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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Back in a familiar bullpen, Greg Holland is hoping to recapture the glory days. Holland was part of the dominant Royals relief corps that led them to back-to-back World Series. He was a two-time All-Star selection and logged 145 of his career 205 saves with Kansas City. That bullpen also included Wade …

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Major League Baseball will have a new disciplinarian. Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who has headed baseball operations at the commissioner’s office since 2011, is shifting to a role as special assistant to the commissioner. Former pitcher Chris Young will replace Torre as the person who decides suspensions and fines for on-field …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The biggest changes to the Kansas City Royals since the end of last season happened far away from the field. Now, the new-look organization wants to see some change on the field. After Mike Matheny was hired to replace retired manager Ned Yost and the Royals were sold to Kansas City businessman …

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Pitcher Greg Holland, the ninth-inning portion of the HDH bullpen that helped carry Kansas City to a pair of World Series, is back with the organization, according to reports by numerous outlets. Per source, Greg Holland’s deal is for $1.25M if he makes the roster, with $1.125M in performance bonuses (maximum). — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) …

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Pitcher Greg Holland, the ninth-inning portion of the HDH bullpen that helped carry Kansas City to a pair of World Series, is back with the organization, according to reports by numerous outlets. Per source, Greg Holland’s deal is for $1.25M if he makes the roster, with $1.125M in performance bonuses (maximum). — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Already a World Series MVP, six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove catcher, Salvador Pérez became something else when he stepped onto the main stage at the Kansas City Royals‘ annual FanFest: a U.S. citizen. Pérez took his oath of citizenship on Friday, the completion of a five-year process that he described …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual provision in his new one-year, $4 million contract. Gordon has spent his entire career with the Royals and has the right to block trades under baseball’s collective bargaining agreement because he has at …

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Jorge Soler, who obliterated the Kansas City Royals‘ season home run record last season, heads a list of three 2019 team award winners announced Tuesday. Soler was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, Ian Kennedy the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year and Whit Merrifield the Joe Burke Special Achievement Award winner. The players were selected …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with health issues for some …

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Brady Singer, Jackson Kowar, Daniel Lynch and Kris Bubic — the four pitchers taken by the Royals in the first round of the 2018 draft — are among 26 non-roster players who will get a look-see from the club in 2020 major league spring training, the team announced Monday. Invitations to the big-league camp in …

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