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  • Anthony Misiewicz DFA'd By Royals

    The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Anthony Misiewicz for assignment on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster for starting pitcher Zack Greinke, who was officially re-signed on a one-year deal. The 28-year-old southpaw pitched for the Royals and Seattle Mariners last season and had a combined 4.34 ERA (4.08 FIP), 1.28 WHIP, 10 walks and 27 strikeouts in 29 relief innings over 32 appearances out of the bullpen. He had a 4.11 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in his 15 1/3 innings with the Royals to close out the year. If Misiewicz clears waivers, he could return to the team as minor-league relief depth for 2023.

    Feb 3 · Source via Royals Anthony Misiewicz closers
  • Royals, Ryan Goins Agree To Minor League Deal

    The Royals are bringing veteran infielder Ryan Goins back to the organization on a minor league contract, per the transaction log at MLB.com. Goins, an Octagon client, spent the 2018 season with Kansas City as well. Goins hasn’t appeared in the big leagues since the truncated 2020 season, when he logged 14 games with the…

    Jan 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Royals Ryan Goins
  • Royals Re-Sign Zack Greinke

    The Kansas City Royals are reportedly re-signing veteran starting pitcher Zack Greinke, per a tweet from Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports in Kansas City on Monday morning. Fescoe tweeted the following: "Royals have reached a deal to bring Zack Greinke back for one more year, per source. Deal will be officially announced tomorrow afternoon. #royals." The 39-year-old made his return to Kansas City this past season, making 26 starts. In those 26 starts, the right-hander pitched to a 3.68 ERA, a 4.03 FIP, 73 strikeouts, and just 27 walks allowed in 137 innings of work. Kansas City's other rotation options include the likes of Jordan Lyles, Brady Singer, Ryan Yarbrough, and Brad Keller.

    Jan 30 · Source via Royals Zack Greinke
  • White Sox Interested In Nicky Lopez

    The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that the Chicago White Sox have expressed interest in trading for Kansas City Royals second baseman/shortstop Nicky Lopez. However, the Royals are not eager to move Lopez, as they view him as an important depth player. The team's plan is to start Bobby Witt Jr. at shortstop, Michael Massey at second base, and use Lopez in a utility role. The 27-year-old slashed .227/.281/.273 with no home runs, 51 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 480 plate appearances in 2022. Lopez's fantasy value is already limited to stolen bases in roto leagues as is, and any dent in his playing time would further limit that.

    Jan 25 · Source via Royals Nicky Lopez
  • Royals Optimistic About Re-Signing Zack Greinke

    Right-hander Zack Greinke signed with the Royals in 2022, returning to the club that drafted him in 2002 and for whom he pitched from 2004 through 2010. The club has reportedly been interested in bringing him back for 2023 since before the offseason even officially began. There’s now less than three weeks until Spring Training…

    Jan 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Royals Zack Greinke
  • Red Sox Acquire Adalberto Mondesi From Royals

    The Boston Red Sox acquired infielder Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later from the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday in exchange for pitcher Josh Taylor, according to a source. Mondesi could open the 2023 season as Boston's primary shortstop now, which would allow utility man Enrique Hernandez to shift over to second. The BoSox also have Christian Arroyo as an option for the keystone, so the addition of Mondesi affords them more insurance and flexibility in the middle infield with Trevor Story (elbow) expected to miss the beginning of the season. The 27-year-old Mondesi tore his left ACL last May, but all indications are that he'll be ready for the upcoming campaign. Injuries have caused Mondesi's fantasy and real-life stock to take a major hit, but a bounce-back isn't out of the question considering his overall talent.

    Jan 24 · Source via Royals Red Sox Adalberto Mondesi
  • Twins Acquire Michael Taylor From Royals

    The Minnesota Twins acquired center fielder Michael Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday, according to sources. It's unknown what the Royals received in return for Taylor. The 31-year-old veteran spent the last two years with the Royals, slashing .249/.304/.357 with a .661 OPS, 21 home runs, 97 RBI, 107 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 984 plate appearances covering 266 games. He had a .254 average with nine home runs, 43 RBI, 49 runs scored and four stolen bases in 124 games in 2022 and will give the Twins some more outfield depth for 2023. Taylor could see decent playing time in Minnesota, but aside from modest speed in much deeper fantasy leagues, he won't have much upside. He hit a career-high 19 homers back in 2017 with the Washington Nationals.

    Jan 23 · Source via Royals Michael A. Taylor
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