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Alex Gordon says it's time for Royals to start a new era

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Cody Asche feels he brings flexibility to the Royals

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Eric Hosmer on wearing Yordano Ventura's number in San Diego: 'It means a lot'

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Eric Hosmer on Kansas City: 'Some of the best times I've had in my life'

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Eric Hosmer introduced by San Diego Padres: 'I'm just happy to be a part of it'

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First Look: Eric Hosmer in a San Diego Padres uniform

Paulo Orlando spent the offseason preparing to compete for the Royals' opening in center field 1:35

Paulo Orlando spent the offseason preparing to compete for the Royals' opening in center field

Royals prospect Nicky Lopez wants to have fun playing baseball 2:33

Royals prospect Nicky Lopez wants to have fun playing baseball

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Sweets and pizza are off the plate for Royals' Jorge Soler

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How the Royals are using sports science to gain an advantage

In an effort to optimize training and increase productivity, the Royals pushed the start of workouts back an hour, from 10 to 11 a.m. They are hopeful the change will allow their players to sleep later and more comfortably. They are just the latest club to bet on the power of sleep and the science that suggests its import.

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Meet the prospects: Q&A with Royals shortstop Nicky Lopez

The Royals believe Nicky Lopez has the defensive instincts and ability to remain at shortstop. He could also slide over to second base or offer value in a utility role. This spring training, The Star is offering a glimpse of the Kansas City farm system. Here’s a recent Q&A with Lopez.

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Royals lose Eric Hosmer to the Padres. Here’s why and how the contract offers differed

At first glance, the San Diego Padres’ contract offer to free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer appears roughly similar to the overall dollar number dangled by the Kansas City Royals. But the Padres front-loaded their deal, guaranteeing Hosmer $105 million in the first five years, while the Royals likely included smaller yearly salaries in 2018 and 2019 to Hosmer before a new local television contract kicks in.

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Eric Hosmer introduced by San Diego Padres: 'I'm just happy to be a part of it'

First Look: Eric Hosmer in a San Diego Padres uniform 0:45

First Look: Eric Hosmer in a San Diego Padres uniform

Paulo Orlando spent the offseason preparing to compete for the Royals' opening in center field 1:35

Paulo Orlando spent the offseason preparing to compete for the Royals' opening in center field

Royals prospect Nicky Lopez wants to have fun playing baseball 2:33

Royals prospect Nicky Lopez wants to have fun playing baseball

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Royals want players sleeping longer, eating better

Kansas City Royals infielder Whit Merrifield is trying to take the team's advice and get more rest, and he’s noticed an increase in the quality of food this year at spring training.
John Sleezer and Rustin Dodd The Kansas City Star
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Royals want players sleeping longer, eating better

Ned Yost is ready to end the discussion of texting with Eric Hosmer 0:45

Ned Yost is ready to end the discussion of texting with Eric Hosmer

Alex Gordon says it's time for Royals to start a new era 2:00

Alex Gordon says it's time for Royals to start a new era

Cody Asche feels he brings flexibility to the Royals 2:11

Cody Asche feels he brings flexibility to the Royals

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