He didnt break camp with the Blue Jays

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dan McCullers Jersey . -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore will have at least two more years to prove that he can get the once-wayward franchise that he took over in 2006 back to the playoffs. After leading Kansas City to its best record in more than 20 years this past season, Moore was rewarded with a two-year contract extension Friday. The new deal, the financial terms of which were not disclosed, would keep him in charge of baseball operations through the 2016 season. "When Daytons contract was extended during the 2009 season, I felt that this franchise had begun to turn the corner and that we were pointed in the proper direction," Royals president Dan Glass said in a statement. "Its been a challenging process, but we are now seeing tangible evidence that the process is working." Moore took over an organization that would lose at least 100 games for the third straight season in 2006. But he quickly set about rebuilding the Royals farm system, using savvy moves and intelligent drafts to build it into one of the most talented in baseball. Many of those homegrown players have matriculated to the major leagues over the past couple of seasons. Among those who contributed to an 86-76 finish, the Royals best since the 1989 season, were Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer, All-Star catcher Salvador Perez and All-Star closer Greg Holland, all of whom arrived in Kansas City under Moores watch. The Royals have also locked up several of their homegrown stars to long-term, club-friendly contracts, including Perez and Gold Glove outfield Alex Gordon. "Im very proud of the entire organization," Moore said, "especially our scouting and player development departments for their dedication and commitment to the Royals. Its a tremendous honour and privilege to work with Mr. Glass, Dan and the entire family." The Royals rewarded manager Ned Yost with a two-year extension in October, which meant that for the past couple months hed been working on a longer contract than his boss. Moore had said all along he wasnt worried about a new deal getting done. The team has been modest in free agency this off-season. The Royals are likely losing right-hander Ervin Santana, but theyve already signed left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million contract. Theyre also looking to upgrade in right field and at second base. Moore was born in Wichita, Kan., and grew up a Royals fan. He played baseball at Garden City (Kan.) Community College before graduating from George Mason. After a brief stint as a college coach, he joined the Atlanta Braves as a scout, and slowly rose through the ranks. He took over as assistant general manager in 2005, and interview for the Royals vacancy created by the firing of Allard Baird a couple of months later. "Dayton is not only an outstanding baseball man," Glass said, "but hes very much a part of our family and one of the top individuals Ive ever had the pleasure of working with." Hines Ward Jersey . Millsap will miss Wednesday nights game against the Chicago Bulls. The Hawks say Millsap also will be held out on Thursday at Boston. Jack Lambert Jersey . A 23-year-old rookie, Stroman is 4-2 with a 3.44 earned run average in 12 games this season, the past seven of those being starts. He logged the first scoreless outing of his career on Friday versus Oakland in a no-decision. http://www.footballsteelerstore.us/Black-Friday-David-Decastro-Jersey/ . - Veteran Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr, sidelined since Game 1 of the Anaheim series, says hes close to returning.SEATTLE – As Edwin Encarnacion was playing in his first minor league rehabilitation game – hitting a grand slam for Triple-A Buffalo in the process – Adam Lind was holding court in the Blue Jays dugout at Safeco Field, ready to return from a fractured right foot which had kept him out of the lineup for almost five weeks. “Im excited to get back and I just want to make this transition as smooth as possible. Theyve been doing fine without me,” said Lind. “Hopefully, I can just add a little bit here and there and contribute to a couple of more wins.” Linds middle-of-the-order, left-handed bat is welcomed against right-handed starting pitching. Make no mistake, hes a platoon player, but that .369/.434/.570 slash line against righties is a sight for sore eyes and Linds big league credentials exceed those of any other player whos been involved in the platoons necessitated by his and Encarnacions absences. Lind fouled a ball off the top of his right foot on June 14 in Baltimore. He stayed off the disabled list in the immediate, but was out of the starting line-up for a week, making pinch-hit appearances three times from June 19-21. He continued to play until the July 7 game in Anaheim, when the lingering pain in his foot became too much to bear. An MRI revealed the fracture, Lind was placed on the disabled list and his return initially was estimated at two to three weeks. “I never thought I had a setback,” said Lind. “Id just test it and it wasnt ready, test it and it wasnt ready and then finally, about last Tuesday, it was tolerable and its been about a week, so Im pretty good to go.” Lind made one appearance in a rehab game, which happened last Thursday for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. He doubled twice in his two at-bats, but his back, which has given Lind problems over the years, tightened up. “It was a little worrying because it was in a different spot,” said Lind. “When I finished playing a month ago, my lower back was hurting because I was limping for three weeks. It wasnt jjust my foot that it hurt, it was my lower back hurt, as well. Ernie Stautner Jersey. My upper leg hurt. Then, I rested for a couple of weeks and it went away and I started playing again and it kind of came back, so I had to do some other treatments and that loosened it up and I think it just flared up another part of the back. Now Im good to go.” Lind watched Sundays 19-inning marathon win over Detroit from the comfort of his Florida home. Well, for the most part. He was flipping between the ballgame and the final round of the PGA Championship. He flew Tampa to Chicago to Seattle on Monday and rejoined his teammates at Safeco Field on Tuesday. WAGNER TO UNDERGO TOMMY JOHN SURGERY Reliever Neil Wagners season is over and hell be lost for most of 2015. Hes scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery on August 19. Its hard to be patient at the moment. “I think once I get through the surgery Ill be fine,” Wagner told TSN.ca in a text message on Tuesday. “It is just the waiting that is tough.” Wagners had a trying season. He didnt break camp with the Blue Jays, but was recalled in time for the April 9 game versus Houston, his first day of eligibility after the season-starting 10-day option window closed. He made nine appearances in April before being optioned back to Buffalo, at which point he began to experience tightness in his right forearm. There was concern at that time about his elbow, but Wagner forged ahead and returned for one more appearance with the Blue Jays, an ugly six-run, 1 1/3-inning performance in a May 14 blowout loss to Cleveland. He was sent back to Buffalo and has hardly pitched since, unable to overcome the elbow and forearm problems that have resulted in his impending surgery. Wagner will be 31 next January 1. The timing is tough. Hes no longer a young pitcher and has spent most of his career in the minor leagues. Once healthy, hed like another kick at the can with the Blue Jays. “I felt really comfortable in Toronto and with the Jays, so I would love to be back,” he said. 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