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MLB playoff shares announced; Royals’ full share worth $230K per player

The Royals’ reward for winning the American League pennant now has a dollar amount: $14,866,350.85. That’s the size of the team’s postseason players’ pool, which was announced Monday by Major League Baseball. The players voted to split the pot into 54 full shares worth $230,699.73 each, plus 9.77 partial shares and 25 cash rewards.

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Royals partial season-ticket holders will choose opening day seats for 2015

The Royals have told partial season-ticket holders that higher demand for full (81 games) or half (41 games) season-ticket packages could mean no availability in the same section for Opening Day. But Opening Day will still be included in 20-game plans and those partial season-ticket holders will have the opportunity to select their Opening Day seats rather than have them assigned by the team.

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Royals make moves ahead of reserve list deadline

The Royals made a trade and added two players to their 40-man roster before baseball’s 11 p.m. Thursday reserve list deadline. Left-hander Kyle Bartsch was sent to San Diego for 23-year-old outfielder Reymond Fuentes and the Royals also selected the contracts of Class AA outfielder Jorge Bonifacio and infielder Orlando Calixte, protecting them from the Rule V draft.

Defying conventional wisdom: how the Royals did it

Last in home runs, last in walks; if on-base plus slugging percentage is the key to winning baseball games, how did the Kansas City Royals become American League Champions and come so close to winning the World Series?

Defying conventional wisdom: how the Royals did it

Last in home runs, last in walks; if on-base plus slugging percentage is the key to winning baseball games, how did the Kansas City Royals become American League Champions and come so close to winning the World Series?

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Billy Butler and the Royals and a mutually beneficial breakup

Billy Butler is still a talented, dedicated, and proud hitter. He officially has a contract with an organization that believes in him. He’ll play every day, which is really what he’s always wanted. But for years, it has been glaringly obvious that Butler did not fit the way that Royals general manager Dayton Moore wanted to build a team.

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Royals hire former infielder Chris Getz as front-office assistant

Former Royals second baseman Chris Getz has rejoined the club as a front-office assistant, the team announced Wednesday. Getz, who played four seasons with the Royals from 2010-13 before joining Toronto in free agency, will assist in player personnel and development as a baseball operations assistant.