11/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Diamondbacks | Kila Ka'aihue signed: The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue to a minor-league contract. No financial terms were disclosed....[+]
6/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue outrighted to SacramentoOakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue cleared waivers Saturday, June 16, and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento....[+]Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue cleared waivers Saturday, June 16, and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
6/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue designated for assignmentThe Oakland Athletics have designated 1B Kila Ka'aihue for assignment....[+]The Oakland Athletics have designated 1B Kila Ka'aihue for assignment.
5/15KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue back in the lineup: Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue (hamstring) returned to the lineup Tuesday, May 15, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim....[+] He went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts, serving as the designated hitter.
5/14KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue cannot run: Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday, May 13, that 1B Kila Ka'aihue (leg) can hit, but he cannot run. Melvin indicated...[+] he is the furthest of the team's injured players from being ready.
5/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue not being considered for DL: Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue (hamstring, calf) was scratched Saturday, May 12, against the Detroit Tigers due to what a...[+] team spokesman called a 'lower hamstring, upper calf' injury.
4/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue provides game-winning hit: Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue delivered a game-winning bloop single in the bottom of the 14th inning Wednesday, April 25,...[+] against the Chicago White. 'You relish that, you look forward to it when you're taking your BP and your work,' Ka'aihue said. 'You prepare to get that big hit. You don't work on grounding out and flying out. It wasn't the hardest ball I've hit in my life. It won the game for the team, that's all that counts.'
4/25Baseball Musings: Wild Ending: The White Sox and Athletics combined for five runs in the 14th inning after scoring a total of four through the first thirteen....
4/15KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Athletics | Kila Ka'aihue hitting well: Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue had three hits Sunday, April 15, against the Seattle Mariners to raise his season average to...[+] .500. In his four starts, he is batting a robust .600 on the season. The team needs to make a transaction Tuesday, April 17, when SP Tyson Ross is recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. Ka'aihue looked like a candidate to be demoted, but perhaps it might be someone else.
5/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue being sent downThe Kansas City Royals are sending 1B Kila Ka'aihue to Triple-A Omaha to make room for 1B Eric Hosmer....[+]The Kansas City Royals are sending 1B Kila Ka'aihue to Triple-A Omaha to make room for 1B Eric Hosmer.
5/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue sitting: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. 2B Chris Getz is playing second, 3B Wilson...[+] Betemit is at first and 3B Mike Aviles is playing third.
5/4KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue sits Tuesday: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue did not play Tuesday, May 3, against the Baltimore Orioles, but manager Ned Yost insisted...[+] Ka'aihue is improving despite his .205 average. 'He's starting to swing the bat better,' Yost said. 'He's staying back, using his hands better, swinging better.'
News -- April 2011
4/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Lineup notes: Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz and 1B Kila Ka'aihue are both back in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. OF Alex Gordon is...[+] playing left field.
4/27KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Two benched: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue and 2B Chris Getz were benched Wednesday, April 27, with OF Alex Gordon moving to first and...[+] OF Jarrod Dyson starting in center field. 3B Mike Aviles moved to second and 3B Wilson Betemit started at third. Ka'aihue is hitting just .186 with six RBIs in 20 games this year, while Getz is batting .234 with five hits in 39 at-bats in his last 12 games. 'I'm giving Kila a bit of a break,' manager Ned Yost admitted. 'It's always been my experience that when a guy struggles, you give him an opportunity to work through it until he gets to the point where he's really fighting himself mentally. Then you need to take a step back.' Yost insisted that the team is not giving up on Ka'aihue at this juncture.
4/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue warming at plate: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue has hits in three straight games, according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star. Ka'aihue...[+] said his approach and swing are fine, but he is missing pitches. 'My approach is fine,' Ka'aihue insisted. 'My swing is fine. The counts Im putting myself in are good. Im just missing pitches. Its that simple.'
4/13KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue out of lineup: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue was not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 16, against the Minnesota Twins, and he may...[+] be out Wednesday, April 17, as well, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel. 'Give him a break today and maybe tomorrow, too,' manager Ned Yost said. 'These guys are tough on left-handed hitters.'
