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Ned Yost’s spring timetable: Hurry up

Royals hold first full-squad practice of spring training

Royals Daily report for Feb. 23 with The Star's Rustin Dodd and Blair Kerkhoff: The Royals practiced with the full squad for the first time at spring training. Players also were sized for their 2015 World Series rings.
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Royals Daily report for Feb. 23 with The Star's Rustin Dodd and Blair Kerkhoff: The Royals practiced with the full squad for the first time at spring training. Players also were sized for their 2015 World Series rings.

Royals manager Ned Yost’s timetable for spring training hasn’t varied much over the years. He looks forward to seeing everybody — the full squad reported for the first time on Tuesday — but would prefer to fast forward through the entire spring training.

“You can hardly wait to get to spring training, right?” Yost said. “Then have pitchers and catchers start. That excitement lasts for about a day. Then you’re really excited when the full squad gets here, and that lasts about two days.

“Then you really look forward to the games, and once the games start here, that lasts about three days. Then you want to start the season.”

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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