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7/21/2014 | Hosmer scratched due to bruised right hand

Shortly before game time on Monday night, manager Ned Yost scratched Eric Hosmer (bruised right hand) and put Billy Butler, normally his designated hitter, at first base for the first time this season.

7/21/2014 | Butler hoping to extend stay with Kansas City

Billy Butler has had a struggle this season and no one, including him, is sure when or if he'll come out of it. One thing Butler does know is that he'd like to remain with the Royals -- even if it means renegotiating his contract.

7/21/2014 | Carroll eyes redemption in rematch with Royals

Scott Carroll and the White Sox will look to stay tough on Bruce Chen and the Royals on Tuesday night in the middle game at U.S. Cellular Field.

7/21/2014 | Royals find no bargain going up against Sale

Jeremy Guthrie logged six solid innings with five strikeouts, but Danny Valencia's RBI single was all the Royals could muster in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Monday night.

7/21/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 20

Pedro Ciriaco tied a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Omaha defeated New Orleans 9-2 on Sunday. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon added a solo homer and an RBI double.

7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

7/20/2014 | Ventura, Royals sputter in finale against Sox

Eric Hosmer extended his hitting streak to 16 games, but Yordano Ventura yielded six runs in just 4 1/3 innings as the Royals dropped a 6-0 decision to the Red Sox on Sunday.

7/20/2014 | Royals to keep grinding in tight ballgames

After posting a 31-25 log in one-run games last season, the Royals thudded to a 10-20 record with Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Red Sox. The 31 wins in 2013 were the most in the American League.

7/20/2014 | Guthrie, Royals aim for turnaround in Windy City

Jeremy Guthrie and that Royals face a tall order when they take on Chris Sale and the White Sox on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

7/20/2014 | Salvy isn't concerned about right groin strain

As if the Royals' offense wasn't having enough problems, now catcher Salvador Perez is out of the lineup. A right groin strain kept Perez from taking the field on Sunday for the series finale against the Red Sox.

7/20/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 19

No. 8 Royals prospect Jason Adam made his Triple-A debut in relief, allowing two runs over 1 2/3 innings in Omaha's 9-5 loss to New Orleans on Saturday.

7/19/2014 | Frasor looking to set stage for Royals' bullpen

Jason Frasor was brought in to help fill some of the void left when Tim Collins and Louis Coleman were shipped to Triple-A Omaha. Frasor will mix in with Kelvin Herrera and Aaron Crow as bridges to setup man Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland.

7/19/2014 | Royals unsure if Vargas will need rehab stint

Royals left-hander Jason Vargas continued his recovery from his July 9 appendectomy on Saturday with a workout at home. Vargas threw from as far as 110 feet, but it's unsure if he will need to go out on a rehab assignment.

7/19/2014 | Duffy, Royals clipped by another Boston blast

Danny Duffy logged 6 2/3 solid innings, but he gave up a go-ahead homer in the sixth as the Royals dropped a 2-1 decision to the Red Sox on Saturday night.

7/19/2014 | Lester looking to ace Royals for series sweep

Jon Lester and the Red Sox will be looking to put brooms on Yordano Ventura and the Royals in Sunday's series finale at Fenway Park.

7/19/2014 | Royals Minor League Report: July 18

Micah Gibbs recorded four hits and two RBIs as NW Arkansas snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday.

7/19/2014 | Hosmer's bat stays red-hot in loss to Red Sox

Eric Hosmer's hot streak jumped over the four-day All-Star break and continued to burn in Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox. The Royals first baseman had three hits, two singles and a double, with two RBIs and a run scored.

7/18/2014 | Royals sticking with Cain as the leadoff hitter

No great surprise that the Royals began their post-All-Star break with Lorenzo Cain in the leadoff spot and Nori Aoki in the ninth spot. Entering Friday, Cain had hit .338 (23-for-68) in the No. 1 position of the batting order with eight RBIs and a .375 on-base percentage.

7/18/2014 | Gordon returns to lineup, ready to go vs. Sox

Left fielder Alex Gordon didn't play in the All-Star Game, but he was back in the Royals' lineup on Friday night against the Red Sox. Gordon missed the entire four-game series against the Tigers before the break because of a sprained right wrist.

7/18/2014 | Prospect Adam earns promotion to Triple-A

Right-hander pitcher Jason Adam, just after being named Texas League Pitcher of the Week, has been promoted to the Pacific Coast League by the Royals. Adam didn't allow a run in his last 14 innings for Double-A Northwest Arkansas before his promotion to Triple-A Omaha.

7/18/2014 | Vargas resumes throwing without any issues

Manager Ned Yost got some good news on Friday afternoon: left-hander Jason Vargas has resumed throwing. Yost said Vargas, who is recovering from an appendectomy, threw from as far as 90 feet and also from the usual 60 feet, 6 inches with no apparent problems.

7/18/2014 | Duffy, Royals seeking some Fenway redemption

Danny Duffy and the Royals will look to even the series when they square off against Rubby De La Rosa and the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park.

7/18/2014 | Royals stung by pair of two-run Boston blasts

Eric Hosmer delivered a pair of RBI singles and extended his hit streak to 14 games, but James Shields gave up one of two Red Sox homers in the sixth in the Royals' 5-4 loss on Friday night.

7/18/2014 | Royals Minor League report: July 17

Whit Merrifield added two hits on Thursday for the Storm Chasers, extending his hitting streak to 14 games (.393, 33-for-84). Glenn Sparkman of Wilmington maintained his league leading 1.43 ERA in a win over Potomac

7/17/2014 | Royals Minor League report: July 15

Royals No. 3 prospect Jorge Bonifacio recorded two hits and a run but Northwest Arkansas fell, 8-4, when Tulsa plated six in the ninth on Tuesday.

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