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Duffy to start opener as Royals set rotation

The Royals set their rotation for the 2017 season, with Danny Duffy scheduled to start the opener, followed by Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns.


BBTN: USA Takes WBC, Moore, Napoli, More

Conversations with Royals GM Dayton Moore and Rangers DH Mike Napoli follow Buster Olney's chat with Keith Law about Marcus Stroman's dominant WBC, Theo Epstein being named "Fortune's" top world leader and much more.

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BBTN: Moore On Life After Ventura, Hosmer's Status

Buster Olney talks to Royals GM Dayton Moore about how the team is moving forward after the loss of Yordano Ventura, Eric Hosmer's contract, Salvador Perez's health and more.

Hosmer rooting for South Carolina in NCAA tourney (0:48)

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Starting lineup for Team USA tonight against the Dominican Republic. The winner goes to the WBC final round in Los Angeles while the losers go back to spring training.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Puerto Rico lineup vs. USA tonight, with Seth Lugo the starting pitcher:


Royals option trio of top prospects to minors

The Royals have optioned three of their top prospects, infielder Hunter Dozier and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio and Bubba Starling, to Triple-A Omaha as they begin paring their roster

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Coming off subpar performances for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer have stepped up their play this year. The duo led the U.S. to a comeback win over Venezuela on Wednesday.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

And Eric Hosmer gives the U.S. a 4-2 lead with a two-run shot in bottom of eighth.

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Second MRI shows no damage in Perez's knee

A second MRI on Salvador Perez's injured knee revealed no structural damage, prompting the Royals' star catcher to say that he'll be ready for Opening Day.

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Royals' second-base job up for grabs this spring

The Royals have a range of options at the position, including Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield, and Cheslor Cuthbert. But Raul Mondesi Jr. remains the most intriguing name of the group.

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Make-or-break season ahead for Eric Hosmer

Hosmer is obviously an established major leaguer, but he still has more to prove if he wishes to score a $100 million contract as a free agent.

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Rays SP Chris Archer has not allowed a hit in his four innings of work in the World Baseball Classic. Archer, Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman and Royals SP Danny Duffy have combined for 14 Ks, 0 walks and 0 runs in 12 2/3 innings for the United States.

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Royals' Perez vows to be fine for Opening Day

Royals catcher Salvador Perez says he'll be "ready for Opening Day" after suffering a knee injury Saturday while playing for his native Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Source in the Venezuela team tells me that Salvador Pérez will probably NOT continue playing in the WBC. Team is still waiting for MRI results for a full diagnosis.

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Royals' Perez out of WBC with knee contusion

Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez will miss the rest of the World Baseball Classic after suffering a knee contusion in Saturday's 11-10 Venezuela win. An MRI revealed no structural damage.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Salvador Pérez update: Apparently the Venezuelan All-Star catcher has reached out to KC Royals to tell them that it's not a severe injury. We are still waiting on the X-Ray results.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Butera Family can finally root for the same team!

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2617th
On Base Percentage.31226th
Slugging Percentage.40024th
Earned Run Average4.2117th
Quality Starts68Tied-21st

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