Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.263651953.51
AL Central2nd5th4th1st
American League 2nd9th13th4th

Schedule

Fri Oct 10
W 8 - 6at BAL
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Sat Oct 11
W 6 - 4at BAL
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Tue Oct 14
W 2 - 1BAL
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Wed Oct 15
W 2 - 1BAL
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Tue Oct 21
L 7 - 1SF
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Wed Oct 22
W 7 - 2SF
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Fri Oct 24
W 3 - 2at SF
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Sat Oct 25
L 11 - 4at SF
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Sun Oct 26
L 5 - 0at SF
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Tue Oct 28
W 10 - 0SF
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Wed Oct 29
L 3 - 2SF
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Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit78-6490-72
Kansas City74-6889-73
Cleveland75-6785-77
Chicago62-8073-89
Minnesota61-8170-92
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Royals focusing on Santana, Liriano and Hunter in free agency
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Royals appear to be focusing their free-agent efforts on starting pitchers Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano, as well as veteran outfielder Torii Hunter, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Royals could also consider free agent pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Edinson Volquez and Jason Hammel.

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Report: DH Billy Butler agrees to $30 million deal with Oakland
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Former Royals designated hitter Billy Butler agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Athletics, reports MLBDailyRumors.com. The Royals had declined their 2015 option on Butler, who hit .271 with nine homers and 66 RBI in 549 at-bats.

Butler, 28, reportedly will receive a $5 million signing bonus.

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Report: Twins, Royals 'very interested' in Torii Hunter
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Although Torii Hunter confirmed he won'r return to the Tigers next season, the free agent outfielder remain in the AL Central. Though there are a "number of teams" interested, the Twins and the Royals are the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Hunter, source told Chris Cotillo of SB Nation

Hunter, 39, produced 17 home runs and 83 RBI while batting .286 in 2014.

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Report: Royals, Rangers interested in trading for Ian Kennedy
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Royals and Rangers are two teams believed to be showing interest in trading for Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. However, the Royals might not be a strong trade candidate because the Padres are looking for help on offense.

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Report: Justin Masterson drawing plenty of interest in free agency
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Starting pitcher Justin Masterson is drawing a lot of interest in free agency, despite coming off a down season, according to ESPN. Teams are considering Masterson as a potential bounce-back candidate and looking to sign him to a one- or two-year deal.

Masterson struggled in 2014 as he was dealing with rib, knee and shoulder injuries. He expects to be at full health in spring training.

The Twins, Red Sox, Braves, Royals, Cubs and Giants are among teams believed to have shown interest in Masterson, who went 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA in 28 appearances (25 starts) between the Indians and Cardinals in 2014. He was an All-Star and had a career-high 14 wins in 2013.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGNorichika Aoki , RF.285
HRAlex Gordon , LF19
RBIAlex Gordon , LF74
OBPAlex Gordon , LF.351
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.432
RAlex Gordon , LF87
SBJarrod Dyson , CF36
WJames Shields , SP14
ERAYordano Ventura , SP3.20
WHIPJames Shields , SP1.18
KJames Shields , SP180
SVGreg Holland , RP46
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