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Royals' Russell taking 'mental break' from game

2015 first-rounder is not quitting, according to agent's statement
July 8, 2017

Ashe Russell may not play pro baseball again this year, but the Royals' No 25 prospect is not quitting the game.The Kansas City Star reported on Friday that the 20-year-old right-hander took a leave of absence from the organization last month in what assistant general manager J.J. Picollo called a

Royals Prospect Primer: Arms in focus

Strahm, Staumont rising quickly; Zimmer, Russell hoping to rebound
March 23, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Matt Strahm: LHPStrahm