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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Alex Gordon insists his swing doesn't feel comfortable yet.
Hard to take him seriously after Wednesday.
The Royals outfielder had three hits, including a fifth-inning grand slam, and James Shields pitched three scoreless innings to help Kansas City beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 and remain the only unbeaten team in spring training.
"I mean, it's still early," said Gordon, who also threw out a runner trying to reach third base. "Just because you get results doesn't mean you're where you want to be. Results are great and get your confidence going, but I still have stuff to work on."
Gordon signed a four-year, 37.5 million deal last season, and proceeded to hit .294 with 14 homers and 72 RBIs while winning his second consecutive Gold Glove in left field. But he said his swing had been a bit balky early this spring, and it's only now beginning to round into shape.
"Little better, but it's still early. We ...
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The Kansas City Royals would like to add an outfielder this
spring, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, and the club will continue to
keep an eye on the trade market.
As spring goes on, Royals will keep an eye on trade market. Would like to add an outfielder.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) March 3, 2013
The Royals are preparing to head into the regular season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. How important is the Royals' 9-0-1 start this spring training?
Well, it's not exactly the buzz around the Royals' offices in Surprise, Ariz.
"Not many people are talking about it," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said by phone Monday. "As a matter of fact, a couple of days ago, someone mentioned we were unbeaten and I thought they...
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the United States team at the World Baseball Classic.
Teixeira strained his forearm while swinging off a tee on Tuesday.
Hosmer will leave the Royals' spring training complex and meet up with the USA before its exhibition game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night in Scottsdale...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar combined to allow one run in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals remained undefeated for spring training with an 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Oakland's Bartolo Colon, gave up five runs and seven hits in two innings. The 39-year-old right-hander has allowed eight runs -- six earned -- on 12 hits in...
Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar combined to allow one run in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals remained undefeated for spring training with an 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Oakland's Bartolo Colon, gave up five runs and seven hits in two innings. The 39-year-old right-hander has allowed eight runs - six earned - on 12 hits in four innings in losing his...
Eric Hosmer has replaced Mark Teixeira as the everyday first baseman for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic.
USA Baseball confirmed the news Wednesday morning. Team USA has one more exhibition game, Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, before opening tournament play Friday against Team Mexico.
Team USA wanted a left-handed batter who does not strike out often, and Hosmer...
Team USA is turning to the red-hot Kansas City Royals to find Mark Teixeira‘s replacement.
Teixeira injured his forearm while hitting off a tee before Tuesday’s exhibition game and was immediately removed from Team USA’s World Baseball Classic roster. Teixeira’s spot will be filled by first baseman Eric Hosmer, who has helped the Royals jump out to a 10-0 start in spring...
You don't want Butler manning 1B for you. Foot on the bag Billy!
I like Big Butlers and I cannot lie. OK that was a lie. I do not like big, fat Billy Butlers. How can a guy hit Home Runs and steal bases when his man breasts are flopping all around? Do not pay for the career year. Butler's HR total is pointing in the same direction as his missle titties; straight down...
By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been called upon to replace injured Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira on the United States team for the World Baseball Classic.
Hosmer received a text message late Tuesday from Tony Clark of the players union, asking if he'd be interested in a spot on the roster. After getting...