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  • Cardinals release spring training schedule

    Cardinals release spring training schedule

    Posted 2:42 PM 11/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will face four teams that made the playoffs this year and five American League squads as part of a 28-game spring training slate that begins on March 5.

    The Cardinals will play 18 games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, their offseason home (More)

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  • Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

    Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

    Posted 1:03 PM 11/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

    The deal ends Heyward's tenure with his hometown team and lands a young pitcher to bolster Atlanta's rotation.

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  • Food prep criticized at Kansas City stadiums

    Food prep criticized at Kansas City stadiums

    Posted 11:27 AM 11/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A food safety manager said dirty conditions and poor food handling endangered customers at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City. A city health inspection prompted by the allegations found dozens of critical health code violations at the stadiums.

    ESPN first (More)

  • Official: Taveras was drunk during fatal crash

    Official: Taveras was drunk during fatal crash

    Posted 6:55 PM 11/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Dominican officials say St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash last month.

    Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office in the Dominican Republic, told The Associated Press (More)

  • Shields, Scherzer pass on qualifying offers

    Shields, Scherzer pass on qualifying offers

    Posted 10:58 AM 11/11/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - For the third straight year, baseball's free agents shunned qualifying offers from their former teams and chose to test the market.

    All 12 free agents who were given the $15.3 million offers last week chose not to accept by Monday's deadline, including Kansas City Royals (More)

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  • Royals, Orioles each win 3 Gold Gloves, Molina 7th

    Royals, Orioles each win 3 Gold Gloves, Molina 7th

    Posted 7:11 PM 11/4/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has won his seventh Gold Glove in a row while three players from both the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles have been honored for fielding excellence.

    Rawlings announced the winners Tuesday. Managers and coaches voted for the awards in (More)

  • Sports feasibility study could bring revenue to Columbia

    Posted 3:21 PM 11/3/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau will watch as the sports feasibility impact study will be presented to the Columbia City Council on Monday night.

    In March, the CVB and Columbia Parks and Recreation teamed up to study how expanding or renovating ball parks, soccer (More)

  • Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields

    Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields

    Posted 11:24 AM 11/3/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday to right-hander James Shields, which assures Kansas City of draft pick compensation if its staff ace signs a major league contract with another team before June 8.

    Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept, and it is (More)

  • Royals decline 2015 option on DH Billy Butler

    Royals decline 2015 option on DH Billy Butler

    Posted 8:33 AM 11/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have declined their option for next season on Billy Butler, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free agent for the first time in his eight-year career.

    The Royals elected to pay Butler a $1 million buyout rather than exercise their $12.5 million (More)

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  • Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Posted 2:54 PM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.

    They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after 29 (More)

  • College teammate of Royals outfielder says he deserves a ring

    Posted 10:40 AM 10/30/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was 90 feet away from tying World Series game 7 in Kansas City Wednesday. 

    Gordon hit a triple and was left stranded when catcher Salvador Perez hit a pop fly to end the game.

    Gordon played third base at the University of Nebraska and (More)

  • Downtown Kansas City sees growth since Royals last World Series

    Posted 10:13 AM 10/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals success in 2014 season helped bring life to an area that did not exist the last time the Royals were in the World Series in 1985.

    The Power and Light District in Kansas City became the spot to watch the World Series for fans that did not have tickets to (More)

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