Kansas City Royals
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.
The Royals are hoping Yordano Ventura, their young fireballer, can transition from thrower to pitcher.
Cole Hamels feels fine. His results, not so great.
The Kansas City Royals held on for a 9-8 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a bases-clearing, three-run double with two outs in the ninth off closer Greg Holland to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Alex Gordon and Chris Getz each hit bases-loaded triples and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat Philadelphia 13-4 Friday, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener.
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.