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Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Watch episode one 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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Ned Yost on Royals’ young pitchers: ‘These guys are pretty good, man’

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has been impressed with the collection of young pitchers in camp. There’s Josh Staumont, a flame-throwing 23-year-old, and Kyle Zimmer, a former first-round pick whose career has been beset by injuries. But in the hours after watching Tuesday’s workout, Yost cited Jake Junis, Yender Caramo and left-hander Eric Stout as pitchers who had caught his eye. “This is no bull…” Yost said. “It’s hard to separate anybody right now because everybody looks so damn good.”

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Royals single-game tickets will go on sale Friday

The Kansas City Royals announced that single-game tickets for the 2017 season will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Friday, February 24 through the team’s website. Single-game tickets will also be available for purchase at the stadium box office, by phone at 816-504-4040 and at Kansas City-area Price Chopper stores starting at 9 a.m. Monday, February 27.

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Prepare to see familiar Royals faces in new places

Fixtures on recent successful Royals teams like relief pitchers Wade Davis and Greg Holland and outfielder Jarrod Dyson have moved on. It’s the natural order of baseball, but early on Royals fans might find it difficult to see their old heroes in new uniforms.

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Deep Background: Tracking the Yordano Ventura story

Kansas City Star reporter Maria Torres talks about work she did with columnist Vahe Gregorian and photographer/videographer Jill Toyoshiba to piece together the events that preceded Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura driving through a guardrail to his death in his native Dominican Republic.

Videos

Royals prospect Malcom Culver has a fan in Mike Sweeney

Kansas City Royals pitching prospect Malcom Culver has been in the organization since 2008 and dreams of pitching in front of the fountains at Kauffman Stadium. He won the Mike Sweeney Award, given to the minor-leaguer for his efforts on and off the field, and he has a big fan in Sweeney, the former Royals star.
John Sleezer and Blair Kerkhoff The Kansas City Star
Royals prospect Malcom Culver has a fan in Mike Sweeney 3:04

Royals prospect Malcom Culver has a fan in Mike Sweeney

Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger & Joel Goldberg 29:51

Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger & Joel Goldberg

Ned Yost expects bounce-back year from Alex Gordon 0:37

Ned Yost expects bounce-back year from Alex Gordon

Whit Merrifield hoping for everyday spot on Royals roster 2:10

Whit Merrifield hoping for everyday spot on Royals roster