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Madson, Royals pleased with throwing session

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Right-hander Ryan Madson hadn't faced a hitter since 2011, the year he recorded 32 saves with a 2.37 ERA with the Phillies. So, yes, Madson was both nervous and excited on Sunday as he threw a bullpen session to Royals Minor League hitters -- all under...

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Volquez aiming to help bolster Royals’ rotation

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Right-hander Edinson Volquez was signed by the Royals essentially to replace James Shields. But Volquez doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on himself, saying he likes to keep it simple.

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Royals looking to design postgame celebrations

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One of the legacies of James Shields that the Royals may or may not continue is his famous postgame celebrations. And they did celebrate. But who will carry on the tradition?

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With premium on ‘pen, KC corps could be even better

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While it's impossible to imagine the three-headed monster of Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera becoming any more effective (regression, in fact, could be on the immediate horizon, if we know anything about relievers), there's an argument to b...

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Pivotal camp at hand for Royals’ Coleman

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Clearly on the bubble to make the Royals' bullpen, Louis Coleman is out of options, meaning if he doesn't make the team, he cannot be sent to Triple-A, thus making him a candidate to be designated for assignment.

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Duffy wears new look, raises expectations

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The new-look Danny Duffy, sporting a heavy beard and a curly hairdo, arrived for the first official workout for Royals pitchers and catchers on Friday.

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Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

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Eric Hosmer admitted he was fretting somewhat about possibly having to sit through an arbitration hearing, but those nerves were quickly settled with the Royals' offer of a two-year deal.

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Finnegan’s role up for debate at start of camp

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Brandon Finnegan surprised many observers last season when, just months after being drafted in the first round out of TCU, he was called up in September and pressed into fairly high-leverage situations with the Royals. Entering camp, a question remains...

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Cain, Royals support pace of game initiatives

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Of all the Royals players most likely affected by MLB's new pace of game initiatives, it would be center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who says he will make the necessary adjustments.

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Royals sign Morales to Minors deal

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The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday, signing Franklin Morales to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.

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Royals GM Moore proud to see spring status quo

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore arrived at the team's Spring Training complex on Thursday and vowed his troops would approach 2015 no differently than last year at this time.

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