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  1. Chris Tillman named Opening Day starter by Orioles

    Mar 31, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Tillman also started on Opening Day for the Orioles last season.

  2. Video: Yordano Ventura throws seven no-hit innings in Cactus League start

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Yordano Ventura was recently named as the Royals’ Opening Day starter and he had a heck of a tuneup in his latest Cactus League outing last night.

  3. Alex Rios will deal with a thumb issue throughout the season

    Mar 27, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Alex Rios says he’ll have to manage his thumb injury throughout the duration of the 2015 season.

  4. Revisiting the play-at-the-plate that wasn’t in Game 7 of the World Series

    Mar 26, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT

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    Alex Gordon still would’ve been out, by the way.

  5. White Sox tab Jeff Samardzija for Opening Day start

    Mar 25, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Chris Sale would have been Chicago’s Opening Day starter, but he’s expected to miss the first week of the season due to an avulsion fracture in his right foot.

  6. Yordano Ventura named Royals’ Opening Day starter

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Yost said the way Ventura pitched in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series gave the entire team confidence that he is ready to be the leader of a pitching staff that lost James Shields this winter to free agency.

  7. Royals send Brandon Finnegan to the minors

    Mar 23, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Finnegan reached the majors last season just three months after the Royals drafted him 17th overall out of TCU.

  8. Alex Gordon scheduled to make Cactus League debut Saturday

    Mar 19, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has been busy rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist this month, but he’s finally nearing his spring debut.

  9. 2015 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 19, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Why doesn’t anyone believe in the defending American League champions?

  10. 2015 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 19, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Do the Marlins have what it takes to contend for the NL Wild Card in 2015?

  11. Luke Hochevar expected to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 16, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar is in the final stages of his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

  12. Alex Gordon feels good after taking live BP for first time since wrist surgery

    Mar 16, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT

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    Gordon had right wrist surgery in January, but he’s progressing on schedule.

  13. Kris Bryant scratched, still hits fifth and sixth spring homers

    Mar 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Kris Bryant has been as advertised as we near the midpoint of spring training.

  14. Tim Collins out for the season after Tommy John surgery

    Mar 12, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT

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    He’ll be paid $1.45 million this season in his second year of arbitration eligibility.

  15. Royals sign right-hander Chris Young to a one-year contract

    Mar 7, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

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    The Royals added some rotation depth Saturday by signing right-hander Chris Young to a one-year contract.

  16. Casey Kotchman is making a comeback with the Royals

    Mar 6, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Kotchman was the Angels’ first-round pick in 2001 and played 10 seasons in the majors for seven different teams, most recently with the Marlins in 2013.

  17. Tim Collins has ligament damage in his elbow

    Mar 6, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The pitchers are starting to drop. Here’s hoping we don’t get a rash of these like we did last year.

  18. Tim Collins leaves spring debut with tight left elbow

    Mar 4, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Royals reliever Tim Collins missed time last season with a flexor strain in his left elbow and again had an issue with the joint Wednesday in his 2015 Cactus League debut …

  19. Rays name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Now that David Price is out of the picture the Rays need a new Opening Day starter.

  20. Alex Gordon able to take 15 dry swings Tuesday

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is making steady progress in his recovery from January wrist surgery.

  21. Alex Gordon unsure about his 2016 player option

    Feb 21, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Alex Gordon has a tough decision ahead of him — he has a player option for the 2016 season. If he doesn’t choose to use it, he would become a free agent after this season.

  22. James Shields rejected a bigger offer from the Giants before signing with the Padres

    Feb 21, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

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    The Giants offered $5 million more to James Shields than he ultimately wound up signing for with the Padres.

  23. Royals plan to develop Brandon Finnegan as a starter

    Feb 20, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Finnegan had a rapid rise to the majors.

  24. Royals ink Eric Hosmer to two-year, $13.9 million deal

    Feb 18, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

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    The deal will pay Hosmer a $5.65 million salary in 2015 and $8.25 million in 2016, covering his second and third years of arbitration eligibility.

  25. Alex Gordon hopes to be cleared for throwing and batting practice early next week

    Feb 17, 2015, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon needed an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January, but he is aiming to be fully recovered by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. And his recovery has gone according to plan thus far.

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