Royals sign first professional baseball player with autism

Every year, the like most organizations, the Royals fill out their minor league rosters with indy league signings, as they did earlier in the offseason with pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan. They have now added outfielder Tarik El-Abour, who is believed to be the first pro baseball player with autism. The Royals signed outfielder Tarik El-Abour out…

Royals sign veteran pitcher Kyle Lohse to a minor league deal

You thought the Royals were done adding veterans to the organization? Wrong! Earlier today, the Royals agree to a minor league deal with 16 year major league veteran Kyle Lohse. Good morning. Royals have announced they have signed RHP Kyle Lohse to a minor league deal. — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) March 31, 2018 The 39-year-old…

Royals sign two-time All Star Clay Buchholz to minor league deal

The Royals will not stop filling out the organization with veterans and reclamations, continuing their run of small free agent signings on the Monday afternoon by inking two-time All Star Clay Buchholz to a minor league deal. Clay Buchholz agreed to his $1.5 million minor league deal with #Royals on Monday and will be in…

Royals nearing minor league deal with Ricky Nolasco

Another day, another veteran signing with the Kansas City Royals. Today, the news was that the Royals are RHP Ricky Nolasco are currently working on the terms to a minor league deal. Source says Ricky Nolasco deal not done. And it would definitely be a Minor League deal if it is completed. — Jeffrey Flanagan…

Royals bring back Alex Liddi on minor league deal

It was announced early this morning that the Royals had signed former major league third baseman Alex Liddi to a minor league deal, according to a report from Baseball America. A native of Italy, Liddi started his career in the Seattle Mariners organization, progressing nicely throughout their system. This included a 2009 season in High-A…

Royals sign former All-Star Michael Saunders to minor league deal

According to the Twitter account of Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals have reportedly inked a minor league deal with outfielder Michael Saunders. An All-Star in 2016 with the Toronto Blue Jays while slashing .253/.338/.478 that season,he earned himself a $9 million deal with the Phillies last offseason. Royals have signed OF Michael Saunders to a minor…

Malcom Culver signs with the Dodgers

Former Royals farmhand Malcom Culver has signed a minor league free agent deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He was drafted as a pitcher by the Royals in the 8th round of the 2008 MLB Draft.  After signing with the Royals he switched to being an infielder playing both first base and third base from…

Royals linked to top international free agent shortstop

According to Baseball America, as of a month ago, the Royals have been linked to a top international free agent from the Dominican Republic. Wilmin Candelario, 16, is described as a light-hitting shortstop with a plus-glove by Ben Badler of Baseball America. Candelario didn’t get the same defensive opportunities in games as Alejandro Pie, but…

Prospect Watch: Scott Barlow

The Royals signed former Dodgers minor league RHP Scott Barlow to a split contract yesterday offering him a 40-man roster spot and a chance at earning $650,000.  The 6’3” Barlow pitched in the Dodgers organization last year splitting time between AA Tulsa and AAA Oklahoma City as a starting pitcher.  The Dodgers took him out…

The impact of the Yefri del Rosario signing

When news broke that the Royals had signed RHP Yefri del Rosario, the guys at Royals Farm Report immediately started talking about how this impacts our farm system. He was the 4th highest ranked pitcher in the 2016 international free agent class, which should excite everyone that roots for KC.  Del Rosario has been called the Braves best international…