Royals players tweet about school shooting

Here are tweets from some of the Royals players after the shooting in Newtown, Conn.:

Designated hitter Billy Butler:

“Tempted to go pick up my little one from school and just hug her tight...My prayers are with the kids and parents in #Newtown”

Pitcher Ryan Verdugo:

“No matter how bad you think your life is cherish every second of what you have and be thankful for everyone in it #PrayersForNewtown”

Pitcher Danny Duffy:

“Pray for Newtown. What is the world coming to man”

Pitcher Bruce Chen: Pitcher Everett Teaford:

“Praying for everyone in Newtown Conn. I can't even pretend to imagine what they are going through, nor would I want to!”

Mike Swanson, VP of Communications and Broadcasting:

“Went home early and saw news about Newton, CT. What a tragically sad day in our country. Prayers to all and please hug your children.”

| Pete Grathoff, pgrathoff@kcstar.com