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Young’s addition narrows available ‘pen openings

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The addition of right-hander Chris Young and general manager Dayton Moore's declaration that Young would indeed make the team in the bullpen will intensify the competition for what could be just one or two openings in the bullpen.

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Rios stays hot, Ventura shaky in spring debut

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An eight-run outburst in the fifth inning on a windy afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark helped power the Royals to a 11-9 Cactus League win over the rival Indians on Friday. The offensive outpouring overshadowed a shaky spring debut for Kansas City's Yorda...

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Infante to have right elbow checked out

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Royals second baseman Omar Infante will have an MRI on his troublesome right elbow Friday. Infante was scratched from the lineup -- he was going to be the designated hitter in Kansas City's game against Cleveland in Goodyear, Ariz.

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dMRI reveals ligament damage to Collins’ left elbow

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The MRI on Royals southpaw Tim Collins showed damage to his left elbow ligament, and he said he will have a second opinion within a week or so. Manager Ned Yost wouldn't speculate whether surgery would be necessary or when Collins might be able to pitc...

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Rogers: Royals roll on with Escobar in leadoff spot

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If it's not broken, don't fix it. The free-swinging Alcides Escobar doesn't fit the traditional definition of a leadoff man, but the Royals rolled to the World Series after an exasperated Ned Yost put him into the leadoff spot last September. He's stil...

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