Royals hope youth yields edge

Kansas City has one of the youngest rosters in baseball

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March 15, 2022 - 3:23 PM

Salvador Perez (13) of the Kansas City Royals. Photo by Ed Zurga / Getty Images / TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dayton Moore has spent more than three decades in baseball, first with the juggernaut Atlanta Braves of the 1990s and the last 16 in charge of the Kansas City Royals, leading them to two World Series and a long-awaited championship.

He still sounds like a giddy schoolboy when spring training begins.

Which is altogether appropriate: The Royals begin camp Monday at their base in Surprise, Arizona, with one of the youngest rosters in baseball, led by a bunch of 20-something arms and with even more youth coming up through the system.

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