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  • Royals Add Former Player Sweeney to Front Office

    Royals Add Former Player Sweeney to Front Office

    Posted 2:28 PM 2/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations.

    Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career (More)

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  • Royals Announce Signing of Chen to 1-Year Contract

    Royals Announce Signing of Chen to 1-Year Contract

    Posted 3:34 PM 2/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have announced the signing of veteran pitcher Bruce Chen to a $4.25 million, one-year deal on Saturday that includes a mutual option for the 2015 season.

    The sides reached an agreement Thursday but had to wait to announce it until Chen passed a physical. He'll (More)

  • Royals Fans Soak Up Spring Fever As Snow Falls

    Royals Fans Soak Up Spring Fever As Snow Falls

    Posted 4:45 PM 1/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Royals ace James Shields says he is open to discussing a contract extension that would keep him in Kansas City past the end of this season, when he is eligible for free agency.

    That news should make fans, already flying high over a strong finish a year ago, feel even (More)

  • Former St. Louis Cardinal Lance Berkman Retires

    Former St. Louis Cardinal Lance Berkman Retires

    Posted 1:01 PM 1/30/2014 by Thomas Bradbury, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Lance Berkman, the six time MLB All-Star, has decided to retire. The 37-year-old, played 15 seasons, including two with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2011-2012.

    Berkman helped lead the Cardinals to a World Series victory in 2011, a year where he also received recognition as NL (More)

  • Rauch and Royals Agree to Minor League Contract

    Rauch and Royals Agree to Minor League Contract

    Posted 9:14 PM 1/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Reliever Jon Rauch agreed Thursday to a minor league contract and will report to the major league spring training camp.

    Rauch was just 1-2 with a 7.56 ERA in 15 appearances for the Marlins last season, but the 35-year-old right-hander was 3-7 with a respectable 3.59 ERA (More)

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  • Cardinals' Pitcher Wacha Ready to Earn Spot in Rotation Again

    Posted 7:53 PM 1/19/2014 by Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - At 22-years-old, St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Michael Wacha has already played in the majors, the World Series and earned the National League Championship Series MVP award.

    Wacha finished the 2013 regular season with 4-1 record posting a 2.78 ERA with 65 strikeouts. He appeared in (More)

  • Missouri Introduces Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2013

    Missouri Introduces Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2013

    Posted 3:39 PM 1/17/2014 by Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA, MO - The University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame has announced their 2013 class. This year's inductees include Aaron Crow, Dan Pippin, John Putnam and Ashley Wysong. 

    Crow, currently a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, was a former Roger Clemens Award (More)

  • St. Louis Cardinals Caravan Set to Go on Tour

    St. Louis Cardinals Caravan Set to Go on Tour

    Posted 10:15 AM 1/17/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - The St. Louis Cardinals launched their annual caravan tour across the region on Friday with stops scheduled in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas. For fans in mid-Missouri, a group of current and former Cardinal pitchers will be making four stops in two days. Those players (More)

  • Cardinals Make Offseason Move to Sign New Pitcher

    Cardinals Make Offseason Move to Sign New Pitcher

    Posted 9:52 PM 12/11/2013 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals added pitching depth to their organization, signing right-hander Angel Castro to a one-year contract.

    The 31-year-old Castro is 4-3 with a 1.29 ERA in eight starts for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League and the Cardinals had spots open on their (More)

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  • Cardinals Trade Former MVP Freese to L.A.

    Cardinals Trade Former MVP Freese to L.A.

    Posted 4:12 PM 11/22/2013 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal.

    The Cardinals also sent reliever Fernando Salas to the Angels on Friday in exchange for outfielder Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk.

    The (More)

  • Former Missouri Tiger Ian Kinsler Traded To Detroit Tigers

    Former Missouri Tiger Ian Kinsler Traded To Detroit Tigers

    Posted 9:25 PM 11/20/2013 by Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    DETROIT, MI - Make that two former Tigers playing for the Tigers.

    Former Missouri Tigers baseball player Ian Kinsler has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for first baseman Prince Fielder as reported by Baseball Insider Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal (More)

  • Cardinals Pitcher Chris Carpenter To Retire

    Cardinals Pitcher Chris Carpenter To Retire

    Posted 3:35 PM 11/20/2013 by Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - After failing to return to the mound during the 2013 season, Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter has told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he will officially retire. 

    Injuries were a huge factor in his decision to retire as he has dealt with a torn shoulder (More)

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