February 24, 2014 5:18 PM

Contenders for Royals’ fifth rotation spot see action in intrasquad game

It is far too early in the spring to make sweeping statements about the competition for the Royals’ fifth rotation spot. But tabs can now be kept after Monday’s intrasquad game. Three of the four main candidates appeared in this game: Yordano Ventura battled command trouble, Luke Hochevar gave up pair of runs off a few groundball singles and Wade Davis surrendered an opposite-field home run to outfielder Carlos Peguero.

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