Royals Announce Minor League Invitees For Spring Training


The Kansas City Royals announced the list of 16-players who will join big league camp in Surprise next month. Here is the list of those players who’ll get a look and perhaps a chance of playing in the majors this coming season.

Pitchers: Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer, Jake Odorizzi, Will Smith, Francisely Bueno, Tommy Hottovy, Zach Miner

Catchers: Cody Clark, Max Ramirez, Julio Rodriguez

Outfielders:  Wil Myers, Greg Golson, Paulo Orlando

Infielders: Tony Abreu, Irving Falu and Kevin Kouzmanoff

I don’t think I’m alone in saying I want to see what Montgomery and Myers can do in MLB camp but realistically both in my opinion won’t be in Kansas City until after the all-star break. From a practical standpoint I think the team needs the versatile Falu to have a good camp to help the bench. Lastly let’s be realistic, Kouzmanoff was signed to be in KC so this is his tryout to be the team’s backup to Moose at third.

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Tags: Chris Dwyer Cody Clark Francisely Bueno Greg Golson Irving Falu Jake Odorizzi Julio Rodriguez Kevin Kouzmanoff Max Ramirez Mike Montgomery Paulo Orlando Tommy Hottovy Tony Abreu Wil Myers Will Smith Zach Miner