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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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Royals looking to build on strong finish to 2018

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals lost 104 games in 2018 despite finishing the season 20-14. They hope they can begin this season like they ended the last one, and not the way they’ve started in recent years.

“These guys made a lot of progress from the middle of August all through September,” Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday before the club’s first full-squad workout. “They played really, really good and exciting baseball.

“Does that mean we’re automatically going to come in here and pick up where we left off? No. We’re going to have to pick up where we left off. We’re going to have to work hard to continue that type of improvement. I’m real excited about it.”

For those of you who have ever wondered what “damning with faint praise” means….

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:45 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: comeback, it's not where you start, it's where you finish, ned yost, royals

 

 

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