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Butler, Cain, Crow participate in Players Trust City Clinic

 

The Major League Baseball Players Association’s Players Trust hosted a City Clinic today at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Billy Butler, Lorenzo Cain and Aaron Crow joined Ripken Baseball in providing free instruction to youth baseball players.  The Players Trust created the City Clinics program to help Major Leaguers promote the game of baseball to underserved children, ages 6-16, in select cities across the country.  Sponsored by Majestic Athletics, this program has impacted more than 6,000 disadvantaged youth across the United States.  For more information on the Players Trust, visit www.playerstrust.org

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Butler and Crow distribute food at St. James Place

Royals designated hitter Billy Butler and his wife Katie have been involved in work at St. James Place Food Pantry and the Bishop Sullivan Center since 2008.  On Thursday, pitcher Aaron Crow joined Billy and Katie at St. James Place, where they packaged and distributed food, including Billy’s barbecue sauce.  Billy and Katie’s “Hit-It-A-Ton” program has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to help local families.

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Butler, Crow visit KU Med


2012 All-Star Billy Butler, 2011 All-Star Aaron Crow and Sluggerrr met with patients at The University of Kansas Hospital on Thursday, including children and caregivers in the Neonatal Medical Home.  The center will benefit from the upcoming Royals Charities Diamond of Dreams event on June 26.

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Royals agree to terms with five players on one-year contracts for 2013

The Royals have announced that the club has agreed to terms on 2013 Major League contracts with right-handed pitchers Aaron Crow, Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Guillermo Moscoso; and left-handed pitcher Francisley Bueno. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The Royals now have all players on the 40-man roster signed for the 2013 season.

Crow’s Nest: Royals pitcher visits his elementary school on Caravan

Crow_Auburn1School visits are a big hit on Royals Caravan and mascot Sluggerrr meets with students throughout the year.  However, it isn’t everyday that a player can retrace his roots while on Caravan.  Kansas native and Royals pitcher Aaron Crow had that opportunity on Thursday as the Caravan contingent rolled into Auburn, Kan., population 1,227.  The assembly at Auburn Elementary included a presentation of stadium seats from The K (and the Caravan participants autographed the seats)!  Let’s take a look at photos of Crow along with Eric Hosmer, Everett Teaford, Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre and Sluggerrr:

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Royals Caravan visits KU Med

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A pair of Caravan groups started their two-day treks across Royals Country today with a stop at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.  One Caravan is now moving north to Nebraska, with a return stop in St. Joseph, Mo., tomorrow.  The second Caravan is traveling west with visits in Kansas today and tomorrow.

For a full list of Caravan stops, visit royals.com/caravan

Above – Billy Butler, Eric Hosmer, Johnny Giavotella; below – Aaron Crow

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Above, Billy Butler and Johnny Giavotella

Mayberry_Lefebvre_Teaford_HollandJohn Mayberry, Ryan Lefebvre, Everett Teaford, Greg Holland; followed by a group photo

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First-Round Pick Has Other Duties Besides Pitching

IMAGE_204.jpgRoyals 2009 first-round pick Aaron Crow, who impressed in three Major League outings this spring and is now pitching well in spring games for Double-A NW Arkansas, had some other business to attend to this morning.

The Royals, staging a minor league game at 10 a.m. Arizona time, had some fun with the Topeka, Kan., native.  If you look at the photo, that’s Crow on the left serving as the batboy for this morning’s game.  No word if Crow’s talent on the mound served him well as a batboy, but I am sure all of the guys got a kick out of watching him in action.  And, to his credit, the University of Missouri product was being a good sport about it as well.

St. Patrick's Day lineup, Crow optioned

The Royals host San Diego today in a 3:05 Central/1:05 Arizona start.  Today’s game will be on 610 Sports in Kansas City.  Prospect Aaron Crow was optioned to Double-A NW Arkansas this morning.  The Royals now have 48 players in Major League camp.  Here’s your Kansas City lineup:

(Podsednik – CF), (Callaspo – 3B), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Fields – DH), (Maier – LF), (Betemit – SS), (Kendall – C), (Getz – 2B), (Hochevar – P).  Weather report – 81 and perfect!

 

Spring Training photos: Tuesday's Intrasquad Game

The Royals are gearing up for the spring slate with a pair of intrasquad games.  Tuesday’s highlights included David DeJesus going 3-for-3, Rick Ankiel hitting two home runs and Aaron Crow throwing two scoreless frames.  Here are some photos:

aviles_0981.jpgThis was a great sight – Mike Aviles is back in game action after having Tommy John surgery last season!










ankiel Homerun_0647.jpgHere is Ankiel crossing the plate after his first home run.  He later went back-to-back with Alberto Callaspo.

 

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, who debuted in the Arizona Fall League, made a strong first impression.

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Kansas City farm system rated highly by MLB.com, ESPN.com

Moustakas.jpgMLB.com and ESPN.com both published rankings yesterday that touted the Royals’ farm system.  MLB.com ranked the Top 50 Prospects throughout baseball.  Third baseman Mike Moustakas (pictured at left), catcher Wil Myers, right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow and lefty Mike Montgomery all cracked the Top 50.  Kansas City was one of just three clubs with four prospects on the list (Tampa Bay and Texas were the others.)  If you do the math…50 prospects, 30 teams, that’s an average of 1.67 prospects per organization and the Royals have four!  Nine teams had one prospect on the list and four teams were not represented.  For more information on this list, read Dick Kaegel’s column at royals.com.

ESPN’s Keith Law came out with his annual ranking of farm systems from 1 to 30.  He pegged Kansas City at number 9 on this year’s list.  Law compliments the Royals on their “sheer number of arms” and states that the Royals “could easily be a top-five system in a year.”

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