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Ventura bounces back with scoreless start against Padres

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Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs with two hits in the split-squad Royals' 4-3 Cactus League win Wednesday against the Padres at Surprise Stadium. Right-hander Yordano Ventura, Kansas City's likely Opening Day starter, was much sharp...

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Split-squad Royals get solid pitching, rally past Reds

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A two-run double by Jorge Bonifacio helped give a split-squad Royals team a 5-2 victory over the Reds on Wednesday at Goodyear Ballpark. Royals starter Joe Blanton, a non-roster invite, allowed one earned run and four hits over three innings.

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Moustakas attacking shift, working on hitting to all fields

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The last thing the Royals expected in Spring Training was for opponents to employ the shift that paralyzed Mike Moustakas most of last season. After all, employing the shift now would seem to give the left-handed-hitting Moustakas plenty of practice in...

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Royals not planning on strict off-day schedule for Perez

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Lining Erik Kratz up with a specific pitcher would guarantee starting catcher Sal Perez some built-in days off. A lack of rest was a major factor in Perez wearing down toward the end of the 2014 season. Now, however, Yost said he is scrapping the notio...

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Gordon a week or so away from Minor League games

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon will continue to take batting practice on the field for the next week or so and then start playing in Minor League games sometime toward the end of next week, Royals manager Ned Yost said on Wednesday.

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Finnegan makes Cactus League debut

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Royals rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan, in a fight for one of the final roster spots out of the bullpen, finally got some Cactus League action on Tuesday.

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Finnegan makes Cactus League debut

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Royals rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan, in a fight for one of the final roster spots out of the bullpen, finally got some Cactus League action on Tuesday.

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Guthrie’s rough first leads to Royals’ first loss

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Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for three runs in the first inning before working a scoreless second inning in his spring debut as the Royals dropped a 6-2 decision to the White Sox on Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz. Jarrod Dyson homered.

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Gordon, Infante rattle the cage in BP session

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Two veterans the Royals are counting on -- left-fielder Alex Gordon and second baseman Omar Infante -- took rounds in the batting cage Tuesday with no apparent setbacks from their respective injuries.

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Vargas targets outs in quality Cactus debut

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It was an eventful, and a bit unconventional, day of work for Jason Vargas in his Cactus League debut on Monday, but the left-hander was efficient against the Brewers and he came out of the start feeling like he executed his pitches.

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Hochevar, Young working toward bullpen spots

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Two potentially integral parts of the Royals' bullpen this season -- one new and one well-established -- are working their way back toward game action. Luke Hochevar threw a live bullpen session on Monday, while Chris Young is set for one this week.

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Royals’ youth keys three-run 6th to top Brewers

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Mike Moustakas plated two with a double, while Brett Eibner, Whit Merrifield and Raul Mondesi Jr., all had RBIs in a key three-run sixth as the Royals stayed unbeaten in Cactus League action with a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

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Royals employ infield shuffle without Infante

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With veteran utility infielder Omar Infante sidelined by an elbow issue, the Royals are exploring options this spring for another player -- or players -- who could step into that role.

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