinators for the 2020 season. Affiliates: Omaha manager Brian Poldberg returns to lead the Storm Chasers for a seventh season, including a Triple-A championship in 2014. He will be

Royals announce baseball operations promotions and hires

January 9, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 9, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today announced several promotions and new hires to the baseball operations staff. Nick Relic has been promoted to Manager of Minor League Operations, after serving as the club’s Assistant to Player Development and Video Coordinator for the previous three

Special presale concert tickets available for Jackson County residents

Tickets must be purchased on January 9
January 8, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 8, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals are pleased to announce an exclusive presale for Jackson County residents for tickets to the Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts concert on June 23. The presale will begin tomorrow, January 9, at 10

Exclusive Singing Buck O’Neil Bobblehead Available For Purchase At Fanfest

Proceeds Benefit Royals Charities and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
January 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 7, 2020) – Royals Charities, the charitable organization of the Kansas City Royals, will sell special singing Buck O’Neil bobbleheads at FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. The event will take place on January 24 and 25. John “Buck” O’Neil played

Over 30 Current Players to Be at Fanfest Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

January 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 7, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals have announced that the 2020 Royals FanFest presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will take place Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall. A partial list of

Royals Sign Maikel Franco to a One-Year Deal 

December 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 27, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed third baseman Maikel Franco (pronounced: MY-kehl) to a one-year Major League contract. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Franco, 27, played in 123 games with Philadelphia last season,

Royals Acquire RHP Chance Adams From Yankees For Cristian Perez

December 23, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 23, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Chance Adams from the New York Yankees for infielder Cristian Perez. Adams, 25, split the 2019 season between New York and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA). He went 1-1 with a save and an