3/11/2014 | Jirschele honored at Minor League awards ceremony
Royals coach Mike Jirschele, who led Triple-A Omaha to a Pacific Coast League title last season -- his 14th as manager of the Storm Chasers, was recognized during the club's Minor League awards ceremony on Tuesday.
3/11/2014 | Vargas stays sharp against Dodgers
Royals left-hander Jason Vargas continued his impressive spring, but Minor League outfielder Noel Cuevas hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning in his first Cactus League at-bat to lift the Dodgers to a 7-5 victory on Tuesday at Surprise Stadium.
3/11/2014 | Infante, Escobar yet to play in same game
Now that Omar Infante is back at second base for the Royals, it's shortstop Alcides Escobar who has a stiff throwing shoulder.
3/10/2014 | Cano becomes Shields' first spring pickoff
James Shields has 27 pickoffs in his career, most of any active right-hander, but a runner at first is his usual target. On Monday, he successfully got Robinson Cano at third.
3/10/2014 | Infante not fully healthy but able to take field
Omar Infante on Monday played second base for the Royals in a Cactus League game for the first time in a week and a half, and everything went fine.
3/10/2014 | Sun tests Royals in win over Mariners
Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson banged into the center-field wall to catch Justin Smoak's deep drive in the first inning on Monday, and manager Ned Yost appreciated the Royals' defense against Seattle.
3/10/2014 | Perez exits game with bruised left palm
Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Monday's game against the Mariners after two innings with a bruised left palm, but it is believed to be a minor injury.
3/10/2014 | Shields stellar as five-run third lifts Royals
James Shields pitched well into the fifth inning, and the Royals posted a five-run third inning Monday as Kansas City took an 8-2 victory over Seattle at Peoria Stadium.
3/10/2014 | Valencia in line to be Royals' sole backup infielder
Having had a big day at Kauffman Stadium as a visitor for the Twins, Danny Valencia is now hoping to make memories there with the home club. But the third baseman has to make the team first.
3/10/2014 | Lefties Dwyer, Lamb among Royals' first cuts
Left-handed pitchers Chris Dwyer and John Lamb were among 14 players cut from the Royals' Major League spring camp roster on Monday.
3/9/2014 | Infante still nursing sore throwing shoulder
Omar Infante was back in the Royals' lineup on Sunday, but again as the designated hitter, not the second baseman. He hasn't played second since the first Cactus League game 11 days ago due to a sore shoulder.
3/9/2014 | Yost impressed with Duffy's outing
Left-hander Danny Duffy gave up a solo home run in his three innings during Sunday's 10-1 loss to the Rockies, but Royals manager Ned Yost liked his performance.
3/9/2014 | Yost gives Mariot a mulligan after dismal outing
MIchael Mariot gave up four runs on five straight hits, including a bases-clearing double, before finally getting a strikeout and a double-play ball Sunday vs. the Rockies.
3/9/2014 | Dyson's basestealing is a big weapon for Royals
Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson swiped 34 bags in just 87 games last season, many of them in late-inning situations in which everyone in the ballpark knew he was going to take off.
3/9/2014 | Roster cuts likely after Tuesday's split-squad games
There are still 57 active players in the Royals' Major League camp but the first phase of full-scale cuts is at hand. Or, as manager Ned Yost said: "It's looming."
3/9/2014 | Infante scores lone Royals run in loss to Rockies
The Royals' only hit off Rockies starter Juan Nicasio was Omar Infante's single. Infante also walked and scored Kansas City's only run.
3/8/2014 | Butler getting results in spring, and ignoring them
Designated hitter Billy Butler picked up two hits, both singles, in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers, but he is far from satisfied despite a .348 (8-for-23) average this spring.
3/8/2014 | Coleman has perfect frame in return to hill
Right-handed reliever Louis Coleman finally got his campaign for a Royals bullpen berth underway on Saturday with one perfect inning against the Brewers.
3/8/2014 | Aoki visits old friends at Maryvale Park
Norichika Aoki, the Brewers' starting right fielder and leadoff man for most of the past two seasons before he was sent to the Royals for Will Smith, reunited with his old teammates Saturday when the Brewers met the Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park.
3/8/2014 | Three calls upheld by review against Brewers
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke threw his metaphorical first challenge flag on Saturday against the Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park.
3/8/2014 | Up to Shields to reverse Opening Day skid
The Royals have lost their last five season openers and have not even scored in the last two, so they could use a change of fortune when James Shields starts on March 31 in Detroit.
3/8/2014 | Davis no stranger to coming role as reliever
Wade Davis, a 6-foot-5 right-hander, has good numbers as a reliever. And though he was in competition for the Royals' fifth starting job, he spent all of 2012 in the Tampa Bay bullpen and the last month of 2013 in the Royals' bullpen.
3/8/2014 | Shields gets Opening Day nod for Royals
James Shields will start on Opening Day, Jeremy Guthrie will start the Royals' home opener and Wade Davis has been assigned to the bullpen, manager Ned Yost announced Saturday.
3/7/2014 | Moustakas gets work in Royals 'B' game
As it turned out, the Royals were shut out twice on Friday. Before their 5-0 loss to the Giants, they lost a five-inning "B" game to the Rangers, 3-0.
3/7/2014 | With Hochevar out, race for No. 5 starter heats up
Now that Luke Hochevar is headed for surgery, the battle for the Royals' fifth spot in the starting rotation is down to Danny Duffy, Wade Davis and Yordano Ventura.
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