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Spring Training is underway and the Kansas City Royals begin their 2012 campaign. This year, fans are excited about the Royals young, talented players and their boundless potential to be part of a winning team.
But the players can’t do it alone. The Royals coaching staff has to provide guidance on and off the field to make the Royals a winner. Here’s the men who will lead the Royals into the 2012 Major League campaign.
Manager Ned Yost: This will be the second full season Yost manages the Royals, after replacing Trey Hillman during the 2010 season. Yost managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003-2008, leading the Brewers an 83-79 record in 2007, their first winning season since 1992. The following year, the Brewers were 83-67 with 12 games left and on their way to an N.L. Wild Card before a 3-11 September slump and a four game sweep by the Philadelphia Phillies cost Yost his job.
Before managing the Brewers, Yost spent 12 years with the Atlanta Braves Major League staff as a bullpen a...
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Royals have agreed to terms with relievers Louis Coleman and Greg Holland for this season, leaving five unsigned players on the 40-man roster.
Holland will make 497,150 and Coleman will make 491,750. Both of them had fewer than three years of service time, which meant the Royals could set their contracts.
The remaining unsigned players are right-hander...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training.
Pina hurt the knee Wednesday when he twisted to catch a foul tip in batting practice. Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Pina would return to Kansas City, where surgery will be performed.
The 24-year-old from Venezuela was...
For at least a while during Cactus League games, Royals manager Ned Yost will use a six-man rotation for his starting pitchers rather than the usual five.
Yuniesky Betancourt didn't need any help finding his way to the Kansas City clubhouse when he arrived on Friday morning. He's back with the Royals after a year's absence, the result of being traded to the Brewers along with pitcher Zack Greinke.
The Kansas City Royals on Friday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Alcides Escobar and second baseman Johnny Giavotella.
Salvador Perez is a huge tower of a catcher -- standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds -- with giant hands and quick feet. And he tries and conquers most of the vast complexities of catching with a finesse that astonishes veteran baseball people.
Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training.
Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training. Pina hurt the knee Wednesday when he twisted to catch a foul tip in batting practice. Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Pina would return to Kansas City, where surgery will be performed.
Catcher Manny Pina arrived at the Royals' camp Thursday on crutches and he'll be leaving for Kansas City this weekend to undergo knee surgery.
The Kansas City Royals on Wednesday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with relievers Greg Holland and Louis Coleman.
The Royals on Wednesday agreed to terms with relievers Greg Holland and Louis Coleman on contracts for the 2012 season.
Ned Yost can barely contain his excitement.
The reason is quite simple: After a year of growth, when several prized young prospects finally broke into the major leagues, Yost believes Kansas City has the pieces in place to contend for its first playoff berth since winning the 1985 World Series.
''They're going to be a vastly improved team,'' Yost said. '...