Trey Hillman Media Session: April 9

Here’s what Royals manager Trey Hillman had to say before Friday’s game vs. Boston:

On Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke…
 “Zack put us on the map,” said Hillman. “He got the organization lots of attention and makes everyone in the organization proud. It was a spectacular year for Zack.”

On second baseman Chris Getz’s speed and future…
 “He’s a green light guy,” said Hillman. “He has a different gait. I was shocked at his running times because he just doesn’t look that fast. I knew when he came in that he was quick. Going 25-for-27 last year [in stolen bases] is pretty impressive. That was enough for me. I think eventually he’ll be a great leadoff or two-hole (hitter).”

On utilizing the bench…
 “I like to get the regulars into a flow,” said Hillman. “I think mixing too early sends a bad message. It would be easier to do if we were 3-0, but I have every intention of using the bench. We’ll get there as soon as we can, but not at the expense of getting the offense in a flow. We’ll see how we roll and make adjustments for the road trip if we need to.”

On pitcher Gil Meche’s Sunday start…
 “It’s official,” said Hillman. “There’ll have to be a roster move, but we’ll see. We still have a couple days to evaluate.”

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