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Patience, protection at heart of Royals’ 8-man ‘pen idea

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The Royals began internal discussions about carrying eight pitchers in the bullpen this season as far back as December, shortly after they picked up right-hander Jandel Gustave, a hard-throwing right-hander acquired in the Rule 5 Draft.

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Hochevar recovery on schedule

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Luke Hochevar is right on schedule coming off Tommy John surgery, throwing 35 pitches off the mound on Sunday and throwing roughly the same amount on Wednesday with no setbacks.

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Royals have 3 big questions as spring begins

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Snow covers the fields of Kansas City, but it is all sunny and green here at the Royals' Spring Training complex. And that means baseball is just around the corner. Pitchers and catchers reported to camp on Thursday.

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Hosmer, Royals prep for arbitration hearing Thursday

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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, the last arbitration-eligible player still unsigned for the team, left camp on Wednesday and headed to Florida for a scheduled arbitration hearing Thursday in Tampa.

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Royals want to line up talents in spring camp

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As our Royals Spring Training preview series continues, we get to the really fun stuff. Yep, we're talking batting lineups and projected rotations and bullpens. Of course, there isn't a whole lot of debate about which players will be utilized in those ...

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Holland avoids arbitration with 1-year, $8.25M deal

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The Royals and closer Greg Holland agreed to a one-year deal Friday, thus avoiding arbitration, the club confirmed. The deal is worth $8.25 million, a source told MLB.com.

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Holland avoids arbitration with 1-year, $8.25M deal

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The Royals avoided arbitration with closer Greg Holland on Friday by agreeing to a one-year deal, and the contract is worth $8.25 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

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Hudler recalls his marriage proposal out at sea

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Royals TV broadcaster Rex Hudler wasn't going to take any chances when he decided to propose marriage back in 1987. Hudler didn't buy just one ring for the occasion -- he bought two.

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