Royals news is all about how it’s finally Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals! Woohoo!
Opening Day was delayed for almost four months, but there will be Kansas City Royals baseball on Friday evening.
I repeat – There will be Kansas City Royals baseball on Friday evening.
It’s been an incredibly long offseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing Major League Baseball to shut down during the course of Spring Training and not allow things to pick back up until earlier this month for a brief Summer Camp.
COVID-19 has made its way through the Royals clubhouse, with eight players currently having tested positive. Out of these eight, three are pitchers, three are catchers, and the other two are position players.
The positive tests have forced the Royals to improvise, especially in the rotation. Normally Brad Keller would be the Opening Day starter, but due to his positive test, Danny Duffy will get the nod instead.
It’s also paved the way for 2018 first round pick Brady Singer to make his MLB debut this Saturday when the Royals play their second game of the season.
Here’s what’s trending in Royals news from around FanSided
- Three reasonable expectations for 2020 season [Cody Rickman, KC Kingdom]
- Who is the starter for the Royals on Sunday? [Trey Donovan, Kings of Kauffman]
- How Hunter Dozier’s absence affects start of season [KC Kingdom]
"Dozier was going to be starting right fielder and that’s obviously not going to be able to happen now, at least not in the first week of the season."
Check out what’s trending in Royals news from around the rest of the web
- Royals reveal 30-man Opening Day roster [Max Rieper, Royals Review]
- McBroom looks poised to start at first base [Lynn Worthy, The Kansas City Star]
Royals fans have been anxiously awaiting the start of the 2020 season even knowing full well that the team probably won’t be very good this year.
The roster has already been hit hard by COVID-19 and that could only get worse as the shortened season progresses. Hopefully everyone stays healthy and this team can make some strides.
Fans are most excited to see some of the young prospects make it to the big leagues and see what they can do. Brady Singer will be the first to go and it’ll be fun to watch him on Saturday against the Indians.
One thing’s for certain, Opening Day is here and it’s finally time for Kansas City Royals baseball! Let’s play ball!