In 1990, the Atlanta Braves drafted Chipper Jones with the No. 1 overall pick, and he accomplished something no other player has done after being selected first.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals right-hander Nate Karns hopes that by losing a rib he will gain some relief.
The 29-year-old pitcher will miss the rest of the season to have a rib removed Wednesday in a procedure designed to take pressure off the nerve in his forearm. Karns has been dealing with pain and soreness in his right arm for months, and a seemingly endless menu of tests and treatments failed to produce a solution.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have declined their $7 million option on Luke Hochevar, the right-hander whose season was cut short by surgery in August to relieve numbness caused by thoracic outlet syndrome.
Hochevar received a $500,000 buyout Saturday. He is eligible to sign anywhere beginning Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Delino DeShields is known for his speed, stealing 101 bases in 2012 in the minors, not for his power.
DeShields homered in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.
DeShields, who was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock, walked and doubled before leading off the seventh with his third home run. DeShields hit a 2-1 pitch from Luke Hochevar out to left.
DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals reinstated closer Wade Davis from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
Davis hadn't pitched since June 30 because of a strained right forearm. The right-hander was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 19 saves in 30 games when he went on the DL, and the All-Star break helped limit the number of games he missed.
"One of the best relievers in the game," manager Ned Yost said. "It's hard to go a couple weeks without that, but we felt like we...
DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez drove in two runs with a tiebreaking infield single in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of that fluky hit, holding on for a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Martinez's comebacker deflected off reliever Joakim Soria and rolled to the area between first and second. With the second baseman playing deep, there was no chance to retire Martinez, and two runs came...