February 13, 2014

Countdown to Royals’ opener starts in earnest as pitchers and catchers report Friday

Forty-six days before this season begins, before the Royals convene in Detroit on the final day of March, much work still remains. Pitchers must build arm strength. Hitters must shake off the rust. But for manager Ned Yost, many major questions have already been answered, on the eve of pitchers and catchers reporting to camp, a milestone on the calendar that occurs Friday. “My job is to get this team ready,” Yost said.

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