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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:03:16 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP's Felipe Paulino and Danny Duffy (elbow) are doing well in their rehabilitation assignments at Surprise, Ariz. Both underwent Tommy John surgery last season. "They're doing fine. I think both of them threw [Saturday]," manager Ned Yost said. "Duffy threw 20 pitches in a game and Paulino threw like 25 pitches in BP with good results. They're fine." Both are aiming for minor league pitching assignments in the next month or two.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:43:03 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost had surgery to remove his gall bladder Tuesday, Nov. 19, and is back at work the next day.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:51:42 -0800
The Kansas City Royals will limit C Salvador Perez's appearances next season, but he is still expected to catch 140 games. However, manager Ned Yost admits that number could go higher if Perez wields a hot bat. "I hope it's not 159 or 160," Yost said. "I hope I can give him a break here and there. I love that kid. I have a hard time not playing him. I love to write his name in the lineup because he's that special."
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:55:28 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost believes SP Luke Hochevar is due to have a breakout season in 2013, despite his struggles in the past. "I like his pitches. I like the quality of his pitches. I like his stuff. I like the way he competes on the mound. I like his makeup. He's not scared. He goes right after hitters. He does his homework. The intangibles are there to have success. He just hasn't had it," Yost said.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:21:52 -0700
Kansas City Royals INF Tony Abreu and INF Irving Falu are seeing extra time in the final games of the season as manager Ned Yost evaluates which player might be the better fit for 2013. "Abreu has more power," Yost said. "They're both very solid defensively. Falu might hit for a little more of an average. He can bunt and hit-and-run. I feel good putting both of those guys at any infield position."
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:01:20 -0700
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar was hitless in three at-bats with a walk Sunday, July 22, against the Minnesota Twins, snapping a nine-game hitting streak. Escobar picked up his first career ejection in the top of the ninth inning, along with manager Ned Yost, after they argued a call at second base. SS Yuniesky Betancourt came on for Escobar in the ninth inning, and he ended up with a solo home run.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:39:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin were named to the American League All-Star coaching staff.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:19:03 -0800
The Kansas City Royals exercised manager Ned Yost's option for the 2013 season.
Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:31:36 -0700
Updating a previous item, Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson may only be up at the parent club for a few days. The club wanted to recall SP Bruce Chen when it sent RP Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha, but Chen isn't due to pitch until Friday, June 24. "We knew we were going to make the move with Mazzaro, but it didn't make any sense to have Mazzaro sitting here for five days when we could get a guy like Dyson who we could bring up for three days to help us win," Royals manager Ned Yost said.
Wed, 04 May 2011 01:29:49 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue did not play Tuesday, May 3, against the Baltimore Orioles, but manager Ned Yost insisted Ka'aihue is improving despite his .205 average. "He's starting to swing the bat better," Yost said. "He's staying back, using his hands better, swinging better."