• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Royals hope to get Alex Rios, Kelvin Herrera back next week

    The Royals are targeting next week for the return of Alex Rios and Kelvin Herrera, reports MLB.com. Rios and Herrera are dealing with the chicken pox, but their symptoms have improved.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Royals' Alex Rios, Kelvin Herrera out with the chicken pox

    The illness that has inflicted Royals right fielder Alex Rios over the past few days has been identified. Rios has suffering from a bout of the chicken pox, which he picked up during the team's recent series in Tampa Bay. Rios--along with 2015 All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera, who was also diagnosed with the virus--could miss up to two weeks, according to the Kansas City Star. Neither player has been placed on the disabled list at this point, and with the rosters expanded on Tuesday, they may stay on the active roster.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Chris Sale among five AL All Star pitchers not to appear in game

    Five American League pitchers didn't appear in the All Star Game on Tuesday. The pitchers who didn't appear were: Brad Boxberger, Rays; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day , Orioles; Chris Sale, White Sox; Hector Santiago, Angels. The American League got every position player into the All Star Game.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game

    The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected: Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster) Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Kelvin Herrera gets win after blowing save for Royals

    Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera suffered his first blown save since May 25 of last year in Friday's win over the Cubs. Herrera managed to earn the win, however, evening his record at 1-1 on the season. Herrera entered in the seventh inning and allowed a solo home run, wiping out a one-run lead. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk in his inning of work, striking out one.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera returns from six-game ban

    Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera returned from a six-game suspension and pitched two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's contest against the Rangers in Arlington. Herrera, who was banned for throwing a bat at Oakland's Brett Lawrie and his role in an in-game brawl with the White Sox, lowered his ERA to from 2.19 to 1.93 after retired the first two batters he faced in order in the seventh inning.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Royals P Kelvin Herrera gets suspension reduced to 6 total games

    Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera had his seven-game suspension reduced to six games on Thursday, the team announced. Herrera earned a five-game suspension for throwing a bat at Oakland's Brett Lawrie and received a two-game ban for his role in an in-game brawl with the White Sox. Herrera will begin serving his suspension Thursday. For the season, Herrera has a 2.19 ERA in 13 appearances.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Royals' Kelvin Herrera suffers first loss of year

    Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera suffered his first loss of the year on Sunday, in the completion of a suspended game from Friday night. Herrera entered to start the ninth inning and got two quick outs, including a strikeout. He then allowed two walks, a wild pitch and a walk-off single to take the loss. It was the first run allowed this season by Herrera, in eight appearances spanning seven and two thirds innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Royals' Kelvin Herrera suspended five games, Ventura fined

    Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera has been suspended five games after throwing behind Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie Sunday, while starting pitcher Yordano Ventura has been fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Lawrie with a pitch Saturday. Lawrie has been surrounded by controversy after a hard slide into second base Friday injured the knee of Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. Both pitchers were ejected in their respective games. Herrera, who is appealing his suspension according to the Kansas City Star, has tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in six appearances. Ventura's avoidance of his suspension keeps him in line to face Chris Sale Thursday.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Athletics' Josh Reddick: No way Kelvin Herrera's pitch just slipped

    The Royals and Athletics are still not playing nice after this weekend's series. Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera threw behind third baseman Brett Lawrie Sunday, the second straight day Lawrie was targeted after he took out shortstop Alcides Escobar at second base Friday with what Kansas City called a dirty slide. Athletics slugger Josh Reddick isn't buying on Herrera claiming the ball just slipped out of his hand, according to MLB Network Radio. "The HBP Saturday should have been it. For them to do the unprofessional thing Herrera did is inexcusable," Reddick said. "[Herrera] saying the ball slipping is a complete joke, no way that ball is slipping. Gimme a break." Herrera was ejected immediately for his part in the back and forth. Some claimed Herrera was retaliating for Scott Kazmir hitting Lorenzo Cain in the foot to start the game. "Knowing there are warnings out, Kazmir's not going to hit someone in the foot intentionally," Reddick said.