July 2009

Friday lineup: Defending A.L. champs in town

The Royals are hosting the Rays tonight at 7:10.  If you come out to The K this weekend, be sure to check out the Royals Hall of Fame!

Here’s tonight’s lineup, with a new format that we hope is easier for our Facebook friends to read.

(DeJesus – LF)

(Bloomquist – CF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Teahen – RF)

(Jacobs – DH)

(Olivo – C)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Bannister – P)

The Royals Hall of Fame opens FRIDAY – here's a sneak peek!

Frank.JPGThe Royals will dedicate the new Royals Hall of Fame with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:05 on Friday.  After the brief ceremony, the Hall of Fame will be open to fans.  No separate ticket is required for the Hall of Fame for fans with game tickets.  Fans will be admitted every 15 minutes in groups of 40 to tour the Hall of Fame, which features interactive displays and exhibits that chronicle Kansas City’s baseball history from 1884 to the present. 

George with Kevin Uhlich.JPGThe Royals Hall of Fame will be open during all home games and will operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the baseball season.  On Thursday, there was a media tour and a reception for the Hall of Fame Classic.  Royals photographer Chris Vleisides snapped a few pictures of Royals greats George Brett and Frank White as they took their first glimpses at the new displays.  They say pictures are worth a thousand words…or in this case, 3,154…the number of hits George had, and the number of baseballs in this display.

Way to go, Zack!

Zack Greinke had a great inning in his All-Star debut. A popup, a pair of K’s and Joe Buck described his stuff as ‘filthy’.  Nice job, Zack!

All-Star updates on Twitter

The All-Star Break is here…keep up with Zack, Trey and other All-Star happenings on Twitter:




Hey hey hey! – Cosby to be on Sunday's FSKC pregame

Joel Cosby.jpgBill Cosby was at Fenway Park to take in Friday’s Royals-Red Sox game. 

FSKC’s Joel Goldberg had the opportunity to chat with Cosby.  Be sure to watch Joel’s interview on Sunday’s Royals Live pregame show, starting at noon Central before the 12:35 game. 


The Royals have acquired shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and cash considerations from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league pitchers Danny Cortes and Derrick Saito.  Betancourt, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 25, just began an injury rehabilitation assignment with Tacoma (AAA).  He will continue his rehab assignment for Northwest Arkansas (AA).  His name is pronounced Yuniesky (yoon-ee-ESS-kee) Betancourt (BET-an-court).

The 27-year old Betancourt was hitting .250 (56-for-224) with 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 22 RBI in 63 games for the Mariners prior to his D.L. stint.  He is a career .279 hitter with 123 doubles, 17 triples, 27 home runs and 202 RBI over five seasons with Seattle after making his debut in 2005.  Since becoming the Mariners full-time shortstop in 2006, his 341 double plays rank second in all of baseball to Oakland’s Orlando Cabrera (357).  He has been tough to strikeout throughout his career, fanning just once every 11.86 plate appearances, the sixth-best total in baseball since 2005 (min. 2,000 at bats).

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound right handed hitter is a native of Santa Clara, Cuba, who currently resides in Boca Raton, Fla.  The Mariners originally signed him as a non-drafted free agent on January 26, 2005 and then signed him to a three-year extension through 2011 with a club option for 2012 on April 4, 2007.

Cortes will be assigned to West Tennessee (AA) and Saito will be assigned to Clinton (A) in the Mariners’ system.

Thursday lineup: DeJesus in center, Guillen in left

The Royals open a four-game series at Fenway Park tonight.  David DeJesus will make his first appearance of 2009 in center field.  Jose Guillen will shift to left field.

DeJesus – CF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Guillen – LF

Teahen – 3B

Jacobs – DH

Olivo – C

Callaspo – 2B

Freel – RF

Hochevar – P

Lineup change

Guillen now at DH, Maier in right.




Guillen (DH)





Maier (RF)


Wednesday lineup – Greinke to the hill

DeJesus – LF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Guillen – RF

B. Pena – DH

Teahen – 3B

Olivo – C

Callaspo – 2B

Freel – CF

Greinke – P

Tuesday lineup: Freel makes his KC debut

DeJesus – LF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Teahen – 3B

Guillen – RF

Jacobs – DH

Callaspo – 2B

Olivo – C

Freel – CF

Chen – P


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