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Royals' Skoglund suspended 80 games for PEDs

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said the team supports pitcher Eric Skoglund, who was suspended for the season's first 80 games Wednesday after testing positive for two performance-enhancing substances.

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13dBradford Doolittle

Why baseball needs the speedy Royals to overachieve

In an era of power, strikeouts and more strikeouts, the Royals are going all-in on excitement on the basepaths and elite defense. Can their style actually work in today's game?

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17dBradford Doolittle

MLB stock watch: Midwinter winners and losers

Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.

Royals' prospect pays off parents' debt for Christmas (0:47)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As winter begins 12/21, Baseball-Reference.com shows only A.L. pitcher George Winter (Bos 1901-08 & Det ‘08) had that last name. 3 MLBers were named "Winters": Clarence (Bosox 1924), Jesse (Giants 1919-20 & Phils ‘21-23) & Matt (KC 1989).

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Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract

The Royals signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a split contract for next season on Tuesday, giving them yet another speedster to join what could be baseball's fastest roster next season.

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38d

Rule 5 draft: Blue Jays take Royals RHP Luciano

Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players.

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42d

Royals, OF Hamilton agree to 1-year deal

Billy Hamilton, who spent the first six years of his career with the Reds, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million with the Royals.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Royals churned through nine different center fielders in 2018, with nobody starting more than 31 games, so at the minimum Billy Hamilton should provide some stability to the position. He's unlikely to improve on the team's collective .246/.302/.357 batting line, but he'll provide plus defense and could become a potential trade chip as well in July.

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45dBradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

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52d

Royals sign Cuthbert, Flynn, Hahn

The Kansas City Royals signed infielder Cheslor Cuthbert, left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Jesse Hahn to one-year contracts for next season Thursday ahead of baseball's non-tender deadline.

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54dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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61dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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70dKeith Law

Law: Offseason trade market overview

For teams looking to make a high-impact addition, a winter swap could land some MVP-caliber performers.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs63825th
Batting Average.24518th
On Base Percentage.30524th
Slugging Percentage.39224th
Earned Run Average4.9429th
Quality Starts6128th
WHIP1.4629th
BAA.27529th