Royals Focused On Hitting In Preparation For Playoff Push - RealGM Wiretap
The Kansas City Royals are focused on hitting better with an eye on a second-half playoff push.
The Royals trail the Detroit Tigers by 6.5 games in the American League Central Mike Smith Coyotes Jersey
, but are just 2.5 games back of a Wild Card spot.
"Hit," Ned Yost said when asked what Kansas City needs to work on. "Hit with runners in scoring position. Hit, score more runs. Produce more offense. I think the pitchers have been really good, our bullpen's been fair to good, our defense has been very good. I think with our offense, there's more there. We just have to make it produce."
Kansas City has hit better towards the end of the season in recent years.
"They shouldn't be second-half guys, they should be full-season guys, but they aren't," he said. "The last couple of years, we've been a good second-half team. We're eight games better than we were last year Max Domi Coyotes Jersey
, and I think we've got our best baseball ahead of us."
Halladay Throws Bullpen Session Shows Progress - RealGM Wiretap Roy Halladay went through a vigorous bullpen session Tuesday before the Phillies played the Mets. Philadelphia pitching coach Rich Dubee said the right-hander threw 56 pitches, stopping to simulate rest between innings. He could have several more bullpen sessions before pitching a few simulated games. Halladay has been out since May 28 because of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle on the right side of his back. Hiroki Kuroda Drawing Trade Interest - RealGM Wiretap The Dodgers are willing to trade pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and he has drawn interest on the market. A major-league source told Jon Morosi of FOXSports that "a lot of clubs" are showing interest in the right-hander. In fact, the Reds and Rockies had scouts present at Kuroda's most recent outing, though it's not clear if they were there to see him in particular. Braves Giants Interested In Joba Chamberlain - RealGM Wiretap
The Braves and Giants are interested in Joba Chamberlain, according to a pair of American League talent evaluators.
Braves scout Jim Fregosi watched Chamberlain pitch a scoreless inning Friday night in Baltimore. The Giants sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field for Monday's Twins-Yankees game exclusively to watch the reliever.
Chamberlain, 26, will be a free agent following the season and isn't expected to be part of the Yankees' 2014 plans.
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