Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.263651953.51
AL Central2nd5th4th1st
American League 2nd9th13th4th

Schedule

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3:05 pm EST
Wed Mar 4
at TEX
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3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 5
TEX
*
3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 6
at CLE
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
CIN
*
4:10 pm EDT
Sun Mar 8
at LAA
*
4:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 9
at MIL
*
4:05 pm EDT
Tue Mar 10
CHW
*
4:05 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
at CIN
*
4:05 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
SD
*
4:05 pm EDT
Thu Mar 12
at CLE
*
4:05 pm EDT
Fri Mar 13
OAK
*
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Mar 14
LAA

Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit78-6490-72
Kansas City74-6889-73
Cleveland75-6785-77
Chicago62-8073-89
Minnesota61-8170-92
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Royals' Hunter Dozier ready for bounce season in 2015
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Royals prospect Hunter Dozier had a 2014 season to forget. Kansas City's top pick in the 2013 MLB Draft hit .209/.303/.312 in 64 games at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

"I think it would have happened anywhere, whether I was at high-A ball or Double-A," he said to MLB.com. "For some reason, I just started overthinking everything. I started looking for changeups when I shouldn't have. I should have just stayed with my normal routine."

It was the first significant time in his career that Dozier experienced struggles at the plate.

"It's good that I went through it," Dozier said. "Now I know how to snap out of one of those slumps. I know that I shouldn't change anything like my approach -- just stay with it, stay with the routine."

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Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar (elbow) might start season on DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Monday pitcher Luke Hochevar, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, might start the year on the disabled list. However, he probably won't be on there for long, per The Kansas City Star.

“If he’s not ready for opening day, it’s going to be real soon afterwards," Yost said.

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Royals RP Ryan Madson scratched Monday due to back stiffness
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals reliever Ryan Madson was scratched from throwing Monday due to back stiffness, per The Kansas City Star. The team said it was a precautionary move.

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Royals' Terrance Gore: 'I know I've got work to do'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Royals outfielder Terrance Gore served a key role in the team's postseason run in 2014 as a speedy pinch runner, but he's set to begin the season back in the minors to continue working on his hitting, MLB.com reports.

"They know I can do that job," Gore said. "But I have to handle the stick a little better. My bunting can improve. My hitting can improve."

Gore hit just .218/.284/.258 with 36 stolen bases in 252 at-bats with high Class A Wilmington last season. He also added 11 stolen bases while going 5 for 20 with Triple-A Omaha.

"If I could just hit .260 or .270, I'd steal 100 bases," Gore said. "I was hitting like .220 last year and still stole almost 50."

Jarrod Dyson is set to serve as the team's primary reserve outfielder.

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Christian Colon hoping for long season with Royals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Royals infielder Christian Colon skipped playing winter ball in Puerto Rico to get ready for what he hopes will be a long season in the majors, MLB.com reports.

"I just worked out, worked on my body," Colon said Friday. "I just continued to hit and take ground balls. I've lost about 10 pounds and gained some good weight. I'm able to move around better, and that's all I was looking for."

Colon made his major-league debut in 2014 and went 15 for 45 with the Royals. He also hit .311/.366/.433 with eight home runs, 47 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 344 at-bats with Triple-A Omaha.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGNorichika Aoki , RF.285
HRAlex Gordon , LF19
RBIAlex Gordon , LF74
OBPAlex Gordon , LF.351
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.432
RAlex Gordon , LF87
SBJarrod Dyson , CF36
WJames Shields , SP14
ERAYordano Ventura , SP3.20
WHIPJames Shields , SP1.18
KJames Shields , SP180
SVGreg Holland , RP46

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