Royals' Meche retires

Royals' Meche retires

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Kansas City pitcher Gil Meche, hampered by shoulder injuries the past two years, said Tuesday he is retiring.

MLB: Texas 8, Kansas City 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 26 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero had two home runs and five RBI Tuesday in the Texas Rangers' 8-7 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Texas 3, Kansas City 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- Ian Kinsler's RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday broke a tie and lifted the Texas Rangers to a 3-2 win over Kansas City.

Meche's shoulder stiffness worries Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 23 (UPI) -- Kansas City pitcher Gil Meche's shoulder stiffness is serious enough for the team to start making contingency plans, Manager Trey Hillman said Tuesday.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Detroit 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Billy Butler had three doubles and drove in a run apiece with two of them Wednesday in leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 win over Detroit.

MLB: Seattle 8, Kansas City 4

SEATTLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Three Seattle batters combined for six RBI Saturday in the Mariners' 8-4 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Three doubles and two RBI by Billy Butler helped carry the Kansas City Royals past the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Tuesday.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Willie Bloomquist drove in two runs and Alex Gordon hit a solo homer Thursday, pacing a 5-4 Kansas City win over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Arizona 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 17 (UPI) -- Gil Meche's second consecutive shutout led the Kansas City Royals to a 5-0 win over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Cleveland 0

CLEVELAND, June 10 (UPI) -- Alberto Callaspo hit a grand slam Wednesday and Gil Meche teamed with two relievers on a four-hitter, carrying Kansas City to a 9-0 drubbing of Cleveland.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning Thursday, rallying Tampa Bay to a 3-2 win over Kansas City and a sweep of their three-game series.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, May 3 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals used a five-run seventh inning that featured a three-run homer by Jose Guillen Sunday to overcome Minnesota 7-5.

MLB: Kansas City 12, Texas 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 18 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp and Mike Jacobs both hit three-run homers Friday, powering the Kansas City Royals to a 12-3 blasting of Texas.

White Sox-Royals opener delayed a day

CHICAGO, April 5 (UPI) -- Snow, cold and high winds have forced the rescheduling of the Chicago White Sox-Kansas City Royals season-opener from Monday to Tuesday in Chicago.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Ryan Shealy's two-run bloop single Saturday led Kansas City to a 4-2 win over Minnesota, dropping the Twins into a first-place AL Central tie with Chicago.
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Gil Meche
Oakland Athletics' Nick Swisher tosses his arm protector after being struck out by Seattle Mariners pitcher Gil Meche in the second inning in Seattle on April 6, 2006.(UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).

Gilbert Allen "Gil" Meche (pronounced /ˌɡɪl ˈmɛʃ/; born September 8, 1978 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Meche previously pitched for the Seattle Mariners.

Meche was a member of the U.S. Junior Olympic team in 1995. During his senior season at Acadiana High School, Meche suffered from a viral infection that caused him to miss a considerable amount of time playing baseball. Because of his tremendous potential, Meche was still chosen in the 1st round of the 1996 amateur draft. His first Major League game was on July 6, 1999, against the Anaheim Angels, making him the second youngest debut for the Mariners at that time.

His 2000 season was cut short due to what was thought at the time to be a dead arm. In February of 2001, he underwent arthroscopic surgery to partially repair a frayed rotator cuff, and at the time he was expected to only be on the disabled list for six months . Unfortunately things were more severe, and he had to undergo surgery again on October 3, 2001 on his right AC joint. He was forced to miss the entire 2001 and 2002 MLB seasons.

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