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Ventura exits opener in 7th with thumb cramp

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Royals Opening Day starter Yordano Ventura had to leave the season opener against the White Sox in the seventh inning after experiencing cramp in his right thumb.

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Duffy attempts to continue Royals’ positive vibe

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Southpaws Jose Quintana and Danny Duffy will take the mound Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Quintana will try to even the series, while Duffy attempts to get the Royals off to a 2-0 start.

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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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