The Kansas City Royals have had an eventful spring. For the first time in recent memory, the team is feeling the stress of a team that is expected to win.
The addition of James Shields gave them a legitimate ace pitcher at the front of their rotation. The rebuilt rotation looks stronger but leaves the question open: Who’s number two?
Mining Latin America for young talent just wasn’t a part of the plan. While the percentage of Latin players on major league rosters climbed to 27% last year, the Royals lagged behind.
Thirteen active players on each of the two rosters share a jersey number.
Coco Crisp has run into some recent issues during Spring Training.