Kansas City Royals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.2616751474.21
AL Central3rd5th5th3rd
American League 5th13th15th9th

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Standings

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W-L
Kansas City0-00-0
Cleveland0-00-0
Chicago0-00-0
Minnesota0-10-1
Detroit0-10-1
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Royals' Kyle Zimmer: Throws bullpen session pain-free
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zimmer (shoulder) threw his second bullpen session of spring on Tuesday, noting he felt no pain afterwards, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

This is obviously good news for the 25-year-old, who at this point last season was already starting to feel pain and taper off. The Royals are continuing to bring him along slowly, after he failed to pitch more than 65 innings in each of the last three seasons due to injuries. He is set to start his first Cactus League game Sunday.

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Royals' Mike Moustakas: Eager to play in games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moustakas (knee) has been participating in spring training workouts.

Heading into spring training, Moustakas said that he felt as though he was nearing full health after tearing his ACL early in the 2016 campaign. He'd indicated that the club was going to gradually ease him back over the course of their early workouts, but all signs point to the 28-year-old third baseman being ready for action once Opening Day rolls around.

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Royals' Raul Mondesi: In four-way battle for starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mondesi enters camp in a four-way battle for the second base job, The Associated Press reports.

While he is the least proven of the keystone hopefuls in Kansas City, Mondesi is easily the best defender and is most clearly a part of the team's long-term future, as he will likely slide over to shortstop when Alcides Escobar leaves after the 2017 season. If he were to beat out Christian Colon, Cheslor Cuthbert and Whit Merrifield for the starting job, Mondesi would likely post a batting average in the low .200s, but he stole nine bases (on 10 attempts) in 149 plate appearances last year, so he could be a big contributor in that category.

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Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert: In running for spot at second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals are considering starting Cuthbert at second base this coming season, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Cuthbert was a regular at the hot corner in 2016, when he hit .274/.328/.413 with 12 home runs over 128 games. However, with Mike Moustakas poised to return in 2017, the Royals are entertaining the option of moving Cuthbert to second base. Over the course of spring training, Cuthbert will compete with the likes of Whit Merrifield, Christian Colon, and Raul Mondesi for the starting spot at second.

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Royals' Brian Flynn: Placed on 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flynn (ribs) has also been diagnosed with a lumbar vertebal fracture and was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

The Royals revealed earlier this week that Flynn fractured his rib after falling through the roof of his barn, but it appears he may have also wrenched his back in the process. Flynn was initially given an eight-week recovery timetable, but his placement on the 60-day DL means that he'll now be sidelined through at least early June. Even if Flynn is fully recovered from the injury by mid-April, he'd still probably need at least a month to rebuild arm strength and improve his conditioning, so it's probably a prudent move for the Royals to delay a potential return until June while opening up a 40-man roster spot in the process.

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGCheslor Cuthbert , 3B.274
HRKendrys Morales , DH30
RBIEric Hosmer , 1B104
OBPEric Hosmer , 1B.328
SLGKendrys Morales , DH.468
REric Hosmer , 1B80
SBJarrod Dyson , CF30
WDanny Duffy , SP12
ERADanny Duffy , SP3.51
WHIPDanny Duffy , SP1.14
KDanny Duffy , SP188
SVWade Davis , RP27

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