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Royals | Omar Infante heading for MRI

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:13:33 -0800

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (elbow) is heading for an MRI exam with continued soreness in his right elbow. He's been dealing with elbow issues since last year. He was supposed to start at designated hitter for the spring game Friday, March 6, but he instead will have tests on his arm. "It's not ligament. That leads you to believe that it's a spur in the back of the elbow that's inflamed," manager Ned Yost said. "Is an injection warranted to calm it down? Did a spur break off? We just don't know. We have to send him out for an MRI and see exactly what is causing the pain." Infante doesn't have pain when he hits, and he's been able to take grounders and full batting practice without issues.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Infante's greatest contribution to fantasy players is his consistent playing time, but even that might be in question if there is something seriously wrong with his elbow. Nothing about his profile stands out for fantasy categories. Consider him middle infield insurance in AL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Royals | Luke Hochevar throwing curve again

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:45:49 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) is throwing his curveball in spring camp, even though that was the pitch that blew out his elbow and forced him into Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Hochevar's thinking is to go back to what worked before the injury, and his curve made Hochevar an important piece of the bullpen. In leagues with more of an emphasis on relievers, Hochevar could be more valuable, but it will take time for him to return.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Royals | Alex Gordon takes dry swings

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:14:53 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) said he had no pain Tuesday, Feb. 24, in his surgically repaired right wrist after playing long toss Monday, Feb. 23. He also took 15 dry swings Tuesday with a fungo, and manager Ned Yost said Gordon had no issues. Gordon said his rehab is on schedule, and he's confident he'll be ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will likely come at an injury discount during your draft. Keep tabs on his progress in camp. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he could easily become an attractive value pick for your outfield.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Royals | Alex Gordon throws

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:28:20 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) threw for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, since his Dec. 31 wrist surgery. He will swing for the first time Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is a well-rounded fantasy contributor. Over the past four seasons, he has averaged 93 runs, 19 home runs, 78 RBIs and 12 stolen bases with a .283/.356/.453 slash line. Gordon projects to be ready to for the beginning of the season, and he is a viable option in the early middle rounds of drafts. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery leading into the season, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsKansasCity.com - Joel Goldberg

Royals | Alex Gordon unsure about option

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:01:20 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is uncertain whether he will exercise his $12.5 million player option for the 2016 season or decide to become a free agent.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is likely to be drafted in the middle rounds of most fantasy baseball drafts. He has played in at least 150 games in each of the last four seasons and can be counted on for 150 hits, 15-20 homers, 80-90 RBIs and double-digit steals.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Greg Holland wants to stay in KC

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:50:54 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland is still open to a long-term extension with the club.

Fantasy Tip: Holland has an $8.25 million salary for 2015 and is under team control for 2016, so the Royals aren't in a hurry to discuss extension talks. Still, Holland had a 1-3 record and 46 saves with a team that was borderline to go to the playoffs until late in the regular season. Holland is a top closer option for the upcoming year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | KC wants Brandon Finnegan in minors

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:50:02 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Brandon Finnegan is expected to start the season in the minors, and a sizable contingent of the baseball operations department would prefer him to begin the season as a starter in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Finnegan showed well in the postseason and is an arm worth watching for later in the season. If injuries occur, and they always do, Finnegan could get his chance to start in the majors at some point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Luke Hochevar uncertain for opener

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:49:02 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and his readiness for opening day is in question. He has yet to experience a setback in rehab, but is still considered behind his teammates in the preseason progression. While other pitchers are throwing bullpen sessions every other day, Hochevar has been assigned two days off in between mound appearances.

Fantasy Tip: Hochevar is no longer in the plans for the rotation, but he is expected to be an important part of the team's bullpen.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Eric Hosmer avoids arbitration

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:51:28 -0800

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $13.9 million deal Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Hosmer is in the category of risk-reward fantasy first baseman this year in the middle rounds. he has worked to shorten his swing, and if the pop he showed late in the playoffs last year carries over, he could be a breakout candidate.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Royals | Alex Gordon not cleared to throw for KC

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:59:04 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) is still not cleared to throw or take part in baseball-related activities, and he hopes to do that sometime next week.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon has said he will miss at least one week of Cactus League games, but those don't matter for fantasy players. As long as Gordon is healthy come Opening Day, he should be a solid fantasy play in your outfield.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Phil Coke in for workout

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:43:43 -0800

Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Tigers) was in recently to throw for the Kansas City Royals.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jason Beck

Royals | Joe Blanton's contract terms disclosed

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:26:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton's minor league contract comes with an invitation to major league spring training. Blanton's deal will be worth $1 million if he makes the major league club, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jake Kaplan

Royals | Sign Joe Blanton to minor league deal

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:48:37 -0800

Free-agent SP Joe Blanton signed a minor-league contract with the Kansas City Royals Friday, Feb. 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Daily Dish - Chris Cotillo

Royals | Greg Holland reaches one-year deal

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:41:58 -0800

Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $8.25 million deal Friday, Feb. 13.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Royals | Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:50:04 -0800

The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of P Derek Gordon Thursday, Feb. 12.

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