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Spring Training photos: The Right Stuff

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Loyal Royals fan: Lorraine Hawkins

Here’s a cool story of a baseball, a Royal (Christian Colon), two baseball fans and a baseball family (the Coleman family) coming full circle:  Lorraine Hawkins of Joplin, Mo., is 92 years young and a loyal Royals fan.  You may recognize her from local news reports during the 2014 Postseason.  She attended SIX of the seven World Series Games last fall, though she was unable to attend Game 7.

A young man named Jonathan saw Lorraine’s picture on Kauffman Stadium’s CrownVision and decided to give her a baseball.  While we don’t know Jonathan’s last name, this first picture shows him with Lorraine.

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The baseball that he gave to Lorraine last fall was thrown to him by Royals infielder Christian Colon, who also happened to be on Thursday’s Caravan visit to Joplin.  Here are Christian presenting Lorraine with the signed baseball on Thursday:

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Reliever Louis Coleman was on the Caravan with Colon and by coincidence, Lorraine had her picture taken last fall with Louis’ mother and two of his three sisters!

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We thank Lorraine for her dedication and for visiting Royals Caravan!  GO ROYALS!

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Coleman, Colon and Co. visit Jefferson City

The Caravan contingent of Coleman, Colon and Co. headed south and east today, stopping in Jefferson City.  Reliever Louis Coleman and infielder Christian Colon are on the trip, along with Royals Hall of Famer John Mayberry, broadcaster Steve Physioc, KayCee – The W Guy and a very important piece of hardware.  This is KayCee’s first Caravan, and he’s proving to be a popular photo!

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Royals agree to terms with relievers Louis Coleman, Tim Collins

LouisColeman_5104Tim Collins_5081The Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman and left-handed pitcher Tim Collins for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Coleman, 28, pitched in both Kansas City and Omaha (AAA) last season, going 1-0 with a 5.56 ERA (21 ER in 34.0 IP) and a save in 31 appearances with the Royals. He has pitched in parts of the last four seasons in KC, going 5-4 with a 3.25 ERA, two saves and 185 strikeouts in 148 big league outings.

Collins, 25, also split the 2014 season between Kansas City and Omaha, making 22 regular season appearances with the Royals. He posted a 3.86 ERA (9 ER in 21.0 IP) and a 0-3 record. The left-handed pitcher also had four postseason outings, including three during the World Series. He’s recorded a 12-17 career record with a 3.54 ERA in 228 career relief appearances at the Major League level.

The signings of Coleman and Collins leave the Royals with seven unsigned arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland, first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson.

Royals acquire pitcher Jason Frasor from Texas for minor league pitcher Spencer Patton

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired veteran right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor (pronounced: FRAY-zer) from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton.  In a corresponding 40-man roster move, the Royals designated infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes for assignment.  The Royals have also optioned right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha.

Frasor, 36, is in his 11th Major League season and was in his second year with the Texas Rangers.  He is 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA (11 ER in 29.2 IP) with 14 walks and 30 strikeouts in 38 relief appearances.  Opponents are hitting just .243 against him this season, including a .233 mark vs. left-handed hitters (10-for-43).  Frasor has made nine scoreless appearances against A.L. Central teams, spanning 7.0 innings.  The veteran righty began his career with Toronto (2004-11, 2012) and also pitched part of one season for the Chicago White Sox (2011).  He ranks 11th among active pitchers with 624 career appearances, posting a 31-35 record with a 3.65 ERA all-time.

Patton, 26, Kansas City’s 24th-round draft pick in 2011, is 4-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 14 saves with Omaha this season.  He was selected to participate in tonight’s Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham, N.C.

Royals recall pitcher Louis Coleman, option Will Smith to Omaha

The Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha. To make room on the roster, left-handed pitcher Will Smith has been optioned back to Omaha.

Coleman, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher, had a 13-day stint with Kansas City earlier this year, making 4 scoreless relief appearances, which spanned 4.1 innings. He earned his second Major League win, pitching a perfect 8th inning in St. Louis on May 30. Coleman was recently selected to represent the Storm Chasers at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno, Nev. Smith was 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 6 appearances (one start) for the Royals this season.

Ned Yost media session: May 24, 2013

The skipper, Ned Yost, met with reporters in the dugout on a beautiful afternoon at Kauffman Stadium before tonight’s tussle with the Angels.  Nine of the Royals last thirteen losses have been by one run.  Yost was asked what that says about this ball club.

“There is no substitute for winning. You have to win. It’s no consolation for anyone to say ‘we are competing’ but we are competing. We’re in every single game. When the offense starts clicking we are going to be winning those games by one or two runs instead of losing them by one or two runs,” said the manager.

Louis Coleman was called up yesterday and replaced Kelvin Hererra in the Royals bullpen.  Ned was asked what he brings to the team and why he trusts him so much. “He is a guy we know has been really successful for us. He has been very serviceable. The worst thing as a manager is bringing a guy in and not knowing what you are going to get. With Louis I know what we are going to get. We know he is going to throw strikes. That is why he is so valuable to us.”

Royals agree to terms with five players on one-year contracts for 2013

The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2013 Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso; and left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The Royals now have all players on the 40-man roster signed for the 2013 season.

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