In his weekly Royals mailbag, Andy McCullough gives insights on Billy Butler’s playing time, James Shields’ future earnings, plus thoughts on Cheslor Cuthbert, Hunter Dozier and Mike Moustakas. Oh, and more music choices.
Billy Butler is in the lineup for the KC Royals for Friday’s game against the Boston Red Sox (7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports KC). Manager Ned Yost said Josh Willingham has a groin strain. Butler has just two hits in his last 25 at-bats.
If the rain doesn’t ruin the evening, Josh Willingham will be the designated hitter again for the Royals on Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers (6:05 p.m. on Fox Sports KC). He will also bat cleanup.