Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was drafted by the Royals a year prior to Eric Hosmer joining the organization in 2008 and debuted in the major leagues 12 days after Hosmer in May 2011. Here's what Duffy said about Hosmer’s departure to the San Diego Padres.
KC Royals manager Ned Yost met with media for the first time this spring on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the team training facility in Surprise, Arizona. He talked about the first base position without Eric Hosmer and said Hunter Dozier would be an option.
Former Brewers starter Wily Peralta, who signed with the Royals in December, is hoping to start a successful comeback with the Royals. He threw his first session of the spring on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at camp in Surprise, Ariz.
One school received a special Royals-themed treat yesterday for Valentine's Day. Sluggerrr, the Royals mascot, surprised the students at Family Christian Academy in Independence during a quick visit filled with high-fives, a few cupcakes, and a lotta laughs.
The KC Royals are poised to enter a great transition, bridging the gap from one era to the next, and there is no telling what happens now. But on the eve of another spring, here are five stories that could shape the 2018 season.