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Truck Day: Spring Training is around the corner!

CIMG0505.jpgThe overnight low in K.C. was two below, however, we are thinking spring!  Staff from ballpark operations, the grounds crew and clubhouse operations braved the cold to load the spring training truck this morning.  The truck is headed to Surprise, Arizona, where pitchers and catchers officially report in five days!

 

 

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Royals and 610 Sports Radio announce initial 14-game Spring Training broadcast schedule

The Royals and 610 Sports Radio (KCSP) today announced the first 14 broadcasts of the 2011 Royals Spring Training Radio schedule that will air on 610 AM, the flagship station of the Royals.  All Spring Training contests will be webcast on royals.com, including the games not on 610 Sports Radio.  The Royals and 610 Sports Radio will add six more broadcasts once the NCAA Tournament schedule is released due to 610’s commitment to University of Kansas men’s basketball.

The 2011 spring radio broadcast schedule is as follows:

Sunday, February 27 @ Texas
 2:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 2 @ Los Angeles Dodgers
 2:05 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 3  @ Los Angeles Angels
 2:05 p.m.
 
Friday, March 4  Chicago Cubs
 2:05 p.m.
 
Sunday, March 6  @ Chicago White Sox
 2:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 7 @ San Diego
 8:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 9 @ Chicago Cubs
 2:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 15 Oakland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 16 @ Cincinnati
 9:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 21  Cleveland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 22  Los Angeles Angels
 8:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 23 @ Cleveland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 28  Milwaukee
 3:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 29  Chicago White Sox
 2:05 p.m.
 

 *All Times Central – Game Times Subject to Change

 

Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews will share Spring Training play-by-play duties with Bob Davis, Steve Stewart, and Ryan Lefebvre.  Stewart will anchor the exhibition webcasts and will be joined periodically throughout the spring by his fellow Royals broadcast partners as well as members of the Royals baseball operations department and various media in attendance on a given day.

 

Royals Spring Training tickets on sale Saturday

Kansas City Royals 2011 Spring Training tickets will go on sale this Saturday, January 8 at 8 a.m. Central Time.  Tickets will be available online at www.royals.com/springtraining, in person at the Surprise (Ariz.) Stadium Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000.   Spring ticket packages are available now by calling 623-222-2222. 

Kansas City’s 32-game Spring Training schedule features 16 home games at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz.   The club will also face the Texas Rangers as the visiting team on February 27 and 28 in Surprise.

Several season tickets package options are available, including a 16-game Royals package, a 7-game Royals package and a 31-game Surprise Stadium package for all Royals/Rangers home games.  Royals season ticket packages (7 and 16-game) range from $91 to $320 while the 31-game packages are available from $403 to $620.  7-game packs for pre-selected games include a bonus game on February 27 against Texas.

Ticket prices for the 2011 Spring Training season are: $24 for lower dugout seats, $21 for upper dugout seats, $18 for infield seats, $14 for plaza seats and $7 for lawn seating.  Individual game tickets are also available for the Home Run Party Tent ($30), which includes a buffet and one drink voucher.  Parking for all Surprise Stadium Spring Training games will be free.

For those wishing to purchase tickets in person, the Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office is located at:

15960 N. Bullard Avenue

Surprise, AZ 85374

Royals’ pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise on Monday, February 14.  Workouts for pitchers begin the following day, Tuesday, February 15.  The remainder of the squad will report on Friday, February 18 and begin workouts for the 2011 campaign on Saturday, February 19.

 

Several top prospects among 23 non-roster invitees to Royals 2011 Major League Spring Training

The Royals announced today that the club has extended 23 non-roster invitations to 2011 Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. 

Among the 23 non-roster players will be six of the Royals’ Top 10 prospects according to Baseball America, including first baseman Eric Hosmer (ranked #1), third baseman Mike Moustakas (#3) and left-handed pitcher John Lamb (#4).  In addition, the ninth-rated prospect according to Baseball America, right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow, is a member of the 40-man roster and will be in camp.  The Royals are inviting 13 non-roster pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and one outfielder.

