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Royals | Alex Rios back Saturday

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:51:35 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: The Royals are playing the Chicago Cubs this weekend, and Rios ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could be a decent matchup play on FantasyScore.

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


Royals | Kendrys Morales not in Friday

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:41:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs without the designated hitter in a National League park Friday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) may not see much playing time at all this weekend in Chicago without the use of the DH, so be prepared to go without him at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Kris Medlen nearing rehab assignment

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:13 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment "sooner than later," according to general manager Dayton Moore. Medlen needs to stretch out to five innings before beginning the rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Medlen is recoving from a 2014 Tommy John surgery, and the organization expects him to have a role in the second half of this season. Medlen has been a nice fantasy asset in the past, so he is worth monitoring as he works his way back. A speculative flier in deep formats could reward at this point, but in the majority of formats, Medlen is only worth monitoring at this point.

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


Royals | Alex Rios rehabbing Wednesday

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:06:48 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) was scheduled to serve as the designated hitter and play nine innings with Class AAA Omaha Wednesday, May 27, according to manager Ned Yost.

Fantasy Tip: Rios ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could return to the Royals this weekend or early next week if things go according to plan. He should immediately return to starting right field duties, pushing Paulo Orlando ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) back to a bench role. You may want to take a wait-and-see approach with Rios at FantasyScore the first couple games he's back.

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Royals | Jason Vargas on pitch count

Tue, 26 May 2015 07:42:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (elbow) will be activated Tuesday, May 26, to start against the New York Yankees, but he will be on a 75-pitch limit.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has been out since May 5 and sports an 0-4 record with a 6.75 ERA in 2015. Avoid him in all leagues until he shows a pulse.

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Royals | Alex Rios begins rehab assignment

Tue, 26 May 2015 07:38:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) will begin his rehab assignment with Class AAA Omaha Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Rios is probably a few weeks away yet, so keep him stashed or look for the veteran on your waiver wire if you have room to wait on his return.

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Royals | Danny Duffy lands on DL

Tue, 26 May 2015 07:30:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy (shoulder) was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 26, with left biceps tendonitis. The move is retroactive to May 17. Duffy received a cortisone shot Friday, May 22, and is eligible to return June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners can cut bait at this point. Duffy has a 5.87 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 30 K's in 38 1/3 innings pitched through eight starts.

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Royals | Jeremy Guthrie rocked again by Yankees

Mon, 25 May 2015 18:31:09 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed 13 of the 16 batters he faced to reach base and 11 scored in a 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees Monday, May 25. He also walked three and allowed four homers in just one inning of work, and his record against the Yankees fell to 5-11.

Fantasy Tip: Guthrie ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) entered the game with a 4.92 ERA against the Yankees, and he was lit up yet again. He now owns an ugly 6.70 ERA for the year and should only be considered at FantasyScore when he draws the friendliest of matchups.

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Royals | Salvador Perez not starting

Mon, 25 May 2015 08:45:39 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. C Drew Butera will be the starting catcher for the Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) probably is receiving a day off and should return in the lineup in a game or two. Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has not been very productive in his limited playing time this season and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Royals | Jason Vargas starting Tuesday

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:12:23 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (elbow) is scheduled to start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has been on the disabled list because of an elbow injury but looks to be ready to pitch again. Vargas is a risky option against the Yankees on FantasyScore since he has not pitched in a game for a few weeks.

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


Royals | Danny Duffy to be placed on DL

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:11:36 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy (shoulder) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his shoulder injury.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see how long Duffy ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) will be out of the rotation. Jason Vargas ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will be activated from the disabled list and likely will take Duffy's spot in the rotation. Vargas is scheduled to pitch against the New York Yankees and may be a risky option on FantasyScore.

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


Royals | Mike Moustakas back in action Sunday

Sun, 24 May 2015 15:03:51 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (clavicle) was back in the lineup Sunday, May 24, the day after being hit in the collarbone by a ball.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) should be fine from here on out, but as always monitor his progress in case there are side effects.

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Royals | Salvador Perez has 10-game hit streak

Sun, 24 May 2015 15:00:15 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to 10 games Sunday, May 24, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is on a roll at the plate, and that means he should be in your lineup as long as he's producing.

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Royals | Alex Gordon dominates John Lackey

Sun, 24 May 2015 05:22:09 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon continued his dominance of St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Saturday, May 23. Gordon homered in the second inning to improve to 7-for-14 with two career home runs against Lackey.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been struggling at the plate this month, hitting for an average of just .239 in May. Gordon will remain a risky FantasyScore option as he has just four multi-hit games this month.

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Royals | Edinson Volquez solid in shortened outing

Sun, 24 May 2015 05:14:07 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in six innings Saturday, May 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Volquez surrendered three walks and four hits across the rain-shortened outing.

Fantasy Tip: Volquez's ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) low strikeout rate of 6.34 batters per nine innings limits his FantasyScore potential. Volquez has also been benefiting from a BABIP of .230 and a home run to fly ball ratio of 3.5%. Volquez will be a risky play in his next start, Friday, May 29, against the Chicago Cubs.

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Kansas City Royals Player News

Adams Lane OF
Alfaro John SS
Aracena Ricky INF
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
Butera Drew C
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
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
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 1B
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
Patton Troy 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
Nipper Al TO
Picollo J.J. TO
Sveum Dale TO
Sweeney Mike TO
Wakamatsu Don TO
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