Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea.
The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.
The Kansas City Royals have proven last year was no fluke.
Joe Blanton retired from baseball last season after he was unable to make it in the minor leagues.
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“I think if it holds the way it is, Major League Baseball, their hand’s going to be forced to make adjustments,” Verlander said Monday.
First baseman Eric Hosmer still leads Miguel Cabrera by close to half a million votes.
A possible reason why is that the team is responding to the latest ballot update, which listed seven Royals – and zero Tigers – as starters.
Kansas City and soft-tossing left-hander Jason Vargas then used the Twins’ aggressiveness against them.
If voting ended Monday, no Detroit Tigers would start the All-Star Game. Hosmer now has a considerable lead over Cabrera.
Cabrera has a batting average of .333 and an on-base percentage of .441, the best in the American League.