The new field at Kauffman Stadium is just about finished, and the team put in 110,000 square feet of grass to complete the work. The Star’s John Sleezer shot a time-lapse video of the grass being put down.
One year after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Chicago, KC Royals third baseman Moustakas rebounded with one of the best seasons of his career. On Tuesday, he was rewarded by being selected The Sporting News’ American League comeback player of the year.
The Royals star will be a free agent, and his decision will impact how the organization looks for years. It will influence how and whether they pursue other free agents, as well as how serious KC is about competing in 2018.
The Kansas City Royals on Monday announced that pitching coach Dave Eiland and bench coach Don Wakamatsu will not return in 2018. Bullpen coach Doug Henry may not be back as well, while assistant hitting coach Brian Buchanan could see new role.
The Royals were eliminated from the wild-card race on Tuesday, despite starter Jason Vargas dominating the Tigers in a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. The Twins defeated the Indians 8-6 moments later.