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Royals aim to bounce back in Vargas’ debut

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Max Scherzer -- 5-0 with a 2.86 ERA against the Royals over the past two seasons -- will look to continue that success as the Tigers try to make it two straight over their AL Central rivals and new Kansas City pitcher Jason Vargas on Wednesday. Read More »

Royals starters facing early 100-pitch count

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Don't expect Royals starting pitchers to go much above 100 pitches, if that many, early in the season. Keep in mind that manager Ned Yost is going with 11 pitchers and just six relievers instead of the seven he'd planned on to start the season, so he'l... Read More »

Royals prepping for Tigers’ new speed game

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The word around Detroit is that the 2014 Tigers are switching to speed and athleticism as opposed to the old power and mayhem in their offense. The Tigers stole all of 35 bases last year, last in the American League, while the Royals had a league-high ... Read More »

Yost managing Infante’s time, reserves’ roles

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Although second baseman Omar Infante is starting the season with a Spring Training history of shoulder and elbow ailments in his throwing arm, manager Ned Yost has no immediate plans to give him down time. Read More »

Rising Royals open quest against Verlander

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The Royals once again open the season as a trendy pick to compete in the American League Central as they look to break their 28-year postseason drought. Kansas City's 162-game quest begins with a challenge, however, as James Shields opens the season at... Read More »

Infante set to face former club on Opening Day

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Second baseman Omar Infante rejoined the Royals for Sunday's workout. He is slated for the Opening Day lineup against Detroit and is ready to go, despite some lingering discomfort caused by a bone spur in his right elbow. Read More »

Royals looking to buck recent Opening Day trend

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Gotta be honest, Opening Day has not given Royals fans much to celebrate the last five years. They've all been losses. Read More »

Teaford’s contract sold to Korean team

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Left-handed pitcher Everett Teaford is going to give Korea a try. The Royals announced on Sunday that Teaford's contract has been sold to the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization. He had been in the Major League clubhouse until March 14, when h... Read More »

Infante passes final test as Royals set roster

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Royals second baseman Omar Infante passed his final playing test in a Minor League game on Saturday at Surprise, Ariz., and is almost certain to avoid being on the disabled list when the season begins on Monday afternoon. Read More »

Ventura notches five K’s in Royals’ spring finale

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Yordano Ventura struck out five in three innings of his final spring start, while Jeremy Guthrie fanned four in the Royals' 7-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday in an exhibition contest at Miller Park. Read More »

Aoki impresses with strong spring campaign

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Perhaps Royals manager Ned Yost hasn't seen much of the second part of his new 1-2 duo at the top of the lineup, Omar Infante, but he's been very impressed with leadoff man Nori Aoki. Read More »

College baseball gearing for ‘Classic at The K’

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The Missouri Tigers will take on the Wichita State Shockers from Kansas at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, April 22 at Kauffman Stadium, in a game that will benefit the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas. Read More »

Butler belts first spring homer against Brewers

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Billy Butler belted his first home run of the spring season, while Nori Aoki chipped in with an RBI in a three-run fourth as the Royals earned a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Friday night at Miller Park. Read More »

Infante looking like DL candidate to open ’14

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It's looking more and more like Royals second baseman Omar Infante will start the season on the disabled list. Infante remained at the training camp in Arizona on Friday rather than joining the club for the final two games of Spring Training at Miller ... Read More »

Coleman testing troublesome swollen finger

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Right-hander Louis Coleman will likely start the season on the disabled list because his swollen finger has made it difficult for him to command the ball. It's been a problem since early in camp when the finger was jammed by a batted ball during fieldi... Read More »