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'Passion of the Christ' actor in Royals photo

Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for playing Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," stood in for Royals bench coach Dale Sveum in Kansas City's team photo on Wednesday.

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Moustakas on Royals: 'Great to be back home'

Having turned down a qualifying offer to remain with the Royals during the offseason, Mike Moustakas expected to be playing elsewhere this season. But when the expected long-term offers didn't come, he agreed to return to Kansas City on a one-year deal.

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Royals' Bonifacio banned 80 games for PEDs

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Bonifacio's penalty will begin Opening Day.


BBTN: Re-Signings, Ideal Derby Field, Tigers' Avila

Before a chat with Tigers GM Al Avila (28:32), Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Moustakas and Car-Go re-signings, the ideal HR Derby field and more (6:17). Plus, Jessica Mendoza weighs in on the Astros' contract extensions, Aaron Judge and more (35:06).

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Royals add righty Nolasco to rotation mix

With only three starters locked into their rotation, the Kansas City Royals agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Ricky Nolasco on Wednesday. Nolasco spent the past two years with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Royals sign free-agent OF Jay to 1-year deal

Free-agent outfielder Jon Jay, who hit .296 for the Cubs in 2017 while becoming the team's leadoff hitter, has joined the Royals on a one-year deal.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Jon Jay could claim a decent sized role for the Royals, considering his .355 career on-base percentage is higher than anyone else on the current roster. He's immediately fifth outfielder-worthy in AL-only leagues.

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Bo Jackson returns to work with Royals in camp

At 55, two-sport star Bo Jackson is a guest coach for the Kansas City Royals in spring training. His duties? "Anything I want to do," Jackson said, laughing. "I've been told I have diplomatic immunity."

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Hosmer shows gratitude for No. 30 with Rolex

New Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer thanked Glenn Hoffman for ceding his No. 30 by giving the third base coach a Rolex watch.

Hosmer's move bittersweet for his Royals teammates (1:10)
Yost had 'no idea' Hosmer would be heading for San Diego (2:57)
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Sources: Padres, 1B Eric Hosmer agree to deal

The San Diego Padres and free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to an 8-year contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth $144 million, according to multiple reports.

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Duffy starts anew after 'gamut of life' in '17

Royals pitcher Danny Duffy signed a huge deal, was arrested for DUI and had his home threatened by wildfires in 2017. He's ready "to erase and re-record" this season.

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Mets, lefty Vargas agree to two-year deal

Jason Vargas, who was 18-11 and an All-Star selection for the Royals in 2017, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $16 million deal with the Mets, a source told ESPN.

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Royals scout kicked out of free-agent camp

About 15 players were in attendance Wednesday as the players' association held its first training session for unsigned free agents. A scout for the Royals was escorted out as scouts and media weren't permitted at the workouts.

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Keith Law's 2018 ranking of all 30 farm systems

With a budding superstar in the outfield and a crop of talented pitchers coming through their system, nobody can top the Braves' collection of prospects right now. Which teams finished behind Atlanta on the list?

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.1719th
Quality Starts0Tied-3rd
Batting Average.2904th
On Base Percentage.3507th
Slugging Percentage.5035th