Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez visits with Kansas City Royals' Fox Sports Kansas City announcer Rex Hudler while Rodriguez prepares for his broadcast booth debut with Fox Sports 1. Rodriguez debut is scheduled for Thursday's game between the Yankees and Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
High winds made removing the infield tarp at Kauffman Stadium a little more difficult than usual before batting practice and the game between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas credits being able to work on different aspects of his game while throwing bullpen sessions during his rehab from Tommy John surgery for his dominant return to the mound this season.
Kansas City Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar says he believes in Esky Magic, but manager Ned Yost says he just wants to win and is glad it's successful for his team. Escobar, a light-hitting shortstop, has returned to the leadoff spot, and the Royals have won six of their last seven games.