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Royals | Alex Rios to play through pain

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:44:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (thumb) said his jammed thumb is feeling better but he will have to manage the condition throughout the season.

Fantasy Tip: It would be a good idea to monitor Rios over the next week ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) before you consider using him in your FantasyScore lineups, in order to insure that his thumb injury is not negatively impacting his production.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough


Royals | Alex Rios out a few days

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:06:22 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (thumb) will sit out the next two or three days with a jammed thumb.

Fantasy Tip: It's the same thumb he injured last season. Rios ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is a low-end outfield option on FantasyScore. Monitor him the next week to ensure it doesn't hinder him heading into the regular season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough


Royals | Yordano Ventura to start opener

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:22:07 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura will start on opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) will face the Chicago White Sox at home on opening day April 6. He has electric stuff for a youngster and went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in his first full season in 2014. Consider him a midrange starting option at FantasyScore on opening day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough


Royals | Alex Gordon quiet in debut

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:37:21 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) went hitless in three at-bats in his Cactus League debut Saturday, March 21.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is working his way back from wrist surgery, but he has said he plans to be ready for Opening Day. He has a chance to meet his goal if he doesn't suffer any setbacks, and while he may start a bit slow, his all-around production makes him a solid mid-round pick.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Fox Sports Kansas City - Matthew DeFranks


Royals | Kendrys Morales launches third bomb

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:37:23 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Kendrys Morales hit his third home run of the spring Thursday, March 19. He currently sports a .325/.357/.600 slash line through 40 at-bats this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Morales is a year removed from a serviceable season, where he returned 23 home runs, 80 RBI and a .277/.336/.449 slash line. His unimpressive 2014 numbers could be reflective of signing half way through the season, too. He stands to be the everyday designated hitter for the Royals and bat in the middle of the lineup. Morales could be a nice bounce-back candidate who can help in three categories, and the best part is he'll be available in the endgame of drafts in the majority of leagues.

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Royals | No contract talks for Alex Gordon

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:41:13 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon could spend his last spring training with the team this year, as his contract is up after the 2015 season, and he's backing off a statement he said earlier that he would pick up his $14 million player option for the 2016 season. There have been no talks between Gordon and the team on a contract extension as opening day quickly approaches. If Gordon continues to play well and stay healthy, the Royals are unlikely to pay top dollar for his services to keep him around.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is coming off wrist surgery, which clouds his fantasy baseball value. He has yet to play in spring games yet, either, so you'll need to watch his progress in these next few weeks. He's a steady producer across the board when healthy, though, recording double-digit home runs and stolen bases in each of the past four seasons. Look for him at a discount in the middle rounds.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Sam Mellinger


Royals | KC sends down Raul Mondesi

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:24:15 -0700

The Kansas City Royals reassigned SS Raul Adalberto Mondesi to the minor league camp Wednesday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: Mondesi was a long shot to make the club in the spring, and he will receive more seasoning in the minors. Long-term keeper fantasy owners will certainly want him on their rosters, however.

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Royals | Omar Infante considering surgery

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:03:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (elbow) is considering undergoing surgery on the bone spur in his right elbow, which has caused him pain and inflammation for more than two years. If he decides to go under the knife, he could be sidelined for six to 12 weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Infante would only opt to have surgery if cortisone shots prove to be ineffective. He received a shot last season and had another one last week. Infante's ability to remain healthy in previous years was one of his biggest assets, even if his stats were nothing to write home about. Right now, he projects as nothing more than roster depth in AL-only fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan


Royals | Alex Gordon injury update

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:22:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) will continue to take batting practice on the field for approximately the next week and then start playing in minor league games toward the end of next week, said Royals manager Ned Yost Wednesday, March 11. Yost can better control Gordon's number of at-bats in the minors, he noted.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon's ability to take at-bats now should allow him to shake off the offseason rust before games count. He projects to hit in the second spot in the order -- a nice spot for run production -- and he should finish the year with around 20 homers and roughly a dozen steals.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan


Royals | Chris Young signed

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 11:20:02 -0800

The Kansas City Royals have signed free-agent SP Chris R. Young (Mariners) to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Young went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA for Seattle last season, with opposing hitters batting just .234 against him. While he appears to be a good fit for Kansas City's starting rotation, he will probably be available on mixed league draft boards in the later rounds due to his injury history and walk-to-strikeout ratio. In order to clear space on the 40-man roster for Young, SP Kris Medlen (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan


