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Kansas City Royals Invite 12 Past Players of the Burlington Royals to Major League Spring Training

January 17, 2020

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 12 past members of the Burlington Royals.

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 12 past members of the Burlington Royals.

Burlington, NC (January 13, 2020) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 26 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. Among the invitations are 12 past members of the Burlington Royals. 
Pitchers Jake Kalish (2015) went 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA, Daniel Lynch (2018) pitched in 11.1 innings, with 14 strikeouts before getting called up to Lexington, Daniel Tillo (2017) went 3-2 with a 3.48 ERA, and Tyler Zuber (2017) went 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA; infielders Gabriel Cancel (2016) who had 50 hits, with 5 HR's, and 26 RBI's went .291/.346/.494 and Emmanuel Rivera (2016) had totaled 54 hits, including 4 triples; all originally drafted by the Royals.  
Pitchers Ofreidy Gomez (2016) started in 12 games, and had a 5-4 record, Andres Machado (2013-2014) where in 2014 went 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA, Yunior Marte (2014) went 4-3 with a 3.44 ERA; catchers Freddy Fermin (2018) had 41 total hits, playing in 47 games, Sebastian Rivero (2017) had 189 at-bats where he drove in 28 RBI's, and hit .265/.288/.381, and infielder Humberto Arteaga (2012) played in 58 games and had 64 hits, going .274/.313/.380; all signed as international free agents with the Royals'.
Pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout of the season on Wednesday, February 12, while the first full-squad workout will be on Monday, February 17.