Royals, Dozier aim for balance during delay

Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier is doing all he can to stay fresh for the when the MLB season starts.

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April 20, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Hunter Dozier (17) of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Jorge Soler (12) after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 11, 2019, at Comerica Park in Detroit. Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images/TNS

Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier felt like the rug got pulled out from underneath him just as the team reached the most critical point of spring training.

Rust had been knocked off, players had acclimated and built up. It was time to start shifting into regular-season mode.

That never happened. Instead, MLB suspended spring training and delayed the start of the baseball season as the country attempted to devise a strategy to weather the storm that is the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic.

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