4/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Mike Aviles playing: Kansas City Royals 2B Mike Aviles is back in the lineup after a three-game absence Tuesday, April 12, according to Bob Dutton...[+] of The Kansas City Star. 1B Kila Ka'aihue is sitting out.
4/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue hits walk-off HR: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday, April 1, against the Los...[+] Angeles Angels of Anaheim, reports The Associated Press. 'I was just trying to get a hit and start us off,' Ka'aihue said. 'I got a good pitch to hit, and that's it.'
3/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue to see more time at first: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue will see more time at first base than 1B Billy Butler, according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas...[+] City Star. This means Butler will see more designated hitter time.
3/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Lineup shaping up: Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Aviles is slated to lead off for the team, followed by either 2B Chris Getz or SS Alcides Escobar,...[+] DH Billy Butler, 1B Kila Ka'aihue and OF Melky Cabrera in the fifth spot, The Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton reports. OF Alex Gordon projects to hit sixth, followed by OF Jeff Francoeur, the catcher's spot and either Getz or Escobar.
3/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Wilson Betemit to see time against lefties: Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said IF Wilson Betemit could see time at first base or designated hitter in place of 1B/DH...[+] Kila Ka'aihue against some tougher left-handed pitchers, The Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton reports. Betemit could also play third base, shifting 3B Mike Aviles to second base, in place of 2B Chris Getz against lefties.
3/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue continues to impress: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue went 3-for-3 with a double, run scored and his second stolen base of the spring Tuesday, March...[+] 15, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. Ka'aihue is batting .433 (13-for-30) this spring.
3/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue homers Wednesday: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue was 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and strikeout Wednesday, March 2, against the Los Angeles...[+] Dodgers, reports Dick Kaegel, of MLB.com. Despite the fact Ka'aihue figures to bounce back and forth between first base and designated hitter with 1B Billy Butler, Ka'aihue isn't taking anything for granted. 'I'm still trying to make the team, still tryint to earny my way on it,' he said.
3/2KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Two agree to terms: The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with SP Vin Mazzaro and 1B Kila Ka'aihue Tuesday, March 1, reports Dick Kaegel, of MLB.com....[+] The team now has all players on their roster under contract.
2/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Clint Robinson competing in camp: Kansas City Royals 1B Clint Robinson is in spring camp and is in competition for a job this spring, according to MLB.com's Dick...[+] Kaegel. Robinson's competitors include 1B Billy Butler, Kila Ka'aihue and Eric Hosmer.
2/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Billy Butler, Kila Ka'aihue to split time between first and DH: Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost said 1B Billy Butler and 1B Kila Ka'aihue will shuttle back and forth between first base and...[+] designated hitter, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel. 'There'll be competition among the two,' Yost said. 'It won't be for playing time, (because) the other will probably be DH-ing. We'll let 'em get out there and get after it, and see what happens. But I don't imagine one of them getting the majority of time at first base where one's just a solid DH. So we'll be able to tell through the spring in the next six weeks.'
9/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue homers again Wednesday: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue hit his third home run in two days Wednesday, Sept. 29, in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins,...[+] according to The Associated Press.
9/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue has career day: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue hit two home runs and drove in a career-high four runs Tuesday, Sept. 28, The Associated Press...[+] reports.
9/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue, Mike Aviles go deep Thursday: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue and SS Mike Aviles both hit home runs in a winning effort Thursday, Sept. 23, according to...[+] The Associated Press.
9/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue drives in three runs Saturday: Kansas City Royals DH Kila Ka'aihue went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Sept. 4,...[+] according to The Associated Press.
News -- August 2010
8/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Billy Butler could miss weekend series: Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler (hand) could miss the team's weekend series because of inflammation in his right hand, which...[+] is affecting his swing and limiting his power, according to The Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton. 'I'm going to give him at least two days off,' manager Ned Yost said, 'and I might give him the whole series off. He's really struggling. His hand is really sore.' 2B Willie Bloomquist will likely replace Butler in the lineup and play third base, with 1B Kila Ka'aihue starting at first base. 3B Wilson Betemit will become the designated hitter.
