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Gore hopes to be running with Royals again in postseason

If there's one guy you'd think can't wait for September and October to come around, it's Royals outfielder Terrance Gore. Gore was the Royals' secret weapon last season after September callups and in the postseason.

Flynn surprised to be issued Shields' old number

Left-hander Brian Flynn didn't ask for uniform No. 33. "I was surprised when they gave it to me," Flynn said, adding that he knew right away that it was James Shields' old number.

Yost trusts players to take care of themselves off the field

News that White Sox left-hander Chris Sale -- likely the Opening Day starter against the Royals on April 6 if healthy -- suffered an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot naturally was of interest to Royals manager Ned Yost.

Caribbean Series prepares Pena for upcoming season

From the World Series in October to the Caribbean Series earlier in February, it's been a memorable few months for Royals backup catcher Francisco Pena.

Colon in good shape, hoping for long season in Majors

A shortstop in college, Christian Colon might be best suited for second base, but he could see playing time at shortstop and third base for the Royals when the regular season begins.

Gordon on track to be ready by Opening Day

Alex Gordon's rehab is going as scheduled, and he remains on track to be ready for Opening Day.

Young Mondesi shows promise at camp

Everybody in camp knows who 19-year-old Raul Adalberto Mondesi is. The young shortstop has been working out at the Royals' Arizona facility on and off since he signed with the club for $2 million as an international free agent in 2011.

Battle Royal: Relievers vying for roster spots

There really is only one basic roster battle going on in Royals camp, and that's in the bullpen. There are two, possibly three, spots up for grabs behind Greg Holland, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Luke Hochevar, and Jason Frasor, depending on if the club carries seven or eight relievers.

Infante finally feeling healthy in Royals camp

After two days of throwing and hitting, Royals second baseman Omar Infante says his right shoulder and elbow feel fine. Infante struggled with injuries most of last season, from a sore back to a sore elbow to a sore shoulder that likely affected his defense.

Royals staying hungry for World Series title

How devoted are the Royals to getting back to the World Series? They won't even eat cheeseburgers. Manager Ned Yost brought up the example in response to yet another question about whether this year's club will enter the season simply satisfied it got to last year's World Series.

Finnegan among 10 Royals signed to 2015 deals

Left-hander Brandon Finnegan is among 10 players the Royals agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with on Wednesday.

Cuthbert adjusting to playing second base

Cheslor Cuthbert, a Nicaraguan who was signed in 2009 as a 16-year-old, continues to climb his way through the Royals' system as a converted second baseman.

Medlen confident in Royals' rehab plan

Kris Medlen does not know -- and he doesn't want to know -- when he will actually have his first bullpen session since his Tommy John surgery last year, but the Royals have his whole rehab schedule mapped out.

Election to Royals Hall special for Sweeney and his dad

Mike Sweeney, who was a five-time All-Star during his 13 seasons with K.C., has been elected as the 26th member of the Royals Hall of Fame.

Moose vows to bunt more to beat defensive shift

This spring, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas vows he'll devote much of his time to designing a plan to beat the defensive shift, and that includes bunting on occasion.

Morales gets jump on spring in Royals camp

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales, whom the Royals signed in the offseason to replace Billy Butler, arrived in camp on Tuesday, eager to get his timing down.

Durable Escobar plans on playing every game

Shortstop Alcides Escobar arrived in camp on Tuesday, ready to do what he always does -- play nonstop until the season is over.

Gordon swings for first time since surgery without issue

After playing long toss on Monday -- Alex Gordon's first attempt at throwing since his wrist surgery in December -- the Royals' outfielder says he awoke Tuesday morning with no discomfort whatsoever.

Guthrie wants more taste of big games

Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie prides himself on preparation which keys late-season performances.

Starling sharpening offensive, mental parts of game

Royals' prospect Bubba Starling seeks to improve his game by learning from his struggles in the Minors.

Jirschele: Holding Gordon was 'no-brainer'

Royals' coach Mike Jirschele was still defending his decision to hold the tying run of Game 7 at third base.

Madson, Royals pleased with throwing session

Right-hander Ryan Madson hadn't faced a hitter since 2011, the year he recorded 32 saves with a 2.37 ERA with the Phillies. So, yes, Madson was both nervous and excited on Sunday as he threw a bullpen session to Royals Minor League hitters -- all under the watchful eye of manager Ned Yost.

Volquez aiming to help bolster Royals' rotation

Right-hander Edinson Volquez was signed by the Royals essentially to replace James Shields. But Volquez doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on himself, saying he likes to keep it simple.

Royals looking to design postgame celebrations

One of the legacies of James Shields that the Royals may or may not continue is his famous postgame celebrations. And they did celebrate. But who will carry on the tradition?

With premium on 'pen, KC corps could be even better

While it's impossible to imagine the three-headed monster of Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera becoming any more effective (regression, in fact, could be on the immediate horizon, if we know anything about relievers), there's an argument to be made that the Kansas City 'pen, as a whole, is better than ever on the verge of 2015.

Rule 5 pick Gustave lights up radar gun, delivers intrigue

Young right-hander Jandel Gustave, selected by Kansas City in the Rule 5 Draft, could turn out to be one of the more interesting stories in Royals camp.

Pivotal camp at hand for Royals' Coleman

Clearly on the bubble to make the Royals' bullpen, Louis Coleman is out of options, meaning if he doesn't make the team, he cannot be sent to Triple-A, thus making him a candidate to be designated for assignment.

Collins trying to build on last season's positive finish

There were a lot of reasons to just forget about 2014 for Tim Collins, but the Royals left-hander is ready to build on his strong finish.

Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

Eric Hosmer admitted he was fretting somewhat about possibly having to sit through an arbitration hearing, but those nerves were quickly settled with the Royals' offer of a two-year deal.

Finnegan's role up for debate at start of camp

Brandon Finnegan surprised many observers last season when, just months after being drafted in the first round out of TCU, he was called up in September and pressed into fairly high-leverage situations with the Royals. Entering camp, a question remains as to how he best serves the club.