|Jan. 14 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET15:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 CST1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)2:21 PM CT-Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. The team announced the deal Saturday. Terms were not disclosed.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff hit .235 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in 73 games for Oakland and Colorado last season. He's a career .255 hitter over six seasons that included stops in Cleveland and San Diego. The veteran led all National League third baseman in 2009 with a .990 fielding percentage, and averaged nearly 19 homers per season from 2007-10, when he played regularly. He'll have a chance to compete for a utility job backing up Mike Moustakas at third base.
|Sep. 29 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 CST8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE9:29 AM CT-Kouzmanoff doubled twice among three hits and had two RBIs in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over San Francisco.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff finished the season hitting .344 with three homers and nine RBIs over his final seven games.
|Sep. 26 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 CST2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Kouzmanoff homered twice and drove in five runs in Colorado's rout of Houston on Sunday.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff had seven hits and seven RBIs in the four-game series against the Astros.
|Aug. 31 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 CST2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Kouzmanoff had three hits in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff did some solid work in the NL West with the Padres in the past so playing for Colorado could help him rediscover his stroke.
|Aug. 24 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET14:22 ET18:22 GMT2:22 CST11:22 AM MST1:22 PM EST1:52 PM VEN22:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have called up Kouzmanoff to start Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros.
Analysis: The Rockies acquired Kouzmanoff and cash considerations from the Oakland A's on Tuesday for a player to be named later. He was assigned to Triple A Colorado Springs. Kouzmanoff, who attended high school in Evergreen, Colo., hit .221 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 46 games for the A's this season. He is hitting .255 in his career.
|Aug. 23 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 CST3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have traded Kouzmanoff and cash to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Kouzmanoff has been at Triple-A Sacramento since being demoted on June 6 to make room for Scott Sizemore. The A's announced the move Tuesday.
|June 6 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 CST3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-The A's optioned the slumping Kouzmanoff to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff was hitting .221 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 46 games. He also had nine errors. "I didn't see it coming,'' Kouzmanoff said. ``Obviously, as everybody well knows, I started off slow on both sides of the ball, and I did not play to my potential. All I can do is go down and get my work in and get my reps and try to work my way back.''
|May 30 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 CST10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Kouzmanoff added two hits for Oakland in Sunday's 6-4 win over Baltimore.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff is 7 for 18 with four RBIs in his last five home games.
|May 28 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 CST7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)8:56 PM CT-After sitting out for a week with a groin strain, Kouzmanoff returned Saturday.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff is batting .154 in his last 15 games.
|Apr. 24 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 CST9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE10:17 AM CT-Kouzmanoff hit his first home run of the season and the Athletics' offense woke up in a 9-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff, batting .220 this season, finished with four RBIs - nearly doubling his total entering the night.
|Apr. 2 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 CST3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Kouzmanoff had two errors in Friday night's 6-2 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff went 0 for 3 at the plate after hitting .247 in 2010 so the last thing fantasy owners need from him are miscues in the field. But his defense was poor against the Mariners in the opener.