The KC Royals first of two intrasquad games begin today, with Bruce Chen of the World team going up against Nate Adcock for the USA.
Here are the lineups for the game:
World: Luis Durango/Yem Prades CF, Alcides Escobar/Christian Colon SS, Miguel Tejada/Cheslor Cuthbert 3B, Salvador Perez/Manny Pina C, Max Ramirez/Juan Graterol 1B, Endy Chaves/Sharlon Schoop RF, Irving Falu/Rey Navarro 2B, Willy Taveras/Chad Tracy LF, and Julio Rodriguez/Orlando Calixte DH.
USA: Alex Gordon/Xavier Nady LF, Chris Getz/Johnny Giavotella 2B, Eric Hosmer/Billy Butler 1B, Mike Moustakas/Brandon Wood 3B, Jeff Francoeur/David Lough RF, Jarrod Dyson/Whit Merrifield CF, Elliot Johnson/Anthony Seratelli SS, Brett Hayes/George Kottaras C, and Adam Moore DH.
The starters will play three innings and the subs will play the rest of the 6 1/2 inning game.
- The Kansas City Star has posted its chat with Danny Duffy, with questions from the fans. He is probably the best Royal to follow on Twitter. They are now taking questions for Billy Butler (send them via Twitter to @nicolepoell or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Eris Hosmer will most likely see time in the outfield this spring with the Royals set to play Interleague games early in April on the road (against Philadelphia and Atlanta). He is also looking to KISS when it comes to his hitting.
- Outfielder Lorenzo Cain has one goal for his 2013 season: stay healthy.
- On Monday, the Royals top four starters, James Shields, Jeremy Guthrie, Ervin Santana, and Wade Davis threw live batting practice on the main practice field.