Kansas City Royals

Yost knows Royals face tough odds to repeat
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Ned Yost gets it. The odds are against the Royals repeating as World Series champions. It has nothing to do with analytics or player evaluations. It’s just a reality.

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Volquez ready to be heart of Royals' staff
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All spring long, the decision about Opening Day starter for the Royals appeared between Edinson Volquez and Yordano Ventura. Ventura started Opening Day of 2015. Volquez emerged as the Royals’ true ace in 2015, starting Games 1 and 5 of the World Series. Royals manager Ned Yost waited until last weekend to announce his starter, […]

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'Sky is the limit': Hosmer an MVP in making
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OK, so it may be a long shot, this bold prediction that Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer could win the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

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Royals' ring ceremony set for pregame Tuesday
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As the Royals gear up for Opening Night on Sunday against the Mets and the raising of the World Series championship banner, club officials also have had to prepare for a “second” Opening Day on Tuesday.

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Kennedy isn't concerned by tight hamstring
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Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy, who is scheduled to start the second game of the regular season against the Mets, was removed from Wednesday’s Cactus League finale because of tightness in his left hamstring.

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Davis solid in Cactus finale against Rangers
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Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels was sharp in his last start of the spring, allowing one run in five innings in a 5-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.

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Dyson to remain with Royals until rehab stint
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Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson said on Wednesday that he plans to leave Arizona with the club on Saturday and be in Kansas City for the Opening Day ceremony on Sunday and the ring ceremony on Tuesday.

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Royals release Snider from Minors contract
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The Royals on Wednesday released outfielder Travis Snider from his Minor League contract.

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Royals deny report of retaliation plan for Mets
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The talk of Royals camp on Tuesday was all about something that surfaced across the country in Mets camp in Florida.

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Hosmer hosts Pitch, Hit and Run contest
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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will never forget his experience in the Scott’s MLB Pitch, Hit and Run contest.

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As Mondesi progresses, Royals are watching
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How good is Royals middle-infield prospect Raul Mondesi? Major League-ready, at least defensively, according to Royals manager Ned Yost. Mondesi, the Royals’ No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has wowed Yost and the coaching staff for more than two years now.

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Spencer: Royals among best in clutch hitting
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The rise to prominence of the Royals and Blue Jays can be traced in part to a rare ability to produce offense in pressure situations. Yes, we’re talking clutch hitting, and it’s worth noting as we weigh in with bold 2016 forecasts.

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