Royals trade Diekman to A’s amid flurry of roster moves
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals traded left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to the Oakland Athletics for two minor league prospects amid of flurry of moves before Saturday night's game against...
Turnbull solid, and Tigers beat Royals 5-4 in home opener
DETROIT (AP) — With only four previous starts in the major leagues, Spencer Turnbull was easily the least experienced member of Detroit's starting rotation.
Kyle Zimmer makes it to big leagues after Yost prank
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Having spent six seasons in the minor leagues and last year working on his mechanics, right-hander Kyle Zimmer had a strong spring training for Kansas City and hoped to...
Reclamation projects abound at big league spring training
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Zimmer remembers the feeling of failure and frustration that washed over him while standing on the mound in spring training, his fastball topping out at 82 mph and his...
Royals sign RHP Zimmer, designate Cuthbert for assignment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have signed right-hander Kyle Zimmer to a one-year contract, and designated infielder Cheslor Cuthbert for assignment.
Zimmer was selected by Kansas City in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2012 draft. The 27-year-old has dealt with injuries throughout his career, going 12-19 with a 3.54 ERA in 85 appearances, including 49 starts. He has totaled 310 strikeouts and 90 walks in 259 innings in the minors.
Royals make series of roster moves, including Perez to DL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Opening day is supposed to be a time when smiles come easy, when managers and players look to the long and daunting grind ahead with a profound sense of hope and optimism.
Zimmer makes Royals’ spring debut against Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Zimmer is healthy again, and that's enough for the Kansas City Royals right now.
Zimmer made his spring training debut Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers and got two outs in the fifth inning. He was charged with a run and one hit with two walks in Kansas City's 6-4 loss.
Indians call up top prospect Zimmer, starts in CF vs Rays
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bradley Zimmer was taking an ice bath after a minor league game when he got word his manager wanted to see him.
With no time to dry off Monday night, the top prospect in the Cleveland Indians' organization threw on some workout clothes and went to see Chris Tremie, the manager at Triple-A Columbus.
The news was unexpected. The 24-year-old would be joining the defending AL champions.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Royals have reassigned prospect Josh Staumont to minor league camp and optioned Kyle Zimmer to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, meaning neither of the talented young pitchers will make the team out of spring training.
The Royals have high hopes that both could help them later this season.