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Royals radio and TV broadcast schedules for spring-training games

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar watched his single fall safely to the ground during a spring-training last year in Surprise, Ariz.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar watched his single fall safely to the ground during a spring-training last year in Surprise, Ariz. jsleezer@kcstar.com

It’s only a matter of time until baseball returns.

Royals baseball will begin this month with spring-training games, and the team announced its radio and television schedules on Thursday. The Royals will have 20 of its Cactus League games on KCSP (610 AM), 10 will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City, and all of the contests will be webcast at royals.com.

The Royals announced 18 dates for radio games, and two more will be added when the NCAA Tournament schedule is revealed. KCSP has a commitment to calls Kansas basketball games.

Here are is the radio schedule:

 
DateOpponentTime
Feb. 26vs. Texas2 p.m.
Feb. 27@ Seattle2 p.m.
Feb. 28@ Milwaukee2 p.m.
March 1vs. Chicago Cubs2 p.m.
March 2vs. Colorado2 p.m.
March 3@ Los Angeles Dodgers2 p.m.
March 5@ San Francisco2 p.m.
March 6vs. Arizona2 p.m.
March 7@ Cincinnati2 p.m.
March 8vs. Venezuela (WBC exh.)2 p.m.
March 12vs. Los Angeles Dodgers3 p.m.
March 14vs. Los Angeles Angels3 p.m.
March 15@ Chicago White Sox3 p.m.
March 21@ Arizona3 p.m.
March 22vs. San Diego3 p.m.
March 27@ Oakland3 p.m.
March 28vs. Chicago White Sox3 p.m.
March 31@ Texas (Arlington)7 p.m.

Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart will call the Royals’ spring-training radio games.

Lefebvre, Physioc, Rex Hudler, Jeff Montgomery and Joel Goldberg will work the exhibition TV games. Those 10 games also will stream on the Fox Sports Go app. That is a first.

Here is the television schedule:

 
DateOpponentTime
March 10vs. Oakland A’s7 p.m.
March 11@ Cleveland Indians2 p.m.
March 12vs. Los Angeles Dodgers3 p.m.
March 16@ San Diego Padres3 p.m.
March 18vs. Cleveland Indians3 p.m.
March 20vs. Cincinnati Reds3 p.m.
March 22vs. San Diego Padres3 p.m.
March 25vs. Milwaukee Brewers3 p.m.
March 28vs. Chicago White Sox3 p.m.
April 1@ Texas Rangers (Arlington)1 p.m.

Royals pitchers and catchers report to Surprise on Feb. 13 and workouts for pitchers are the next day. The rest of the team reports on Feb. 16 and full workouts begin the following day.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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