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  • Cardinals, Royals adding pieces in the offseason

    Cardinals, Royals adding pieces in the offseason

    Posted 6:58 PM 12/14/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - While both the Cardinals and Royals made the MLB playoffs in 2014, there has been a substantial amount of change for both Missouri teams so far this offseason.

    For the Royals, gone is fan-favorite designated hitter Billy Butler. (More)

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  • Reynolds, Cardinals reach 1-year deal

    Reynolds, Cardinals reach 1-year deal

    Posted 4:12 PM 12/11/2014 by The Associated Press

    A person familiar with the negotiations says power hitter Mark Reynolds and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year deal.

    The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because there no official announcement.

    The 31-year-old Reynolds hit 22 (More)

  • Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal

    Morales, Royals reach $17M, 2-year deal

    Posted 3:34 PM 12/11/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Kendrys Morales and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract.

    The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement with the AL champions was subject to him passing a (More)

  • AP source: Royals, Hochevar agree to 2-year deal

    AP source: Royals, Hochevar agree to 2-year deal

    Posted 3:46 PM 12/3/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press.

    Hochevar will make $4.5 million this season and $5.5 million for the 2016 season, the person said (More)

  • Cardinals sign pitcher Matt Belisle

    Cardinals sign pitcher Matt Belisle

    Posted 5:35 PM 12/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals added more bullpen help, agreeing Tuesday to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Matt Belisle.

    The 34-year-old right-hander has made 70 or more relief appearances in four of the last five seasons and led the NL with 80 in 2012.

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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)

  • 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)

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  • 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)

  • 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)

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