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Royals won’t skip No. 5 Guthrie despite early off-day

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Though the Royals will have an off-day during the first week of the regular season, manager Ned Yost said he will not skip right-hander and No. 5 starter Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation.

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Royals rebound with five-run seventh to down D-backs

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A five-run seventh was capped by RBI doubles from Paulo Orlando and Moises Sierra as the Royals completed a comeback win, 10-5, over the D-backs Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

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Rios feels sky-high about 2015 Royals

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In the company of one of the liveliest bands of players in baseball, Alex Rios is reinvigorated. The American League champion Royals are taking the graceful, athletic right fielder back to his youth following a dark, injury-derailed season in Texas.

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Yost: Cain sacrifices power for all-around game

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Last season unquestionably was a breakthrough season for Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who hit .301. But the Royals still don't know what Cain's ceiling is, especially in terms of his power.

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Gore suffers broken jaw in Minor League game

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Terrance Gore, the Royals' speedster outfielder who became a baserunning weapon for the Royals last September and October, suffered a fractured jaw when he was hit by a pitch in a Minor League game Friday, according to manager Ned Yost.

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Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

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Royals ace Yordano Ventura figured out he had a no-hitter going on Friday night somewhere around the fifth inning. The right-hander made it look easy with seven hitless frames in a 5-1 win over the Mariners.

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Ventura paces Royals with 7 hitless frames

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Yordano Ventura logged seven hitless and scoreless frames, while Eric Hosmer belted a two-run homer to lead the Royals in a 5-1 win over the Mariners on Friday night at Surprise Stadium.

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Orlando looking to edge Sierra for roster spot

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One of the seemingly two roster spots left open this spring for the Royals is a battle between Moises Sierra and Paulo Orlando for the fifth outfielder spot. The edge would appear to belong to Orlando, who has options.

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Ventura to scale back pitches in spring finale

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Royals manager Ned Yost said Yordano Ventura, who was slated to throw 90-95 pitches against the Mariners on Friday, will be backed down to about 60-65 pitches on Wednesday against the Dodgers in the final Cactus League game in Arizona.

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Rios not concerned over aggravated right thumb injury

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Royals right fielder Alex Rios' injured right thumb is not a major concern to him. Rios aggravated the thumb injury -- the same injury that set him back last season -- during his final at-bat Wednesday night.

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Guthrie dominates in pitching duel with Mariners

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Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw six strong innings while allowing just two hits and one run Thursday, but Royals veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was even better with 5 2/3 scoreless frames in a 3-0 Cactus League pitchers' duel, won by Kansas Cit...

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Royals send well wishes to recovering superfan

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Jimmy Faseler, the Royals superfan who was shot recently in a home invasion, thanked fans and friends on Twitter for their support as he recovers in a Kansas City area hospital.

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Royals send well wishes to recovering superfan

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Jimmy Faseler, the Royals superfan who was shot recently in a home invasion, thanked fans and friends on Twitter for their support as he recovers in a Kansas City area hospital.

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Guthrie dominates in pitching duel with Mariners

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Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw six strong innings while allowing just two hits and one run Thursday, but Royals veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was even better with 5 2/3 scoreless frames in a 3-0 Cactus League pitchers' duel, won by Kansas Cit...

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Fight for Royals’ bullpen spot going down to wire

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With a week to go before the Royals leave Arizona, the battle rages on for what likely is one remaining bullpen spot. If Franklin Morales makes the team, that would leave just one spot open among Louis Coleman, Brian Flynn, Ryan Madson and Luke Hochevar.

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