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Friday, March 29, 2019

Kyle Zimmer makes it to big leagues after Yost prank

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Having spent six seasons in the minor leagues and last year working on his mechanics, right-hander Kyle Zimmer had a strong spring training for Kansas City and hoped to make the Royals’ opening day roster.

Then manager Ned Yost told the Zimmer and infielder Frank Schwindel they were going to Omaha, where the Royals’ Triple-A farm team plays.

“You could see their heads down,” Yost recalled. “But I said afterwards, Omaha is going to get on a plane and go back to Arizona. We’re going to get on a plane and go to Kansas City. And you’re going to be on that plane.”

The fifth overall pick in the 2012, Zimmer was with the Royals for Thursday’s opener against the Chicago White Sox.

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2019 at 08:52 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: kyle zimmer, ned yost, royals

 

 

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