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Royals sign pitcher Zack Greinke to one-year deal

February 3, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Kansas City Royals announced this morning that they have signed right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, pitcher Anthony Misiewicz was designated for assignment. Greinke, 39, went 4-9 with a 3.68

Royals announce signing of seven-time All-Star pitcher Aroldis Chapman

January 27, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chapman, 34, is a seven-time All-Star, 2016 World Series winner with the Chicago Cubs and was named the Mariano Rivera American

Royals acquire Josh Taylor from Boston for Adalberto Mondesi & PTBNL

January 24, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor from the Boston Red Sox for infielder Adalberto Mondesi and a Player to be Named Later. Taylor, who will be 30 years old on March 2, missed the 2022 season with a back injury.

Royals acquire two pitchers from Minnesota for outfielder Michael A. Taylor

January 23, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Evan Sisk and right-handed pitcher Steven Cruz from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Michael A. Taylor. Sisk has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha and Cruz has been assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Kansas City’s

Royals agree to terms with 30 international free agents

January 20, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 30 international free agents. The 2023 class surpasses last year’s group (28) as the largest international free agent class in franchise history. “We’re proud of this group and excited to get them all in our

Royals announce 2023 Spring Training broadcast schedule

January 18, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals today announced their radio and television broadcast schedules for the 2023 Spring Training season. Kansas City’s flagship radio station will broadcast 14 Spring Training games on KCSP-AM. Of those 14 games, 12 will be broadcast on 610 Sports Radio and two will be broadcast

Royals announce 2023 Minor League coaching staffs

January 13, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced today their minor league coaching staffs. OMAHA STORM CHASERS (AAA) Mike Jirschele will spend his 32nd season with the Royals organization as the Manager of the Storm Chasers, reclaiming the helm he held from 1995-97 and 2003-13, after spending the 2022

Royals invite 19 players to Major League Spring Training

January 11, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 19 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. Among the invitees are seven pitchers, four catchers, four infielders and four outfielders. Included in the 19 invitees are 10 players who were originally signed or

Royals announce 2023 Minor League coordinators & support staff

January 11, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today their minor league coordinators and support staff for the 2023 season. Three longtime members of the organization will return in 2023, including Rafael Belliard (Special Assistant to the General Manager), Chino Cadahia (Special Assistant to the General Manager, Player Development) and Harry

Royals announce home game times for 2023 regular season schedule

January 9, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced this morning their home game times for the 2023 regular season schedule. Opening Day is set for Thursday, March 30 at 3:10 p.m. CT vs. the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium. The opening series will continue Saturday, April 1 at 3:10 p.m. CT

ROYALS TO PLAY TWO SPRING TRAINING GAMES IN LAS VEGAS FROM MARCH 18-19

January 4, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In conjunction with the Las Vegas Aviators and the Colorado Rockies, the Kansas City Royals today announced two games for the 2023 Big League Weekend (Part 2) at Las Vegas Ballpark. The Royals will now have two additional split squad dates on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March

Royals sign right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles to two-year deal

December 28, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced this morning that they have signed right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles to a two-year deal. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, infielder Ryan O’Hearn was designated for assignment. Lyles, 32, is a 12-year Major League veteran

ROYALS FINALIZE COACHING STAFF

December 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced two hires today to finalize their Major League coaching staff for the 2023 season. Zach Bove has been named the Director of Major League Pitching Strategy, Assistant Pitching Coach and Mitch Stetter has been named the Bullpen Coach. Bove and Stetter will join

Royals open 2023 Hall of Fame balloting

December 20, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals have announced that 2023 Royals Hall of Fame voting begins today. The online portion of this year’s vote will remain open to fans through Tuesday, January 3rd at 11:59 p.m. CT at www.royals.com/hofvote. The Royals Hall of Fame voting process includes two phases. The

Royals sign left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough to one-year deal

December 13, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough to a one-year deal. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated right-handed pitcher Wyatt Mills for assignment. Yarbrough (YAHR-bro), 30, pitched

Royals announce two coaching staff hires

December 1, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced two new hires to their coaching staff under Manager Matt Quatraro, including Pitching Coach Brian Sweeney and Infield Coach José Alguacil. Sweeney, 48, spent the last five seasons on Cleveland’s Major League staff, including the last three years as Bullpen Coach. During his

Royals pitcher Jose Cuas named 2022 Tony Conigliaro Award winner

November 28, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Boston Red Sox announced today that Kansas City Royals pitcher Jose Cuas has been named the 2022 Tony Conigliaro Award winner. The Red Sox have recognized a Tony Conigliaro Award winner for every year since 1990 in memory of the former Red Sox outfielder, whose career was

Royals non-tender two players

November 18, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that they will not tender a Major League contract to left-handed pitcher Jake Brentz and right-handed pitcher Nate Webb, both of whom were designated for assignment on Tuesday. Brentz, 28, made 8 appearances in 2022 before suffering a season-ending injury in April.

Jake Eisenberg joins Royals radio broadcast team following retirement of Steve Physioc

November 17, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that Jake Eisenberg will join the Royals radio broadcast team for the 2023 season. He will primarily be heard on the Royals Radio Network with Denny Matthews and Steve Stewart and will also call play-by-play on Bally Sports Kansas City for select

Royals announce roster moves

November 15, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals today announced several roster moves to set their Major League Reserve List at 40. The Royals selected right-handed pitcher Alec Marsh, catcher Freddy Fermin and outfielder Diego Hernández. In a trio of corresponding moves, left-handed pitcher Jake Brentz, right-handed pitcher Nate Webb and outfielder

Paul Hoover named Royals bench coach

November 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that Paul Hoover has been named Bench Coach on Manager Matt Quatraro’s coaching staff. “Paul is a great teammate, an extremely hard worker, always prepared and cares about helping players get better,” Quatraro said. “He will be a tremendous addition to the

Royals announce home game times for 2023 Spring Training schedule

November 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In conjunction with the Texas Rangers and Surprise Stadium, the Kansas City Royals today announced home game times for their 32-game exhibition schedule for 2023. Game dates and opponents were announced in August. The Royals will begin their 21st season in the Cactus League on Friday, Feb. 24

Bobby Witt Jr., Brady Singer and Salvador Perez earn 2022 Royals team awards

November 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced their 2022 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BBWAA. Bobby Witt Jr. was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year and right hander Brady Singer was named the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the

Bobby Witt Jr. and Scott Barlow named finalists for All-MLB Team

November 10, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Major League Baseball today announced the finalists for the All-MLB Team presented by Church & Dwight, which recognizes and commemorates the top performances by players during the regular season. The selections for the All-MLB Team, which was established in 2019, will be announced on MLB Network on Monday,

Royals name Matt Quatraro 18th full-time manager in franchise history

October 30, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced tonight that Matt Quatraro (kwuh-TRAH-row) has been named the 18th full-time Manager in franchise history. Quatraro will be formally introduced to the media this Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Interview Room at Kauffman Stadium. “We are extremely excited to have