12:52 PM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015

Kris Medlen hoping to strike back with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The call lasted about 20 minutes. By the time it was over, Kris Medlen was ready to be a Royal. On the other end of the phone with Medlen, who spent the last six seasons with the Atlanta Braves, was Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore. It was a rather easy sell for Moore, coming off a World Series appearance. “I think the mindsets were all there,” Medlen said. “He learned from (John) Schuerholz and a lot of the same ideals and structure here that were over there are here. It seemed like a pretty natural fit.” read more

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