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Report: Royals will rebuild, won't pursue marquee free agents
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With the reported news that Eric Hosmer will be joining the San Diego Padres for the foreseeable future, the Kansas City Royals now have an idea of how they plan to move forward. The Royals will stay pat, go into a rebuild, and will not pursue any marquee free agents with Hosmer departing, reports Bob […]

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Yost: Royals have time to figure out first base
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Manager Ned Yost and his staff will need to come up with a solution at first base. The Royals only have one natural first baseman on their 40-man roster — 21-year-old Samir Duenez, who hasn’t played above Double-A.

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Royals enjoyed time playing with Hosmer
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As the news of Eric Hosmer reportedly signing with the Padres settled in Sunday morning, players inside the Royals’ clubhouse reflected fondly on their favorite Hosmer memories.

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Moore: Royals moving on from Hos, Moose
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Royals general manager Dayton Moore said even with the money saved from Eric Hosmer agreeing to a deal with the Padres, the club is unlikely to pursue other costly free agents, and that includes Mike Moustakas.

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Royals will allow closer to emerge this spring
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Unlike seasons past, the Royals come into 2018 without a clear-cut choice for closer.

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Several Royals vying to start in center field
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Royals manager Ned Yost is adamant that no one, not even Paulo Orlando, has the inside track for the center-field job.

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Mondesi may make Royals as starting 2B
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When the Royals re-signed shortstop Alcides Escobar last month, it seemed almost a given that Raul Mondesi would be ticketed for Triple-A Omaha when the season starts simply so he would be assured regular playing time. Not so fast.

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Royals scout escorted from closed MLB free-agent camp
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To counter the unusually quiet MLB offseason — overshadowed by some union complaints of collusion by baseball owners to keep costs down this winter — the Major League Baseball Players Association kicked off a series of organized workouts for unsigned players. The camp site, with workouts being run

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Royals 'energized' to build another title team
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The Royals have proven they can build a championship team and are eager to prove they can do it again.

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Royals retired numbers on display in Surprise
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One of the first things you’ll notice this year as you approach the Royals’ Spring Training facilities are three large gold-painted metallic numbers displayed in a rock garden.

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Report: Morrison eyeing Royals, also in touch with BoSox
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The Kansas City Royals have reportedly made an offer to retain free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, but if things don’t work out, a different free agent appears to be interested in taking the spot. A couple of MLB executives told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick they think Kansas City native Logan Morrison has his eye on the […]

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First for Royals is solving 1B issue for '18
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As the Royals embark on Spring Training next week (pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday), the 2018 club has numerous questions that need to be answered, and the most notable is: Who is the mystery man that will play first base?

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