The Royals kick off the 32-game exhibition slate on February 27 against the Texas Rangers as the visiting team at the Surprise Recreation Complex.  Individual game tickets will go on sale this Saturday, January 8 at 8 a.m. CT.  The tickets will be on sale at the Surprise Stadium Box Office, through Royals.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  Mail orders and several multi-ticket packages are available now at 623-222-2222 or by visiting www.royals.com/springtraining.  For more information, including information on special Spring Training travel packages, fans may visit royals.com.

Pitchers and catchers report on Monday, February 14 with the remainder of the squad scheduled to arrive on Friday, February 18.  The first full squad workout is scheduled for Saturday, February 19. 

The 40-man roster can be found at http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/team/roster_40man.jsp?c_id=kc.  Here is the full list of non-roster invitees, with their position and age listed:

Pitchers (13)                              

Louis Coleman, RHP (24)

Tim Collins, LHP (21)

Danny Duffy LHP (22)        

Chris Dwyer, LHP (22)

Blaine Hardy, LHP (23)

Gaby Hernandez, RHP (24)

Patrick Keating, RHP (23) 

John Lamb, LHP (20)

Luis Mendoza, RHP (27)

Zach Miner, RHP (28)

Mike Montgomery, LHP (21)

Steven Shell, RHP (27)

Will Smith, LHP (21)

Catchers (3)                               

Cody Clark (29)                     

Ryan Eigsti (25)

Salvador Perez (20)

Infielders (6)                             

Joaquin Arias (26)

Irving Falu (27)                         

Johnny Giavotella (23)                       

Eric Hosmer (21)                                

Mike Moustakas (22)                        

Lance Zawadzki (25)                           

Outfielders (1)                         

Brett Carroll (28)                        

 

Royals announce 2011 Spring Training schedule

The Royals announced their 2011 Spring Training schedule.  The club will open its ninth season in the Cactus League by playing a charity game against its Surprise complex mates, the Texas Rangers, on Sunday, February 27.  The game benefits the Surprise Sundancers.

Kansas City’s 32-game Spring Training schedule features 16 home games at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz.  The club will also face the Texas Rangers as the visiting team in the February 27 charity game and then again on February 28.

The Royals will host every Cactus League squad at Surprise Stadium at least once, with two games apiece against Cleveland and the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.  The Royals have three evening home games, hosting Seattle on March 17, the Los Angeles Angels on March 22 and San Francisco on March 25.  All three games start at 8:05 p.m. (CT).  In addition, the Royals will play at 8:05 p.m (CT) on March 7 in Peoria against the Padres and at 9:05 p.m. (CT) on March 16 in Goodyear against the Reds.  All other games will start at 2:05 p.m. (CT) until Daylight Saving Time on March 13 when the games will start at 3:05 p.m. (CT).  The March 29 game against the White Sox will begin at 2:05 p.m. (CT) as the Royals will break camp immediately following the contest to travel to Kansas City for the March 31 opener vs. the Los Angeles Angels. 

The Surprise Recreation Campus will accept mail orders along with orders for season tickets, 7-packs and Sunday 5-packs beginning on Saturday, December 4 at 9:00 a.m. CT.  For these orders, call 623-222-2222 or visit www.royals.com/springtraining to obtain a ticket brochure.  Individual Spring Training game tickets will go on sale January 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. CT.  The tickets will be on sale at the Surprise Stadium Box Office, through royals.com or by calling 800-745-3000.  For more information, including information on special spring training travel packages, fans may visit royals.com.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise on Monday, February 14.  Workouts for pitchers begin the following day, Tuesday, February 15.  The remainder of the squad will report on Friday, February 18 and begin workouts for the 2011 campaign on Saturday, February 19.

Click here to see Dick Kaegel’s article and the complete Spring Training schedule.

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