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Royals option Heath Fillmyer to Omaha

March 23, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve optioned right-handed pitcher Heath Fillmyer to Omaha (AAA). Following today’s moves, the Royals have 36 players in Major League camp, which does not include right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn (60-day injured list), catcher Salvador Perez (60-day injured list) and left-handed pitcher Eric Skoglund

Sunday's Royals game can be heard on 610 Sports Radio

March 22, 2019

SURPRISE, AZ (March 22, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals and 610 Sports Radio announced today that Sunday’s Royals game in Surprise, AZ vs. the Texas Rangers has been added to the spring radio schedule. It will be carried on 610 Sports Radio in the Kansas City Metro area as

Royals option catcher Meibrys Viloria to Northwest Arkansas

March 22, 2019

SURPRISE, Ariz. (March 22, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve optioned catcher Meibrys Viloria to Northwest Arkansas (AA). Following today’s moves, the Royals have 37 players in Major League camp, which does not include right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn (60-day IL), catcher Salvador Perez (60-day IL) and

Royals offer new ticket subscription exclusively on MLB Ballpark App

March 21, 2019

The Kansas City Royals are excited to offer fans the new Royals Ballpark Access Pass monthly subscription available exclusively through the MLB Ballpark App. For $29.99 per month, fans are guaranteed a Standing Room Only ticket to all regular season home games, including Opening Day, high-demand and weekend games. The

Royals announce new and extended partnerships for 2019

Special fan promotions offered throughout the season
March 21, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today several new corporate partners for the upcoming season, in addition to extensions with several current Royals partners as the Club heads into the 2019 season. “Our family of Royals Partners continues to grow as we welcome several new organizations for 2019, joining our roster

Royals roster moves for March 19

March 19, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve optioned right-handed pitcher Glenn Sparkman and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio and Brett Phillips to Omaha (AAA). Additionally, the club has sent pitchers Richard Lovelady, Zach Lovvorn and Drew Storen, catcher Xavier Fernández, infielders Jecksson Flores and Nicky Lopez and outfielders Elier Hernandez and

Saturday's game added to 610 Sports Radio slate

March 19, 2019

The Kansas City Royals and 610 Sports Radio announced today that Saturday’s Royals game in Maryvale, AZ vs. the Milwaukee Brewers has been added to the spring radio schedule. It will be carried on 610 Sports in the Kansas City Metro area as well as the Royals Radio Network, with

Royals Authentics hosts spring cleaning sale

Team Store to host 2019 preview event
March 14, 2019

The Royals Authentics Store is excited to host a spring cleaning event on March 15 and 16. The Royals Team Store will also preview the 2019 line of Royals merchandise. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, various authentic items will be available for a discounted price. Included in

Royals announce 2018 organization awards

March 13, 2019

The Kansas City Royals honored nine individuals with organization awards for the 2018 season at the club’s Spring Training complex in Surprise, Ariz. this morning. The Lexington Legends, winners of the 2018 South Atlantic League, were also honored. Individual honorees included: Sebastian Rivero, recipient of the Carlos Fortuna Award –

Royals announce roster moves

March 12, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve optioned right-handed pitcher Scott Blewett and infielder Kelvin Gutierrez to Omaha (AAA). Additionally, the club has sent left-handed pitcher Foster Griffin, catchers MJ Melendez and Sebastian Rivero and first baseman Samir Dueñez to minor league camp. Following today’s moves, the Royals have

Royals option two pitchers to Omaha

March 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve optioned right-handed pitchers Conner Greene and Josh Staumont to Omaha (AAA). Following today’s moves, the Royals have 58 players in Major League camp, which includes right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn (60-day IL), catcher Salvador Perez (60-day IL) and left-handed

Royals sign catcher Martín Maldonado to a one-year deal

Media Note: Martín Maldonado will be available to the media in Surprise at 3 p.m. in the Interview Room adjacent to the Major League clubhouse.
March 11, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve agreed to terms with catcher Martín Maldonado (pronounced: Mar-TEEN) on a one-year Major League contract for the 2019 season. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding roster move, catcher Salvador Perez has been placed on the

Royals announce roster moves

March 10, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they’ve optioned pitchers Arnaldo Herenandez, Ben Lively and Jake Newberry to Omaha (AAA) and assigned pitchers Jake Kalish and Andres Machado to minor league camp. Following today’s moves, the Royals have 59 players in Major League camp, which includes right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn

