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Royals ring in new season with win

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Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios homered to back Yordano Ventura in the Royals' 10-1 Opening Day win over Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

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AL championship ring a symbol of pride for Yost

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Royals manager Ned Yost has collected a number for rings throughout his professional coaching career. He says he'll take pride in wearing the 2014 American League championship ring.

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Ventura grateful to Royals ownership for new deal

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura, the Opening Day starter on Monday, is relieved and grateful, he said, to have signed a five-year contract with $23 million guaranteed.

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Moustakas looks for big season batting from two hole

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Throughout Spring Training, Royals manager Ned Yost contemplated numerous possibilities for who he might hit second in the batting order. There was Alex Rios, and Alex Gordon, and Omar Infante, and others. But it wasn't until a few days ago that Yost h...

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Royals put their Opening Day roster in place

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The Royals set their 25-man roster prior to Sunday's workout at Kauffman Stadium and the only mild surprise was that veteran right-hander Ryan Madson made the squad over left-hander Brian Flynn, who had a solid spring.

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Vargas, Royals on point in final exhibition tilt

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Jason Vargas logged four hitless and scoreless frames, while Christian Colon's triple led to the decisive run for the Royals in a 3-1 win over the Astros in Saturday's exhibition contest.

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Royals, Yordano agree to 5-year contract

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The Royals have agreed to a five-year contract with right-hander Yordano Ventura that includes two club-option years. The deal is expected to have guaranteed money "north of $20 million," according to a source.

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Source: Royals, Yordano close to 5-year deal

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The Royals are closing in on a five-year contract with right-hander Yordano Ventura that also would include two club-option years, a source told MLB.com on Saturday.

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Royals, Ventura reportedly nearing extension

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The Royals and Yordano Ventura are reportedly nearing an agreement on a five-year contract extension. The deal, according to Yahoo Sports, includes a sixth-year club option and would guarantee Ventura more than $20 million.

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Hosmer, Eibner HRs back Volquez’s fine start

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Right-hander Edinson Volquez fanned seven in four sharp innings, while Eric Hosmer belted a two-run homer to help the Royals earn an 11-1 exhibition win over the Astros on Friday.

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Royals cautious with Gordon, Rios in lineup

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The Royals held outfielder Alex Gordon out of the lineup for their exhibition game against the Astros on Friday as the Gold Glove left fielder continues to work his way back from offseason surgery on his right wrist. He's expected to return on Saturday.

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Moore’s tome gives insight into KC’s thrilling run

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When Royals general manager Dayton Moore was first approached about doing a book after the team's magical ride all the way to Game 7 of the World Series last season, he politely declined. But once he realized he could give proceeds from the book to the...

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Opening Day nod another sign of Ventura’s rise

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Yordano Ventura, 23, will take another step toward building comparisons to Pedro Martinez on Monday when he pitches his first Opening Day, an honor Martinez was awarded seven consecutive years with the Red Sox.

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Royals place Coleman on waivers

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Right-hander Louis Coleman, who had been battling for one of the final spots in the Royals' bullpen, has cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.

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Stewart Q&A: KC has pieces to prove ’14 was no fluke

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Royals radio announcer Steve Stewart, now in his eighth season with the club and in his 16th season in the Major Leagues, discussed the Royals' chances of getting back to the postseason in 2015.

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