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Gordon feeling good after first live BP session

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon on Monday faced live batting practice for the first time this spring. Gordon, recovering from right wrist surgery in December, took four rounds of live BP against Minor League pitchers.

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Esky eyes Royals’ record for consecutive games

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OK, so Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is not exactly threatening Cal Ripken Jr.'s ironman streak just yet. But Escobar does have a shot this season at the club record for consecutive games played, which is held by Johnny Damon (305).

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Finnegan slated to get extra spring innings

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Starting next week, the Royals will begin an effort to stretch Brandon Finnegan out in games, just in case he opens the season at Triple-A Omaha as a starter rather than as a bullpen member on the Royals' 25-man roster.

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Yost pegging Esky for leadoff, Cain in three-hole

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Royals manager Ned Yost isn't close to making a decision on his actual batting order for Opening Day on April 6. But Yost did reveal a few of his present inclinations, with Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain likely to hit leadoff and third when the seaso...

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Vargas endures rough inning in loss to Angels

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas, who could be either the team's No. 2 or No. 4 starter, had a rough day in a 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Angels on Saturday afternoon in a Cactus League game at Surprise Stadium. Vargas gave up five runs in the second inn...

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Frasor unheralded piece of Royals’ potent bullpen

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Royals right-hander Jason Frasor is a guy who doesn't waste time. In each of the past two seasons, Frasor has signed his free-agent contract almost immediately after his team's season ended. He re-signed with the Rangers on Oct. 12, 2013, and re-signed...

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Royals taking extra precaution with Hochevar

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Right-hander Luke Hochevar, who made his first Cactus League appearance Thursday, will not throw again until Monday, manager Ned Yost said. The Royals are being extra cautious with Hochevar, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery last March.

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Perez goes deep, Volquez shaky in win over A’s

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez belted a line-drive three-run homer to left field and Eric Hosmer added a run-scoring single on Friday afternoon in an 8-4 win over a split-squad A's team in Cactus League action at Surprise Stadium.

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Royals continuing to stretch out Finnegan

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The Royals are continuing on the same plan they mapped out for Brandon Finnegan before camp even started, and he may be stretched out to three innings of relief work if the Royals want to option him to Triple-A Omaha as a starter instead of carrying hi...

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