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Kansas City Royals (0-0)


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Royals brimming with optimism despite 100 losses a year ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence.

The Kansas City Royals are a rare exception.

Fresh off a strong finish to 2018, and after a quiet offseason for the first time in years, the Royals believe they are poised to take another step toward contention. They have a new-look lineup full of speed, a bright young cast of pitchers and the same kind of positive mindset that carried the organization to its first World Series title in three decades in 2015.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.304
HR: S. Perez27
RBI: S. Perez80
SB: W. Merrifield45
W: J. Junis9
ERA: J. Junis4.37
Saves: W. Peralta14
K: J. Junis164
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi White Sox 00.000-
Cleveland 00.000-
Detroit 00.000-
Kansas City 00.000-
Minnesota 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (18)
Runs: 638 (25)
Hits: 1350 (18)
Home Runs: 155 (26)
Stolen Bases: 117 (6)
OBP: .305 (24)
SLG: .392 (24)
Total Bases: 2156 (23)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.94 (29)
Runs Allowed: 833 (27)
Saves: 33 (28)
Strikeouts: 1157 (29)
OpBA: .275 (29)
OBP: .342 (29)
SLG: .446 (26)
Run Support: 4.01 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/19 J. Bonifacio Sent to Minors
3/19 B. Phillips Sent to Minors
3/19 G. Sparkman Sent to Minors
3/13 M. Maldonado Signed as Free Agent ( 2019)(one-year contract)
3/13 S. Perez Placed on 60-Day DL (Right elbow surgery - out for season)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/13 S. Perez Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
2/25 T. Oaks Torn labrum, right hip (day-to-day)
2/13 J. Hahn Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
8/21 J. Bonifacio Stiff back (day-to-day)
8/13 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
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