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Pivotal camp at hand for Royals’ Coleman

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Clearly on the bubble to make the Royals' bullpen, Louis Coleman is out of options, meaning if he doesn't make the team, he cannot be sent to Triple-A, thus making him a candidate to be designated for assignment.

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Duffy wears new look, raises expectations

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The new-look Danny Duffy, sporting a heavy beard and a curly hairdo, arrived for the first official workout for Royals pitchers and catchers on Friday.

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Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

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Eric Hosmer admitted he was fretting somewhat about possibly having to sit through an arbitration hearing, but those nerves were quickly settled with the Royals' offer of a two-year deal.

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Finnegan’s role up for debate at start of camp

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Brandon Finnegan surprised many observers last season when, just months after being drafted in the first round out of TCU, he was called up in September and pressed into fairly high-leverage situations with the Royals. Entering camp, a question remains...

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Cain, Royals support pace of game initiatives

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Of all the Royals players most likely affected by MLB's new pace of game initiatives, it would be center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who says he will make the necessary adjustments.

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Royals sign Morales to Minors deal

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The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday, signing Franklin Morales to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.

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Royals GM Moore proud to see spring status quo

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore arrived at the team's Spring Training complex on Thursday and vowed his troops would approach 2015 no differently than last year at this time.

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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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