8/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue goes yard Wednesday: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue homered and drove in two runs in a victory Wednesday, Aug. 25, according to The Associated...[+] Press. It was his second home run in as many days.
8/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue to see more time: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue is slated to split playing time at first base and designated hitter with 1B Billy Butler after...[+] the team cut OF Jose Guillen Thursday, Aug. 5, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel.
8/4KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue starts Wednesday: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue received the start at first base Wednesday, Aug. 4, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel. C...[+] Jason Kendall and 3B Wilson Betemit took the day off, with C Brayan Pena catching and SS Mike Aviles starting at third base. 1B Billy Butler served as the designated hitter with OF Jose Guillen in right field.
8/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue to play regularly soon, Jose Guillen out: The Kansas City Royals will begin phasing OF Jose Guillen out either by a trade or benching him in the next few days to allow...[+] 1B Kila Ka'aihue to play every day, the Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger reports.
8/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue recalled from Triple-AThe Kansas City Royals have recalled 1B Kila Ka'aihue from Triple-A Omaha, according to The Associated Press....[+]The Kansas City Royals have recalled 1B Kila Ka'aihue from Triple-A Omaha, according to The Associated Press.
News -- July 2010
7/29KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue to see playing time: The Kansas City Royals expect to clear playing time for 1B Kila Ka'aihue in the near future, according to The Kansas City Star's...[+] Bob Dutton. 'It's important to get Kila on our club and create opportunities,' general manager Dayton Moore said. 'I'm not saying it going to happen (today), but we expect it to happen very shortly.'
7/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: MLB | PCL All-Star roster announced: The Pacific Coast League announced its All-Star roster for the 2010 season Thursday, July 1, according to MLB.com's Danny Wild....[+] The roster will consist of Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Mark Trumbo, San Francisco Giants 2B Brock Bond, Texas Rangers 3B Chris Davis, St. Louis Cardinals SS Tyler Greene, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Jay Gibbons, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Colorado Rockies OF Matt Miller, Los Angeles Dodgers DH John Lindsey, Chicago Cubs SP Thomas Diamond, Seattle Mariners SP Luke French, San Diego Padres SP Ernesto Frieri, Colorado Rockies P Matt Reynolds, Oakland Athletics C Josh Donaldson, Los Angeles Dodgers C Lucas May, Chicago Cubs IF Darwin Barney, Milwaukee Brewers IF Luis Cruz, Colorado Rockies IF Brad Eldred, Kansas City Royals IF Kila Ka'aihue, Florida Marlins IF Hector Luna, Toronto Blue Jays IF Brett Wallace, Houston Astros OF Brian Bogusevic, Toronto Blue Jays OF Chris Lubanski, St. Louis Cardinals P Brandon Dickson, San Francisco Giants P Steve Edlefsen, Texas Rangers P Michael Kirkman, Oakland Athletics P Clayton Mortensen, Arizona Diamondbacks P Jordan Norberto, Texas Rangers P Pedro Strop and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P Rich Thompson.
5/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue optionedThe Kansas City Royals optioned 1B Kila Ka'aihue to the minors Sunday, May 16, according to CBSSports.com. ...[+]The Kansas City Royals optioned 1B Kila Ka'aihue to the minors Sunday, May 16, according to CBSSports.com.
5/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue has RBI single in first appearance: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue had a pinch-hit RBI single in his first plate appearance of the season Thursday, May 6, according...[+] to The Associated Press.
5/4KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Kila Ka'aihue recalled: Kansas City Royals 1B Kila Ka'aihue has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. It is...[+] not known how Ka'aihue will fit into the teams lineup. Manager Trey Hillman said if Ka'aihue plays first base, 1B Billy Butler would move to designated hitter and DH Jose Guillen would play in right field.
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