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Royals prospect Dozier aiming to bounce back

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After a decent start at Double-A last season, something strange happened to Royals prospect Hunter Dozier. He went through a slump, an actual, nasty two-week stretch in which he went 5-for-42. Dozier calls it the worst hitting slump of his young baseba...

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Gustave could stick on Royals’ 25-man roster

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Right-hander Jandel Gustave, a Rule 5 Draft pick, intrigued the Royals' scouting department enough with his 101-mph fastball that the club considers it a real possibility that it could carry him on the 25-man roster all season.

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Royals’ feeling is they have winning chemistry

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If it's not catcher Salvador Perez needling center fielder Lorenzo Cain on Instagram, it's outfielder Jarrod Dyson poking fun at incoming rookies in camp. It's that type of playful camaraderie that manager Ned Yost appreciates.

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Gordon emerges as standout of impressive ’05 Draft class

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Alex Gordon has become the standout from the 2005 First-Year Player Draft that included: Gordon, No. 2 to the Royals; Ryan Zimmerman, No. 4 to the Nationals; Ryan Braun, No. 5 to the Brewers; and Troy Tulowitzki, No. 7 to the Rockies.

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Blanton brushing off shaky intrasquad outing

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Right-hander Joe Blanton's road back to the Majors got off to a bumpy start in the Royals' first intrasquad game. He gave up four straight hits, including a booming double by Eric Hosmer off the center-field screen. Blanton, though, said he wasn't disc...

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Yost defends keeping Finnegan in bullpen

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There is a perception by some observers that keeping rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan on the 25-man roster and in the Royals' bullpen would be "wasting" him because he was a first-round Draft pick chosen to be an eventual starter.

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Yost offers thoughts on Finnegan in ‘pen

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There is a perception by some observers that keeping rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan on the 25-man roster and in the Royals' bullpen would be "wasting" him because he was a first-round Draft pick chosen to be an eventual starter.

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Gore hopes to be running with Royals again in postseason

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If there's one guy you'd think can't wait for September and October to come around, it's Royals outfielder Terrance Gore. Gore was the Royals' secret weapon last season after September callups and in the postseason.

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Flynn surprised to be issued Shields’ old number

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Left-hander Brian Flynn didn't ask for uniform No. 33. "I was surprised when they gave it to me," Flynn said, adding that he knew right away that it was James Shields' old number.

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Yost trusts players to take care of themselves off the field

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News that White Sox left-hander Chris Sale -- likely the Opening Day starter against the Royals on April 6 if healthy -- suffered an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot naturally was of interest to Royals manager Ned Yost.

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Colon in good shape, hoping for long season in Majors

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A shortstop in college, Christian Colon might be best suited for second base, but he could see playing time at shortstop and third base for the Royals when the regular season begins.

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