The World Champion Kansas City Royals will return home for the final homestand of the regular season when they host the Minnesota Twins (September 27-29) and Cleveland Indians (September 30-October 2).
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have requested unconditional release waivers on right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang. The 36-year-old pitcher was designated for assignment on September 17.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have reinstated left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas from the 60-day disabled list (recovery from Tommy John surgery). Vargas, 33, will make his season debut in tonight's game against the Chicago White Sox. To make room on the roster, the club has reinstated right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang from the 15-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have extended their development contract with the Wilmington Blue Rocks through the 2018 season. Wilmington (DE) is Kansas City's Full-Season, Single-A affiliate in the Carolina League and have partnered with the Royals annually since 2007. Wilmington was also a Royals' affiliate from 1993-2004.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch has been sent outright to Omaha (AAA), while outfielder Rey Fuentes has cleared unconditional waivers and become a free agent. Both players were designated for assignment on September 6.
The Kansas City Royals have announced that the 2017 Royals FanFest presented by Commerce Bank will take place Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at the Kansas City Convention Center's Bartle Hall.
On Saturday, September 17, the Kansas City Royals will wear special batting practice shirts in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Major League Baseball will celebrate the many ways league Clubs and Latino players impact the game on the field and in the Latino community by debuting a special version of the MLB silhouetted batter logo and a new commercial spot.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Christian Colon from Omaha (AAA) and selected the contracts of outfielder Daniel Nava and right-handed pitcher Kevin McCarthy from the Storm Chasers. All three players will be in uniform (Nava - #12; McCarthy - #61) for tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins. To make room on their Major League reserve list, outfielder Rey Fuentes and right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch have been designated for assignment.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Wade Davis from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. The club has also recalled catcher Tony Cruz, outfielder Terrance Gore, infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield and from Omaha (AAA) and also selected the contract of infielder Hunter Dozier. To make room for Dozier on the 40-man roster, the club has transferred right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar to the 60-day disabled list (thoracic outlet surgery on August 2).
The Kansas City Royals announced that outfielder Alex Gordon has been named Royals Majestic Player of the Month and right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy is the Pitcher of the Month for August. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.