The Kansas City Royals reached a pending agreement on a 1-year, $5.25 million contract with free-agent outfielder Billy Hamilton, formerly of the Reds, a source confirmed to The Star. Dayton Moore says an agreement isn’t complete.
The Kansas City Royals non-tendered four players, including a pair of former Kansas City high school standouts, Bubba Starling and Jason Adam, in moves announced by the club on Friday. They could be re-signed to minor-league contracts.
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to contracts with left-handed reliever Brian Flynn, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert and right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn, all three of their arbitration-eligible players.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was hired by the Kansas City Royals as a special adviser for player development. Matheny took the Cards to the postseason in his first four years in St. Louis
The KC Royals on Thursday gave season-ticket holders the chance to hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium and win their seats for the 2019 season. Two fans won their seats when Brandon Weem and Tommy Bennett hit homers.
Kansas City Royals and closer Wily Peralta have agreed on a new contract. The Royals will pay Peralta a $2.25 million base salary in 2019 with a $7 million mutual option for 2020 that includes a $1 million buyout, per a Yahoo report.