Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 3/29/13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. All over their lineup, the Royals have impact players and difference-makers. Alex Gordon is a Gold Glove outfielder. Billy Butler is an All-Star designated hitter. Catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar are rising stars defensively and offensively. Talented center fielder Lorenzo Cain is poised to have a breakout year. Third baseman Mike Moustakas and first baseman Eric Hosmer can deliver pop from the infielder corners. Even right fielder Jeff Francoeur, coming off a dreadful offensive season, has a big arm and is capable of a 20-homer season. But the soft spot in the lineup is easy to detect second base. And it may be awhile before that changes. As of now, the weak-hitting Chris Getz holds the position. But he is a bizarre offensive fit in a bombers league -- he hasn't homered in 918 major-league at-bats, the longest active homerless streak in the major leagues. Royals fans have been hoping for two years that prospect Johnny Giavotella could ...
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