Witt gets the nod for Opening Day

Highly regarded prospect Bobby Witt Jr. will start at third base Thursday when the Kansas City Royals open the 2022 season at home against Cleveland.

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April 6, 2022 - 1:46 PM

Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals poses during Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on March 20 in Surprise, Arizona. Photo by (Kelsey Grant/Getty Images/TNS)

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Bobby Witt Jr. Era of Kansas City Royals baseball will begin Thursday on opening day at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals announced Tuesday that they are promoting Witt, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2019, to the major leagues.

Witt’s debut figures to be the most anticipated in recent franchise history, perhaps surpassing that of Alex Gordon, who went from top prospect to franchise icon.

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