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
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3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 6
at CLE
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3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
CIN
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4:10 pm EDT
Sun Mar 8
at LAA
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4:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 9
at MIL
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4:05 pm EDT
Tue Mar 10
CHW
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4:05 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
at CIN
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4:05 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
SD
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4:05 pm EDT
Thu Mar 12
at CLE
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4:05 pm EDT
Fri Mar 13
OAK
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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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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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Royals' Pena thinks extra offseason reps will help him earn a spot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals backup catcher Francisco Pena told reporters that his reps for the Dominican Republican in the Caribbean Series earlier in February could help him win a spot on the roster this spring, per MLB.com.

"I feel like the more games you play, the more chances you have to get better," Pena said. "I love baseball. It's what I know. I was inspired by watching the World Series, and I saw how much hard work and sacrifice it takes to get there. That's also something my father taught me, to work hard and be prepared."

Pena was a September callup last season, but only made one appearance in the majors in 2014. Although it's early in camp, Pena has an outside shot to make the club. The Royals have Erik Kratz currently listed as the backup to starter Salvador Perez.

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Royals' Yost: We're going to give Raul Mondesi a 'good look' in camp
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters he's going to give shortstop prospect Raul Mondesi a "good look" during spring training, per MLB.com.

"We are just here to give him a good look, let him play and get some experience and let him enjoy big league Spring Training," Yost said. "Everything jumps out. He's that kind of guy. He just stands out a little bit. He's going to be a special player."

Mondesi, the son of Raul Mondesi Sr. and the youngest player in camp at 19, is the top prospect in the organization, after signing for $2 million as an international free agent in 2011, according to MLB.com. He hit .211/.256/.354 over 435 at-bats in the Carolina League in 2014. He could be in line for a Double-A promotion in 2015.

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Royals OF Alex Gordon says he feels great after hitting off tee
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who had surgery on his right wrist in December, remains on track to be ready for the start of the season, according to MLB.com.

"We don't have a progression. It's just day by day," Gordon said. "After we swung it today, we talked about how we are going to approach it [Saturday], and I think that's how we are doing it right now. If it was during the season, obviously it would be pushing it forward a lot quicker, but we are just taking it slow and trying to be smart about it."

Gordon has taken the next step in his rehab after hitting off a tee Thursday and Friday.

"I had about 20 or 30 swings, and it felt great," Gordon said. "As long as it doesn't come back with any pain or suffering tonight, I'll probably have a little soft-toss. It's pretty exciting. Honestly, it is. That's not a joke.

"I turned it loose the last 10 swings [Friday], and it almost felt like the more I turned it loose, the better it got. That's a good sign that most of the discomfort, if there is any, comes from lack of swings and being stiff."

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Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) cleared to hit off a tee
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to progress to the next step in his hitting progression and can now hit off a tee, per The Kansas City Star.

“He’s progressing fine,” Yost said.

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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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