Ned Yost - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ned Yost Milestone night for Reyes, Collins as Mets hold off Angels NEW YORK (AP) — A milestone night for the New York Mets nearly turned into a miserable one. Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and manager Terry Collins made just the right moves as the Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Saturday. New York gave up three runs in a nervous ninth inning be... Sun, 21 May 2017 06:04:00 GMT 2017-05-21T06:04:00Z Former MLB umpire Palermo dies at 67; shooting ended career Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and simply nod. An umpire with Hall of Fame potential, all cut short on that summer night in Texas a long time ago. Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying ... Mon, 15 May 2017 01:38:00 GMT 2017-05-15T01:38:00Z Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas has a new ligament holding together his crucial left elbow. He's getting the same spectacular results. The veteran dazzled for the third straight start, the Royals finally scored off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Kansas City beat San Francisco 2-0 on Wednesday night to split their two-game set. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:34:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:34:00Z Vargas dazzles as Royals win 3-1 to snap 8-game skid vs A's KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost didn't mince words appraising Royals starter Jason Vargas on Thursday night. "He was awesome," the skipper said. Care to elaborate? "He was unbelievably good," Yost said. Fair enough. Vargas scattered four hits and a walk while pitching into the eighth inning, making... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-04-14T03:42:00Z Beltre to go on DL; Rangers top Royals in spring finale ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are ready for the start of the regular season. Adrian Beltre isn't. Beltre will go on the disabled list to begin his 20th major league season, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after Texas beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 to end the teams' exhibition schedule on Saturday. Tigh... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-01T22:51:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. Now Jones and Machado are just teammates again. "Pretty cool catch, pretty great moment," Jones said. "Sorry it had to be my boy Manny, but it's part of the game, part of... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:52:00 GMT 2017-03-26T01:52:00Z Royals expect Salvador Perez to be ready for opener Kansas City expects All-Star catcher Salvador Perez to be ready for its opener at Minnesota on April 3 after tests showed inflammation but no structural damage in his injured left knee. The Royals are concerned about his hyperextended left elbow, and manager Ned Yost said Perez probably will be ready to play in a week. Perez was injured... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-03-16T05:02:00Z Royals catcher Perez set for test on knee injured in WBC SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez is set for another test on his left knee after getting injured in a collision with Royals backup catcher Drew Butera in the World Baseball Classic. Perez is returning to the Royals' spring training camp on Monday and will have an MRI. The four-time All-Star and 2015 World Series MVP was hurt Saturd... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-03-13T01:27:00Z MLB to push forward with process for rule changes PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilateral... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:16:00 GMT 2017-02-22T01:16:00Z Royals depart for spring training after tragic offseason KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dayton Moore was almost finished assembling a team he thought was capable of getting back to the playoffs, one that addressed many of the holes that plagued them a year ago. Then, he received a phone call on the way to the airport. At first he thought it was a mistake, the news that young Kansas City pitcher Yord... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-02-10T17:57:00Z In wake of Ventura's tragic death, Royals face harsh reality KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is no timetable on grief. Unfortunately for the Kansas City Royals, there is one in baseball. Following the tragic death of 25-year-old pitcher Yordano Ventura last weekend, the difficult and unavoidable reality is this: The team must soon get back to business. Killed in a car crash early... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:46:00 GMT 2017-01-28T02:46:00Z Royals gather in private to remember, celebrate Ventura KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy remembered Yordano Ventura as a man who did everything with passion and lived for baseball. First baseman Eric Hosmer said Ventura was the fun-loving little brother that everyone watched out for as he slowly grew into a young man. Ventura's fiery passion, million-watt smile and strong work eth... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-01-28T02:03:00Z Don't expect bullpen bingo from playoffs to become the norm OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ned Yost enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians' lights-out bullpen go to work in the playoffs because it was so familiar. "It was amazing to see — to watch games and kind of understand the feeling that other teams had against us," the Kansas City Royals manager said. Like the Royals on the way to the World Series ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:02:00 GMT 2016-12-06T22:02:00Z Winter meetings heat up: Melancon to Giants, Hill to Dodgers OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer. All-Star righty Mark Melancon and the Giants reached agreement on a $62 million, four-year contract Monday. As baseball's winter meetings heated up, lefty Rich Hill re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $48 million over three years. ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:25:00 GMT 2016-12-06T03:25:00Z