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Smith’s 1st Start Falls Short as Twins Take Series

Royals.comJuly 12, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- Forty percent of the Royals' rotation now consists of Rule 5 picks. A few weeks after Brad Keller joined the rotation, fellow Rule 5 pick Burch Smith made his first start on Wednesday against the Twins at Target Field. The results were mixed for Smith in the Royals' 8-5 loss to Minnesota. Smith lasted 3 1/3 innings before reaching his pitch count (71). He used his curveball ef...

Risner, Adams Earn Preseason All-Big 12 Honors

KU Athletics ReleaseJuly 11, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner and defensive back Kendall Adams have been named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team as chosen by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Wednesday. It is the second-straight year that Risner, a Preseason All-American by numerous publications, has been named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, while ...

Joe Dineen Jr., Daniel Wise Voted Preseason All-Big 12

KU Athletics ReleaseJuly 11, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas seniors Joe Dineen Jr., and Daniel Wise were tabbed Preseason All-Big 12 First Team the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon. The awards are voted on by a panel of media who covers the conference. Dineen, a linebacker, and Wise, a defensive tackle, give KU its first pair of preseason award honorees since 2009 when both Dezmon Briscoe and Darrell Stuckey saw the...

AUDIO: KU Introduces New AD Jeff Long

Pat StrathmanJuly 11, 2018

There is a new man in charge of athletics at the University of Kansas. Jeff Long was officially introduced as KU Director of Athletics Wednesday at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kan. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod spoke before turning the microphone over to Long for a statement and questions from media members. He spoke about why he took the job, what is the biggest football issue, his contra...

Salina Dumps Newton, 10-1

Pat StrathmanJuly 11, 2018

After claiming their first Kansas Grand Slam championship in 25 years, the Salina Falcons stepped back on the diamond to face Newton, a team that has handed Salina one of two losses this season. Salina made sure a third didn't happen. Starter Cade Sterrett pitched a two-hitter, Brayden Pavey drove in four runs, and the Falcons downed the Newton Knights 10-1. Both teams agreed to cancel the s...

Mondesi Flashes Star Power in Royals’ Win

Royals.comJuly 11, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- This was the Adalberto Mondesi who Royals fans have been waiting to see. Mondesi, likely the shortstop of the future, belted a three-run home run and added an RBI single in leading Kansas City to a 9-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field. The triumph snapped a 10-game losing streak. The Royals had gone 30 straight games of scoring five runs or fewer. Mondesi...

Harris Jr., Reesing & Brown to be Added to Ring of Honor

KU Athletics ReleaseJuly 10, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. – With the 2018 Kansas football season set to begin in just under two months, Kansas Athletics and K Club have announced plans to honor three Jayhawks legends and two historic KU football teams. Kansas alums Chris Harris Jr., Todd Reesing and Larry Brown will be added to the Ring of Honor at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium during home games this season; in addition, KU will ce...

Duffy Dazzles, but KC’s Bullpen Woes Continue

Royals.comJuly 10, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was back on his "A" game Monday night. After getting roughed up for six runs over six innings in his last outing, Duffy came back and fired six scoreless innings against the Twins, continuing his personal upsurge that started in late May. Yet it wasn't enough, as the Royals' bullpen gave up two runs in the seventh and the Twins held on for a 3-1 ...

Merrifield’s 5 hits Not Enough in Finale vs. Sox

Royals.comJuly 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- As the Royals did on Saturday night, they took an early lead Sunday. And as the Royals also did Saturday night, they gave it back. Kansas City surrendered a pair of leads before falling to the Red Sox, 7-4, at Kauffman Stadium as the Red Sox completed a three-game sweep. Whit Merrifield had the first five-hit game of his career for the Royals. "He's been our most consistent pl...

Royals Sign Japanese Pitcher Kaito Yuki

KC Royals ReleaseJuly 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 8, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals today announced the signing of Japanese 16-year old pitcher Kaito Yuki.  The Osaka, Japan native just completed his junior high season in May and chose to sign a professional contract with the Royals over attending high school.  Yuki, is a 6-2, 170 lb. right-handed pitcher who was born on May 12, 2002. “We are excited to add Kaito Y...




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