Sam Mellinger

Once again in this long season, Royals can show what they’re made of

Let’s be clear and reasonable here: Only a fool would panic. After all, Saturday marks the latest the Royals have been in first place since — wait for it — 1985. Even with just 28 games left, it’s a stretch to talk about a season being at a true crossroads.

Royals

Royals release Bruce Chen, recall Louis Coleman

One night after a terrible outing, the Royals designated left-handed pitcher Bruce Chen for assignment and recalled righty Louis Coleman. Chen had been with the Royals since 2009 and had tied Marino Rivera for the most career victories by a pitcher born in Panama.

Is Billy Butler getting overexposed?

"Overexposure" is a baseball term for a guy who gets to play too much and shows people the holes in his game. A player can look fine for a while, but have him out there long enough and you begin to see some problems. On most plays Billy Butler is fine at first base, but give him a difficult play and he might get overexposed.

Is Billy Butler getting overexposed?

"Overexposure" is a baseball term for a guy who gets to play too much and shows people the holes in his game. A player can look fine for a while, but have him out there long enough and you begin to see some problems. On most plays Billy Butler is fine at first base, but give him a difficult play and he might get overexposed.

Today's Circulars

UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS

Subscriptions starting at 99 cents per month

Home Delivery Subscribers

Learn how to ACTIVATE
your full Digital Access

NOT a Subscriber?

Show my options >

Royals