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The idea seems preposterous these days. A player builds a Hall of Fame career and never leaves his original, small-market team. In other words, a George Brett career. When Brett stepped down as the Royals interim hitting coach last week, he addressed the notion of longevity and loyalty to a franchise with a question. Where was I going to go?
When George Brett incurred some nuisance back problems in the late stages of his career with the Royals, he sought relief from a chiropractor in Overland Park. It turned out to be the man whose job Brett took in 1973. Paul Schaal laughs as he remembers what he said back then: You took my job from me at third base, remember that? Heres what Im going to do to get even.
A few quick notes from Royals camp this morning: Yordano Ventura makes his first Cactus League start. He faces the Giants. Wade Davis will follow Ventura. Shortstop Alcides Escobar will play for the first time this spring.
The Royals have scratched Omar Infante from Friday’s minor-league game because of lingering concerns about the health of his inflamed right shoulder. Infante has been able to complete throwing drills in recent days, but manager Ned Yost is not yet comfortable testing him in a game.