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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals sits in the dugout in the fifth inning during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on September 17, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Royals’ Yordano Ventura Looks To Harness Blazing Fastball

The Royals are hoping Yordano Ventura, their young fireballer, can transition from thrower to pitcher.


Carlos Beltran (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Beltran Thrilled For ‘Switch’ To Old Mentor K-Long

In 1998, 31-year-old Kevin Long was a Class-A hitting coach in the Royals farm system. His center fielder was 21-year-old Carlos Beltran. Sixteen years later, they are together again with the Yankees.


Omar Infante (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Yankees 2B Search Continues After Royals Reach Tentative Deal With Infante

The Yankees were hesitant to give Infante more than three years, and the Royals decided to give the versatile infielder an extra year to help consummate the deal.


BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 23: Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on after striking out against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game One of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Report: Smaller Markets Giving Yankees A Run For Their Money On Beltran

Imagine the Yankees getting outbid for a player by the Kansas City Royals. Unheard of, right? It’s definitely possible.


Carlos Beltran (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees May Be Lead Horse In Beltran Race

At least five teams are said to be in the mix for Carlos Beltran. But the Yankees are “emerging” as the top bet to land the free-agent outfielder, according to the New York Post.


Phil Hughes (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Kansas City Royals Interested In Phil Hughes

The Kansas City Royals are a contender to sign Phil Hughes according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.


Miguel Tejada (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tejada Suspended 105 Games For Violating MLB’s Joint Drug Program

Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games by Major League Baseball for violating its joint drug program, one of the longest suspensions ever handed down.


Kansas City Royals v New York Mets

Mets, Wheeler Drop Rubber Game To Royals

Zack Wheeler lost for the first time in six starts. He gave up four runs – three earned – and issued five walks.


David Wright of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

With Wright Missing From The Lineup, Royals Top Mets After 12 Innings

Without injured captain David Wright, the Mets lost to the Royals in twelve innings.


Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Blow Lead, But Young Stuns Royals In The 11th With 2-Run Bomb

Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame a blown lead to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night, snapping the Royals’ winning streak at nine.


George Brett (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 30 Years Later, Pine Tar Game Still Sticking To George Brett

For being such a great player, Brett had — prior to the Pine Tar Incident — gained his greatest national attention for an ill-timed case of hemorrhoids during the 1980 World Series.


Derek Jeter (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Derek Jeter’s Return Brings Hope To Crumbling Yankees Empire

What could be more storybook than Jeter leading a rag-tag group of Yankees that nobody believed in into the playoffs?


The Yankees’ Robinson Cano watches his three-run home run in the third inning against the Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 10, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Enjoy Rare Laugher, Ride Big Bats, Nova In Rout Of Royals

Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.


The Yankees’ CC Sabathia delivers a pitch against the Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sabathia Does His Job, But Yankees’ Bats Anemic For Third Straight Game

James Shields wiggled out of early trouble and got homerun help from Billy Butler and David Lough as the Kansas City Royals sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 3-1 Tuesday night.


The Yankees’ Phil Hughes pitches in the first inning against the Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 8, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Slosh Their Way Through Awful Loss To Royals

Jeremy Guthrie neatly handled a nemesis and a long rain delay to pitch into the seventh inning, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Monday night.