7:15 PM EST, Wed March 04, 2015
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Royals' spring trainer opener a blast

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Eric Hosmer joined Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios in hitting consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams. Hosmer hit a three-run shot off Rangers starter Colby Lewis that landed on the grassy berm beyond the center-field fence. Morales followed with a shot to right field and Rios went deep to left, giving Kansas City a 6-0 lead before Lewis had recorded an out. read more

Twinsights: A Jason Kubel update from brother-in-law Michael Tonkin

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Former Twins outfielder Jason Kubel hasn’t officially retired, but he has yet to secure a contract for 2015. “He’s not actively seeking anything,” said Twins reliever Michael Tonkin, Kubel’s brother-in-law. Kubel, 32, hit just .224 in 45 games (176 plate appearances) for the Twins last season before being released after the June signing of Kendrys Morales. Along with Jason Bartlett and Matt Guerrier, Kubel was brought in for 2014 in hopes to providing a veteran presence in the Twins clubhouse. Bartlett retired in April. Guerrier was released in July and has yet...

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