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Max Rieper

Royals add Asa Lacy to the 60-man Club Pool

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Carlos Hernandez is also added to the Alternate Site

The Royals announced they have added 2020 first-round pick Asa Lacy to the 60-man club pool, and assigned him to their Alternate Site at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. Joining him will be fellow left-handed pitcher Carlos Hernandez, who was also assigned to the Alternate Site.

Lacy was the fourth overall pick in the June draft two months ago and had been working out at his home in Texas....

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Ryan Landreth

Tuesday Thread: Royals at Reds

Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City looks to stay hot.

The Royals, who have won four in a row, will look to stay hot when they take on the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Coming off their first off day of the season, they will throw rookie Kris Bubic on the hill for his third big-league start.

This will also make the first series that the Royals will play against Mike Moustakas, a future team Hall of Famer that spent 2011-2018 with Kansas City. First pitch is slated for 5:40 pm.

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David Lesky

Cincinnati Reds Series Preview: A hopeful’s season is in trouble

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

There’ll be no Moose sightings, but there might be a World Series hero playing second for the home team this week.

I predicted the Cincinnati Reds to win the World Series in my Baseball Prospectus predictions. Why? They made some shrewd signings to improve an offense that already had some good pieces. They have a fantastic rotation and a great pitching coach. And the back of the bullpen figured to be a strong point for this team. In a short, weird season,...

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Max Rieper

SBN Reacts: Fans don’t approve of MLB’s new extra-inning rules

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Even those that approve don’t want to see it extended beyond this year.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts (formerly known as SB Nation Fanpulse), a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join SBN Reacts.

This has been a unique and challenging season, and baseball has been forced to adapt to extenuating circumstances. One of those changes has been a new extra inning rule to keep games...

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Max Rieper

Royals to promote Jeison Guzman to the active roster

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The defense-first infielder has yet to play above A-ball.

The Royals have added infielder Jeison Guzman to the 28-man active roster, replacing pitcher Chance Adams, who was optioned on Sunday. The 21-year old has drawn rave reviews for his defense at shortstop, but has yet to develop his bat and has not played above Low-A ball. Last year, for Lexington, he hit .253/.296/.373 with 7 home runs in 490 plate appearances and 15 steals in...

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David Lesky

This Royals pitching staff is high...on fastballs

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The high fastball revolution has made its way to Kansas City.

The Royals have always been a bit of an odd team, even when they’re winning. They don’t have the typical pitching staff or the typical offense of the rest of the big leagues. Whether you think they’re zigging while everyone else is zagging or simply incompetent isn’t what’s important. What is important is that they’re weird.

Take the 2014 pitching staff, which was probably the best in the...

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Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for August 11, 2020

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Mike Matheny steers the Royals back to a winning way.

Royals Rumblings - News for August 11, 2020

Lynn Worthy writes that this success for the Royals could have some staying power.

Something else stands out from last season, though.

Matheny has been vital in this, particularly in the very ways some had come to believe he was flawed when he was managing in St. Louis: communicating and nurturing young players.

If what we see in his...

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The HOVG Podcast: Frank White

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Frank White. The eight-time Gold Glove winner and 1985 World Series champion talks to the boys about

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The HOVG Podcast: Frank White

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Frank White. The eight-time Gold Glove winner and 1985 World Series champion talks to the boys about

Yardbarker: Kansas City Royals

Royals Place Franchy Cordero On 45-Day IL

The Royals have placed outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 45-day injured list, per a club announcement. He is sidelined with a wrist injury. While this won’t officially end Cordero’s season, it makes it quite unlikely he’ll return to action.

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Matthew LaMar

Off Day Off Topic Thread: Baseball Exists Edition

Day off! | Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Woah! No baseball!

Just yesterday, I was wondering to myself when the Royals would have their first off day. I have greatly enjoyed the pedal to the medal pace of the current season. In a normal season, the league builds multiple days off into the first two weeks so that rainouts can be easily re-scheduled (and to ease players into the season). This is very annoying after months of no baseball, because there is BASEBALL and then nothing and then...

