Mike Moustakas - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mike Moustakas 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 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 Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. "Obviously, it's never good, but I'm encouraged it's a Grade 1," Mattingly said Sunday ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:06:00 GMT 2017-03-20T05:06:00Z Scherzer experiments with new grip after knuckle injury Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury — by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball. The Washington Nationals ace won the NL Cy Young Award last season despite a stress fracture on his right ring finger in the second half. The problem didn't totally heal during the winter, so Scherzer is trying something different this spring. ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-03-08T01:27:00Z 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 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 Royals, left-hander Duffy agree to $65M, 5-year contract KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Royals and Danny Duffy thought Kansas City sports fans could use some good news. The team announced a $65 million, five-year contract with the popular left-hander on Monday, ensuring he will remain with the Royals through the 2021 season. Duffy was eligible for arbitration and could have become a free agent after the upcoming season. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-01-16T20:00:00Z Royals acquire right-hander Karns from Mariners for Dyson KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals were interested in Seattle right-hander Nathan Karns going back to the winter meetings, but the Mariners were reluctant to give up a power arm under club control through 2020. That changed on Friday. After the Mariners traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Baltimore Orioles for veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo, the ide... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-01-06T23:20:00Z Cubs get closer Wade Davis from Royals for OF Jorge Soler OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wade Davis already had closed out a World Series. And that was part of his appeal for the Chicago Cubs. In a trade between the last two champions, the Cubs acquired the All-Star reliever from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for outfielder Jorge Soler. Davis immediately takes over the spot held by Aroldis Chapman, who became a free agent after the Cu... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:36:00 GMT 2016-12-08T04:36:00Z