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Royals searching for (at least) one good lefty to help balance bullpen
The most wide-open battle this spring might be the one that determines which left-handed reliever heads north with the Royals.
There might be more than one but, manager Trey Hillman makes clear, there will be at least one in his seven-man bullpen.
“You look at the other clubs in our division,” he said. “You look at the left-handed bats. … You’ve got to have one. I’d love to have a lefty in my starting rotation, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen.”
The camp roster contains eight lefties among its 31 pitchers, and seven are legitimate bullpen candidates. The only exception is rookie Noel Arguelles, a 20-year-old Cuban defector who won’t start throwing off a mound until later this month.
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Royals searching for (at least) one good lefty to help balance bullpen - KansasCity.com