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Matthew LaMar

The Royals have quietly had a tricky schedule so far

Adalberto Mondesi #27 of the Kansas City Royals slides into second for a double past the tage of Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 06, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. | Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

They haven’t played a team with a losing record yet

Determining strength of schedule is a little bit of a chicken and an egg problem. Does a good team have a poor strength of schedule because they beat everybody? Does a bad team have a high...

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Max Rieper

Royals Review Radio: The offense comes alive episode

Plus we talk Twins with TJ Gorsegner of Twinkie Town

The offense was bad until it wasn’t anymore. Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew LaMar try to make sense of the up and down offense and the suddenly red-hot Royals. Plus we talk Twins with T.J Gorsegner of Twinkie Town. Among the topics we discuss:

What do the Twins need to happen to make a serious run this year?

How did the Twins go from the cellar to contention and what can the Royals learn from that?

What do we make of the...

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Craig Brown

Taking stock of the Royals at the season’s quarter point

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That went by fast.

Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins represented the quarter point mark for the Royals in 2020. Twenty-five percent of the season gone is a fine place to take stock of what we’ve seen thus far. In a normal year, we would be discussing what we witnessed over the previous 40 games—that’s the number Dayton Moore likes to see before he makes any kind of judgement of that season’s team. In the year of Covid, the number of games...

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Max Rieper

Royals Rumblings - News for August 10, 2020

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Smile, Jorge, you’re among the best home run hitters in baseball!

Royals Rumblings - News for August 10, 2020

Brady Singer talks about reaching out for the hot shot that hit his hand with Jeffrey Flanagan.

“I’ve [done that] my whole entire career,” Singer said. “And I need to pay attention to the shift more. I think there’s no one behind me and then you see two guys waiting there with open arms.”

Mike Matheny talks about...

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Jack S. Johnson

Singer earns first big league win, Royals sweep Twins with 4-2 victory

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That’s four-straight for the Boys in Blue.

Coming off three consecutive victories, the Royals entered Sunday with a chance to sweep the division-leading Minnesota Twins. Fueled by a gutsy start from Brady Singer, Kansas City defeated the Twins, 4-2.

In the top of the first, Singer was helped out by seven-time Gold Glove winner Alex Gordon. On a sinking line drive off the bat of Nelson Cruz, Gordon dove head first and took away extra bases from the...

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Jack S. Johnson

Game 17: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

He’s baaaaaack!

Minnesota Twins (10-6) @ Kansas City Royals (6-10)

RHP José Berríos (1-1, 4.80 ERA) vs. RHP Brady Singer (0-1, 4.80 ERA)

First pitch - 1:05 p.m. CDT

Royals lead the series 2-0

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Quick hits:

Hunter Dozier reinstated from the IL, Franchy Cordero placed on IL with sprained wrist

In his last seven games, Salvador Perez is slashing .433/.433/.667 with one home run and three RBIs

The Royals rank third in...

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Royals' Hunter Dozier activated off IL after recovery from COVID-19

The Royals have reinstated Hunter Dozier from the injured list.  Dozier will take the roster spot left open by outfielder Franchy Cordero, who is headed to the 10-day IL with a right wrist sprain.

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Royals activate Hunter Dozier from IL after coronavirus recovery

The Royals have activated Hunter Dozier from the injured list after he missed the start of the season with the coronavirus. 

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Hokius

Hunter Dozier reinstated from the Injured List

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He swaps places there with Franchy Cordero.

Hunter Dozier has been reinstated to the Royals from the Injured List ahead of today’s baseball game. Franchy Cordero goes on the Injured List in his stead.

We have made the following roster moves. #Royals pic.twitter.com/UkJSUQR4ie

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 9, 2020

Dozier was the second-best and second-most-consistent hitter during his breakout campaign in 2019. The...

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