Minor League Minutes: 3/20/18

Royals Minor League News:

Royals sign pitcher Clay Buchholz to minor league deal.

It remains unclear what possible role will play for the Royals, as it isn’t even guaranteed he sees time with the big league club. With the 2016 and 2017 seasons being thoroughly disappointing for the 33-year-old righty, the hope is that he would be able to capture at least a portion of his 2015 season, in which 3.26 ERA and 2.68 FIP in 18 starts.

Schwindel, O’Hearn keep raking for Royals.

Nos. 66 and 69 on the Royals’ roster have been doing a number on opposing pitchers in the Cactus League lately.
First basemen Ryan O’Hearn and Frank Schwindel won’t be cracking the Opening Day roster, but the cracks off their bats have been plentiful in recent days.

Daily Spring Training Prospect Report: March 18, 2018.

Weekly MLB Draft Prospect Report: 3/6/2018 – 3/12/2018.

Kings of Kauffman: Kansas City Royals: Catching up With Chase Vallot.

Q: You’ve been compared to Mike Napoli in the past, but over the years have you started to look up to any other catchers?
A: “Salvador Perez, Buster Posey.”

Lexington Legends New Play-by-Play Announcer is Making History.

Play-by-play baseball broadcasting is now Tiedemann’s passion. Her ultimate goal, similar to all Minor League Baseball broadcasters, is to call games at the Major League level. Tiedemann recently took a significant step toward that goal; last Friday, the Class A Lexington Legends revealed she will serve as their primary play-by-play broadcaster in 2018. She will serve as the first female play-by-play broadcaster in the South Atlantic League, joining Kirsten Karbach of the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers as the only female lead broadcasters in Minor League Baseball.







Royals News:

Royals sign reliever Justin Grimm

The Royals have signed reliever Justin Grimm to one-year deal, according to Rustin Dodd of The Athletic. Grimm was released last week by the Chicago Cubs because he was out of options, but will earn $1.25 million with the Royals. To make room for Grimm on the roster, the Royals designated pitcher Sam Gaviglio for assignment.

Danny Duffy has something to say about Jake Junis.




Ranking All 30 Of MLB’s Ballparks: First To Worst, The K comes in at #8.

Fans will flock to all 30 of MLB’s ballparks from Opening Day until the dog days of summer shift into fall. While taking in baseball is a bonding experience for friends and family over the summer, not all ballparks in the league are created equal.

MLB and Royals unveils ’18 holiday, special event uniforms.



Baseball Hobby News:

Topps Announces Mystery Redemptions; Donruss Wrapper Promotion.

Game used Jerseys, Balls, Helmets and Line Up Cards from Royals Auctions.

Other News:

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona pedestrian, police say.

Police say Indiana man took taxi to and from bank robbery.

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