Posted 2:07 PM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have invited 23 non-roster players to spring training, including former fifth overall draft pick Bubba Starling and promising youngsters Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi.
Starling, who grew up near Kansas City, has struggled in the minor leagues but will get a (More)
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Posted 2:44 PM 1/21/2015 by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer is being introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching rotation after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract.
The Nationals announced the agreement with the free agent on Wednesday and are holding a news (More)
Posted 10:02 AM 1/20/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniform patches this season to honor the late Oscar Taveras.
The rookie outfielder died last October in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.
Cardinals uniforms will feature patches with Taveras' initials and his No. 18. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club also is renovating a field in Taveras' hometown of Sosua.
Posted 8:59 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Various reports say 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals.
Neither the Nationals nor Scherzer's agent immediately responded to requests for comment Sunday night.
Scherzer, a 30-year-old right-hander (More)
Posted 5:05 PM 1/18/2015 by The Associated Press
OXON HILL, Maryland - Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a third-and-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom.
On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and most powerful conferences in college (More)
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Posted 2:41 PM 1/16/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Relief pitchers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins agreed to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, allowing both of them to avoid arbitration.
Collins agreed at $1,475,000 and Coleman at $725,000.
The 25-year-old Collins, a left-hander, had a 3.86 (More)
Posted 1:55 PM 1/15/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pitcher Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $22 million, three-year contract.
Lynn gets $7 million this year and $7.5 million in each of the following two seasons.
He can make $500,000 in performance bonuses based on starts in 2016 and $1 million (More)
Posted 1:41 PM 1/13/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The AL champion Royals and Ned Yost have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will keep the manager with the franchise through the 2016 season.
Yost said after leading the Royals to an improbable pennant last season that he hoped to manage a few more years. His (More)
Posted 5:15 PM 1/4/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have signed veteran right-hander Ryan Madson to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
The 34-year-old Madson hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011, when he was 4-2 with a 2.37 ERA and 29 saves for the Phillies. He (More)
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Posted 12:37 AM 12/24/2014 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.
The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million next year and $3.5 million in 2016 as part of (More)
Posted 6:55 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season.
Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. (More)
Posted 7:48 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associate Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.
Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the (More)
Mizzou Men's Basketball (7-12, 1-5) stays inside Mizzou Arena for the final week of January, hosting Kentucky (Thurs.) and Ole Miss (Sat.).
For the second consecutive week, junior Clark Thomas of the Mizzou men's swimming and diving team was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the Male Diver of the Week after sweeping the springboards against Drury on Jan. 23.
Mizzou tennis kicks off their Spring 2015 home schedule Wednesday, Jan. 28 with a pair of non-conference matchups. The Tigers welcome Northern Iowa at 12 p.m. (CT) and then square off against SIU-Edwardsville at 5 p.m. (CT). Both matches can be followed online on Twitter (@MizzouTennis).
Last Thursday, Jan. 22, the NCAA released the first of four coaches' panel rankings for the 2014-15 wrestling season. In the first edition, all 10 of Mizzou wrestling's starters were ranked in their respective weight classes.
Mizzou volleyball head coach Wayne Kreklow is happy to announce that former Texas Gatorade Player of the Year Courtney Eckenrode (The Woodlands, Texas) will join the team in 2015. Eckenrode will transfer in from San Diego State where she started 19 matches at setter. She comes to Mizzou as a...