Fans can start to prepare for KC Royals baseball and will get to see some spring training action according to the team’s announcement.
It’s finally that time of the year. The KC Royals are gearing up for the regular season and spring training is moving full steam ahead. Luckily for fans, the wait isn’t very long now for the spring training games to start.
The Royals will play their first spring training game this Friday afternoon and will then continue on into the week. The team recently announced the starting pitchers for the weekend round of games, including last year’s regular-season opener Brad Keller.
Spring training games might not be followed as closely as the regular season by some, but for those fans who do pay attention, they offer a lot of insight into how the team may stand in the coming season and in the future.
Spring training offers a look into not only the players that fans know from the previous season, but it gives fans a chance to see new acquisitions and those younger players who are part of the minor league organizations and will one day, hopefully, be running the fields of Kauffman.
Luckily for Royals fans, the look into at least a few spring training games will be available by television broadcast from Fox Sports Kansas City.
The Royals organization and FSKC have been in talks to secure a broadcasting deal since the end of last season. It was thought the deal would be taken care of fairly quickly, but up until recently, there was little movement or word on the deal.
The deal looks to be done, or almost done, according to Jeffrey Flanagan’s tweet from Monday:
Not long after, on Tuesday, the Royals followed up Flanagan’s tweet with one of their own. The team released a broadcasting schedule for 8 spring training, beginning with their February 27th game against Milwaukee and running through March.
Here’s the full announcement from the team:
These games should provide a good chance for fans to get caught up with the team and see who is trying out new spots on the field. Make sure you tune in to see your favorite players as the boys in blue prepare for the 2020 regular season.
Are there any players you’re hoping to catch on one of the spring training game broadcasts? Let us know in the comments.