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The Kansas City Royals have very few “up for grabs” spots in Spring Training. Some players are going to have to really impress to crack the opening day roster this year.
Catcher Adam Moore is making an early attempt at impressing.
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Make no mistake, despite his soon to come departure to the World Baseball Classic, Salvador Perez is the Royals catcher and rightfully so. However, the team has kept an open mind to who will travel with the team as his backup this season. July of last year shows a waiver transaction that had the Royals claiming Moore from the Seattle Mariners. He would appear in four games last year and compiling only twelve plate appearances.
This Spring, Moore has appeared in three of the four games that the Royals have played. He has shown consistent defense, which is his “calling card”. A good glove, a strong arm, and a suspect bat.
Two out of three ain’t bad.
Moore forgot that he was supposed to have a suspect bat. Small sa...
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Butler had two hits, drove in three runs and scored twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 16-4 Monday.
But he was most impressed with Moore's at-bat in the fifth. Moore pinch-hit for Butler after Max Ramirez had a pinch-hit grand slam...
The Royals Spring Training Report, a 30-minute special, airs Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. on FOX Sports Kansas City.
The show includes:
A one-on-one interview with new Royals ace James Shields
An interview with GM Dayton Moore on the Royals new acquisitions
Infielder Elliott Johnson micd up for photo day
A feature on the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation
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