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7/30/2014 | Hosmer says hand is almost fully healed

Eric Hosmer's bruised right hand originally occurred in a July 20 loss to the Red Sox. Hosmer, who returned to the lineup Tuesday, said he's close to 100 percent healed.

7/30/2014 | Royals seeking improvement in one-run games

The Royals fell to 12-21 in one-run games with a 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Twins. The struggles in one-run games come a year after Kansas City led the American League with 31 one-run victories. Its 21 one-run losses this season lead the AL.

7/30/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 30

The Naturals evened a road set at a game apiece. Arkansas native Ferguson held the Travelers to a run, three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Orlando Calixte put the Naturals on top with a two-run single in the third. He added two walks and a stolen base. Mitch Maier had a single, a walk and two runs.

7/29/2014 | Royals' Duffy looks for support against rival Twins

Danny Duffy just seems to get better with every start. The Royals left-hander, who will take the mound Wednesday night against the Twins, has an 0.92 ERA over his last three starts, but he's just 0-2 in that span. He'll be opposed by the Twins' Phil Hughes, who was cleared to start despite a shin contusion.

7/29/2014 | Rally falls short as Twins keep Royals' number

Last year the Royals absolutely loved playing the Minnesota Twins and why not? They were 15-4 against them. Times have changed. Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Twins dealt the Royals a sixth loss in their 10 meetings this season, 2-1, on Tuesday night in front of 30,686 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

7/29/2014 | Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review.

7/29/2014 | Kratz welcomes new opportunity with Royals

It took eight-plus seasons in the Minor Leagues before catcher Erik Kratz finally made his Major League debut at age 30. That's a long wait.

7/29/2014 | Yost excited to see infielder Colon back up

One of the big reasons that manager Ned Yost liked Monday's trade with Toronto is that it enabled the Royals to bring up infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha.

7/29/2014 | Hosmer returns to lineup

First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the Royals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Indians.

7/29/2014 | Vargas could be ready to start Saturday in Oakland

It now appears that left-hander Jason Vargas might -- repeat, might -- start Saturday's game for the Royals at Oakland. Vargas, out since July 9 because of an appendectomy, threw the equivalent of four innings in a simulated game on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

7/29/2014 | Wilson to manage Arizona Fall League team

Vance Wilson, manager of the Royals' Double-A Northwest Arkansas club, will manage the Peoria Javelinas in this year's Arizona Fall League.

7/29/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 29

The Naturals dropped game one at Arkansas as they matched up with rehabbing Angels' hurler C.J. Wilson (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Cheslor Cuthbert's single scored Trapp to give the Naturals a 1-0 lead in the first. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among Royals prospects by Trapp hit a solo homer off of Wilson in the third. Murray (3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) took the loss.

7/28/2014 | Royals acquire Kratz, Hendriks from Blue Jays

The Royals have a new backup catcher in veteran Erik Kratz and perhaps Mike Moustakas' platooning days are behind him.

7/28/2014 | Blue Jays shore up infield depth, acquire Valencia

The Blue Jays provided some much-needed balance to their lineup Monday afternoon by acquiring infielder Danny Valencia from the Royals in a deal for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks.

7/28/2014 | Moustakas rediscovering enjoyment along with swing

It took nearly four months, and 100 games, but the "Mooooose" chant finally got its legs back on Friday. When Mike Moustakas tattooed a home run off the back of the visiting bullpen versus the Indians, the Kauffman Stadium faithful responded with its patented elongated "Moose" chant.

7/27/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 27

Foster Griffin held Kingsport to one run on four hits and two walks through 2 2/3 innings. The 27th overall pick in this year's Draft, Griffin has held opponents to a 1.26 ERA and .157 average through 14.1 innings. He's ranked ninth in's updated list of Royals prospects.

7/27/2014 | Mondesi, Zimmer lead Royals' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

7/27/2014 | Royals seeking power bat at Trade Deadline

Over the weekend, there were intriguing hints in the Royals' camp as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches on Thursday. On Saturday, general manager Dayton Moore and his scouting brain trust were observed in lengthy conference with manager Ned Yost.

7/27/2014 | Twins looking to bounce back on road vs. Royals

Kyle Gibson and the Twins will be looking for a fresh start when they open a three-game set against James Shields and the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

7/27/2014 | Vargas nearing his return to Royals' rotation

Royals left-hander Jason Vargas threw a simulated game on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium and will do the same on Thursday, upping the number of pitches he'll throw to the 60 range.

7/27/2014 | Yost appreciates ties with Braves' inductees

Toward the end of his playing career, Ned Yost went to Double-A Greenville, S.C., in 1986 for the Braves to catch some young pitchers who could benefit from his MLB experience. One of them was Tom Glavine, the left-hander who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

7/27/2014 | Chen, Royals derailed in bid for sweep of Tribe

Bruce Chen struggled in a key four-run fifth and gave up six runs on the day as the Royals' bid for a series sweep was spoiled with a 10-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

7/27/2014 | Royals Minor League report: July 26

Double-A Northwest Arkansas' Christian Binford, Sam Selman and Ali Williams combined on a shutout of Springfield, with Binford -- the Royals' No. 11 prospect -- scattering seven hits, allowing no walks and striking out six.

7/26/2014 | Holland helps 'pen scoreless script vs. Tribe

Greg Holland bounced back and the rest of the bullpen stayed on their scoreless track in the Royals' 7-5 victory over the Indians on Saturday night.

7/26/2014 | Chen, Royals looking to put brooms on Tribe

Bruce Chen and the Royals will try to make it six in a row with a four-game sweep of Danny Salazar and the Indians on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

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