Kansas City Royals
The Royals are hoping Yordano Ventura, their young fireballer, can transition from thrower to pitcher.
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.
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.
Imagine the Yankees getting outbid for a player by the Kansas City Royals. Unheard of, right? It’s definitely possible.
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.
The Kansas City Royals are a contender to sign Phil Hughes according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
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.
Zack Wheeler lost for the first time in six starts. He gave up four runs – three earned – and issued five walks.
Without injured captain David Wright, the Mets lost to the Royals in twelve innings.
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.
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.
What could be more storybook than Jeter leading a rag-tag group of Yankees that nobody believed in into the playoffs?
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.
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.
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.