Royals launch special Royals-themed streetcar 

Wrapped outdoor spectacular part of 2019 ‘Always Royal’ campaign
March 8, 2019

Today, the Kansas City Royals and KC Streetcar Authority unveiled a Royals-themed wrapped streetcar ahead of the 2019 season. “Each year we strive to put together an amazing Outdoor Spectacular to help get Kansas City ready for baseball season,” said Michael Bucek, Vice President-Marketing and Business Development. “Thanks to the

Perez undergoes successful surgery

All-Star catcher to miss season after Tommy John procedure
March 6, 2019

The Kansas City Royals today announced that Salvador Perez underwent a successful repair of his ulnar collateral ligament (Tommy John surgery) earlier today in a procedure performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Perez, 28, suffered the injury last Wednesday while throwing during Spring Training drills in Surprise, AZ.

Royals announce ‘Kid Host of the Game’ presented by Belfonte

Select kids will assist in hosting Royals Countdown every Sunday home game
March 5, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 5, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce “Kid Host of the Game” presented by Belfonte, for the 2019 season. Each Sunday home game, one child will be selected to help host the in-stadium pregame show, Royals Countdown, with the two in-stadium emcees.

Salvador Perez sidelined with elbow injury

Catcher to receive second opinion on right elbow next week
March 1, 2019

The Kansas City Royals today announced that Salvador Perez suffered an injury to his right elbow during Wednesday’s workout in Surprise, Ariz. He underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Thursday which revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. The All-Star catcher will travel to Los Angeles early next week to

Royals announce 2019 Salute to the Negro Leagues uniforms

February 28, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the uniforms selected for the annual Salute to the Negro Leagues game, presented by Metropolitan Community College, which will take place June 23, against the Minnesota Twins. The uniforms represent the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs and 1908 St.

Royals agree to terms with remaining pre-arbitration eligible players

February 25, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that the club has agreed to terms with its three remaining pre-arbitration eligible players: pitchers Conner Greene and Jorge López, and infielder Adalberto Mondesi. All players on Kansas City’s Major League Reserve List are now under contract for the 2019 season.

Royals agree to terms with 6 arbitration-eligible players

February 22, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with six pre-arbitration eligible players. Among those include: pitcher Ben Lively, catcher Cam Gallagher, infielder Kelvin Gutierrez and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio, Brian Goodwin and Brett Phillips. Only three Royals remain unsigned for the 2019 season, including: pitchers

Royals announce Club 42

Area students will learn from team’s front office staff
February 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, the Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the creation of an educational event called “Club 42.” The purpose of Club 42 is to offer instruction and guidance to young men and women in the Kansas City area. Members of the Royals Front Office

Royals partner with Sporting KC for theme nights

The Kansas City Royals are excited to partner with Sporting KC on theme nights this season. Sporting Night at The K will take place on Saturday, April 13 and Sporting KC will host Royals Night the following day on Sunday, April 14.
February 19, 2019

The Kansas City Royals are excited to partner with Sporting KC on theme nights this season. Sporting Night at The K will take place on Saturday, April 13 and Sporting KC will host Royals Night the following day on Sunday, April 14.The Royals will host division rival Cleveland Indians for

Royals sign pitcher Drew Storen to Minor League deal

The Kansas City Royals announced Friday that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Drew Storen to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
February 15, 2019

The Kansas City Royals announced Friday that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Drew Storen to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.Storen, 31, missed the entire 2018 season due to right elbow surgery. He last pitched for Cincinnati in 2017, and went 4-2 with a 4.45

Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City announce 2019 television schedule

The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City today announced a 161-game regular season television schedule for the 2019 season. The only game that won't be broadcast on FSKC is the June 13 contest vs. Detroit at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., which will be televised by ESPN.
February 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 14, 2019) -- The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City today announced a 161-game regular season television schedule for the 2019 season. The only game that won't be broadcast on FSKC is the June 13 contest vs. Detroit at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha,

Royals sign pitcher Jake Diekman to a one-year deal with mutual option

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman to a one-year contract, with a mutual option for the 2020 season. Consistent with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the Royals have placed right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn on the 60-day injured list (recovery from ulnar collateral ligament surgery).
February 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 13, 2019) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman to a one-year contract, with a mutual option for the 2020 season. Consistent with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the