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Royals focused on improving number of HRs

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The Royals will focus on a key number for the upcoming season as they look to improve on the total of 95 home runs they swatted in 2014, the lowest in the Major Leagues.

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Eibner’s two homers back Ventura’s fine start

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Yordano Ventura struck out three over four sharp innings in his final tuneup before Opening Day, while Brett Eibner belted two homers for the Royals in a 4-4 tie with the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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Coleman looking to stick on Royals’ roster

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Right-hander Louis Coleman knows he is sitting clearly on the roster bubble, but he's had a respectable spring, posting a 3.55 ERA in nine games entering Wednesday's Cactus League action.

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Royals mulling eight-man ‘pen or position player

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Royals manager Ned Yost also conceded that his club won't have its final 25-man roster set until Sunday, mainly because they're waiting to see what moves other teams are going to make over the next few days.

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Guthrie limits Padres to one run in final spring outing

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Jeremy Guthrie certainly didn't look like a No. 5 starter Tuesday, holding the Padres to one run over six innings as the Royals defeated the Padres, 4-1, at the Peoria Sports Complex.

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Hochevar will begin season rehabbing in Triple-A

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Luke Hochevar, just over a year removed from his surgery, has had an effective spring, posting a 2.25 ERA in four Cactus League games. But Hochevar is not yet able to go on back-to-back days.

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For Gordon, no time like the present

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Just how the 2015 Royals will fare will depends greatly on their quiet leader, two-time All-Star and four-time American League Gold Glove Award winner Alex Gordon. Just how Gordon, perhaps the best left fielder in the game, fares will also greatly affe...

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Gordon’s timing right in belting first spring HR

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Royals manager Ned Yost said he is not concerned with left fielder Alex Gordon's slow start this spring in Cactus League games. Gordon was hitting just .125 with no extra-base hits entering Monday's action.

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Moose’s slam powers Royals’ seven-run frame

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Mike Moustakas' grand slam capped a seven-run first inning, while Alex Gordon also went deep for the first time this spring for the Royals in an 11-7 win over the Rangers on Monday.

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Royals fans get chance to pick 6th-inning song

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The Royals have picked 16 songs that got the highest vote totals last year and those songs will square off in a bracket-style competition beginning Opening Day on April 6.

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Versatile Merrifield caught in numbers game

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Outfielder Whit Merrifield isn't a likely candidate to make the 25-man roster, though he is still in camp. If the Royals had opted for an eight-man bullpen, perhaps Merrifield's versatility could have earned him a spot.

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