March 19, 2014 3:42 PM

Belting more extra-base hits for Royals ranks high on Billy Butler’s agenda

Coming off what for him was a down year, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is concentrating on two very specific things right now: Hitting more extra-base hits and whalloping more home runs. The good news is that the Royals have helped. After years of anchoring limp lineups, and then last season’s roller-coaster, Butler figures to be in the middle of a stable and solid lineup.

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