June 6, 2013 11:50 PM

Royals pull surprise by choosing shortstop Hunter Dozier in first round

To hear the Royals tell it, their decision Thursday to take shortstop Hunter Dozier with the eighth overall pick in baseball’s annual First-Year Player Draft shouldn’t be viewed as a surprise. “He is who we are,” scouting director Lonnie Goldberg said. “He fits who we are. He’s a ballplayer. He loves to play."

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