Royals | Omar Infante heading for MRI

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:13:33 -0800

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (elbow) is heading for an MRI exam with continued soreness in his right elbow. He's been dealing with elbow issues since last year. He was supposed to start at designated hitter for the spring game Friday, March 6, but he instead will have tests on his arm. "It's not ligament. That leads you to believe that it's a spur in the back of the elbow that's inflamed," manager Ned Yost said. "Is an injection warranted to calm it down? Did a spur break off? We just don't know. We have to send him out for an MRI and see exactly what is causing the pain." Infante doesn't have pain when he hits, and he's been able to take grounders and full batting practice without issues.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Infante's greatest contribution to fantasy players is his consistent playing time, but even that might be in question if there is something seriously wrong with his elbow. Nothing about his profile stands out for fantasy categories. Consider him middle infield insurance in AL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Royals | Luke Hochevar throwing curve again

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:45:49 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) is throwing his curveball in spring camp, even though that was the pitch that blew out his elbow and forced him into Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Hochevar's thinking is to go back to what worked before the injury, and his curve made Hochevar an important piece of the bullpen. In leagues with more of an emphasis on relievers, Hochevar could be more valuable, but it will take time for him to return.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan


Royals | Alex Gordon takes dry swings

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:14:53 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) said he had no pain Tuesday, Feb. 24, in his surgically repaired right wrist after playing long toss Monday, Feb. 23. He also took 15 dry swings Tuesday with a fungo, and manager Ned Yost said Gordon had no issues. Gordon said his rehab is on schedule, and he's confident he'll be ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will likely come at an injury discount during your draft. Keep tabs on his progress in camp. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he could easily become an attractive value pick for your outfield.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan


Royals | Alex Gordon throws

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:28:20 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) threw for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, since his Dec. 31 wrist surgery. He will swing for the first time Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is a well-rounded fantasy contributor. Over the past four seasons, he has averaged 93 runs, 19 home runs, 78 RBIs and 12 stolen bases with a .283/.356/.453 slash line. Gordon projects to be ready to for the beginning of the season, and he is a viable option in the early middle rounds of drafts. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery leading into the season, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsKansasCity.com - Joel Goldberg


Royals | Alex Gordon unsure about option

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:01:20 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is uncertain whether he will exercise his $12.5 million player option for the 2016 season or decide to become a free agent.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is likely to be drafted in the middle rounds of most fantasy baseball drafts. He has played in at least 150 games in each of the last four seasons and can be counted on for 150 hits, 15-20 homers, 80-90 RBIs and double-digit steals.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough


