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Royals’ pitching rotation is set: Danny Duffy will make first opening day start

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost on Saturday announced that Danny Duffy will be his opening day starter. Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas and Nathan Karns will follow in the Royals starting pitching rotation.

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Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Watch episode five of our six-part series

The Royals thrilled Kansas City with a two-season run that culminated with the 2015 World Series championship. But last year’s 81-81 season, plagued by injuries, left fans wanting more. The 2017 season is likely the last that stars Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain will play together in KC. Can they reign again? The Kansas City Star’s six-part video series, by David Eulitt with narration by Sam Mellinger, will explore this topic on six Wednesdays starting February 22.

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Royals' left-hander Danny Duffy will start on opening day

Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was announced Saturday as the team's opening day starter against the Minnesota Twins on April 3.
John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
Royals' left-hander Danny Duffy will start on opening day 1:34

Royals' left-hander Danny Duffy will start on opening day

Royals prospect Josh Staumont learning to be a major league pitcher 2:39

Royals prospect Josh Staumont learning to be a major league pitcher

USA teammates Eric Hosmer and Danny Duffy on winning WBC 3:51

USA teammates Eric Hosmer and Danny Duffy on winning WBC

John Sleezer shares some of his favorite photos from Royals spring training 4:42

John Sleezer shares some of his favorite photos from Royals spring training