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Adams Lane OF
Alfaro John SS
Aracena Ricky INF
Arguelles Noel P
Arias Marlon P
Armitage Barry SP
Baerlocher Ryan SP
Bannister John P
Barnes Justin P
Barrera Henry P
Basurto Eric P
Bernat David P
Bianucci Mike 1B
Biddle George P
Blanton Joe SP
Blewett Scott P
Bocock Brian SS
Bonifacio Jorge OF
Boscan J.C. C
Bostick Adam P
Bridges Donnie SP
Broderick Brian RP
Brooks Aaron RP
Broussard Ben 1B
Byrne Charles P
Cain Lorenzo OF
Calixte Orlando SS
Campbell Matt P
Campillo Jorge RP
Carl Edwin P
Castillo Darwin SP
Castillo Luis E. INF
Chavez Johermyn OF
Clapinski Chris INF
Coleman Casey SP
Coleman Dusty INF
Coleman Louis RP
Collins Tim RP
Colon Christian 2B
Colon Roman RP
Conner Cameron OF
Connolly Mike P
Cota Luis P
Craze Ian OF
Crisotomo Branly P
Crist Kyle P
Cruz Antonio P
Cruz Fernando SS
Cuevas Jairo P
Cuthbert Cheslor 3B
Davis Doug SP
Davis Wade RP
De La Cruz Julio RP
Diekroeger Kenny SS
Dobies Andrew P
Donato Mark 1B
Dozier Hunter SS
Duenez Samir 3B
Duffy Danny SP
Dwyer Chris SP
Dyson Jarrod OF
Escobar Alcides SS
Evangelho Zechariah 2B
Fairchild Austin P
Feickert Casey P
Feliz Igor P
Fenster Darrin INF
Ferguson Ian P
Ferguson Timothy OF
Fields Matt 1B
Finnegan Brandon RP
Fletcher Brian OF
Flynn Brian SP
Fortuna Juan C
Foster John RP
Francis Nicholas OF
Frasor Jason RP
Frost Adam SS
Fuenmayor Balbino 3B
Fuentes Reymond OF
Furcal Rafael 2B
Gallagher Cameron C
Garcia Juan X. P
Gasparini Marten SS
Giron Jose OF
Goins Mitch P
Gordon Alex OF
Gordon Derek P
Gore Terrance OF
Guthrie Jeremy SP
Haltiwanger Russ P
Hamulack Tim RP
Hastry Robert P
Hayes Bradley 3B
Hayes Chris P
Henry Desmond OF
Hernandez Ramon C
Hernandez Jorrin Ramon OF
Herrera Carlos A. P
Herrera Kelvin RP
Hochevar Luke RP
Hodge Nielsen Peter P
Holland Greg RP
Hollingsworth Phillip P
Hosmer Eric 1B
Howell Matt P
Huisman Justin P
Infante Jefferson C
Infante Omar 2B
Jackson Ryan SS
Jacobs Brandon F. OF
Jensen Matthew P
Johnson Rontrez OF
Jorge Victor P
Junis Jake P
Keating Patrick P
Keck Jon P
Kotchman Casey 1B
Kratz Erik C
Lamb John SP
Lewis Richard 2B
Liberto Michael SS
Liddi Alex 3B
Liotta Ray P
Lisson Mario INF
Lowery Devon P
Madson Ryan RP
Maier Mitch OF
Manaea Sean SP
Marimon Sugar Ray P
Mariot Michael P
Matos Mauricio C
Matranga David SS
McCleland Bruce SP
McFall Brian OF
Medlen Kris SP
Melville Tim P
Merrifield Whit OF
Mertins Kurt INF
Mieles Edwin P
Mildren Paul P
Mondesi Raul Adalberto SS
Morales Franklin SP
Morales Kendrys DH
Mortensen Clayton RP
Moustakas Mike 3B
Moye Alan OF
Nessy Santiago C
Nettles Jeff 3B
Newman Josh RP
Nicoll Chris P
Orlando Paolo OF
Orlando Paulo OF
Ortiz Adrian OF
Osuna Edgar P
Paterson Joe RP
Payano Nelson P
Pena Francisco C
Perez Salvador C
Pierce Kirk C
Pimentel Elisaul P
Pimentel Julio P
Pino Yohan SP
Pinto Julio P
Pizziconi Andrea P
Plummer Jarod P
Ponis Mike C
Pounders Brooks P
Prieto Alejandro SS
Ramirez Max C
Redman Reid P
Reyes Junior P
Richardson Hilton OF
Rico Luis P
Ridings Matt P
Rincon Edinson INF
Rios Alex OF
Rivas Carlos P
Rivera Juan X. INF
Rodriguez Freddy P
Rodriguez Jacob P
Rodriguez Julio A. C
Rodriguez Rico SP
Runion Sam P
Ryan Jason P
Salmon Brad RP
Sample Tyler P
Sanchez Jose Angel OF
Sanchez Luany C
Sandford Clifford OF
Sandoval Freddy 2B
Santos Aristedes P
Santos Arthur RP
Santos Luis P
Schulz Clayton P
Shiell Jason RP
Shimek Scott P
Sierra Moises OF
Sokoll John P
Starling Bubba OF
Stemle Steve P
Stodolka Mike 1B
Suero Ovandy OF
Sulbaran J.C. SP
Swab Kenny C
Tamayo Danny P
Theriot Ben C
Thibault Kiel C
Thomas Charles OF
Thompson Michael 3B
Tonis Mike C
Trapp Justin 2B
Vallot Chase C
Van Stratten Nick OF
Vargas Jason SP
Ventura Yordano SP
Villa Kelvin P
Volquez Edinson SP
Volz Kendal P
Whittleman John 3B
Wilson Tyrone INF
Young Chris R. SP
Zimmer Kyle SP

Aikens Willie TO
Brett George TO
Cadahia Chino TO
David Andre TO
Eiland Dave PC
Grifol Pedro TO
Henry Doug TO
Jirschele Mike TO
Knapp Rick TO
Kuntz Rusty TO
Maloof Jack TO
Moore Dayton GM
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Sveum Dale TO
Sweeney Mike TO
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