Kansas City moved a total of 15 players to Minor League Camp as part of a flurry of Spring Training moves

The Kansas City Royals optioned INF Samir Duenez to Northwest Arkansas (AA) on March 12. (John Owen)

By Naturals PR Department / Northwest Arkansas Naturals | March 13, 2018 10:29 AM

SPRINGDALE, AR - The Kansas City Royals announced on March 12 that they've assigned several players to minor league camp including a number of former Naturals as a total of 15 players were part of the Spring Training moves.

Headlining the moves from a Naturals perspective was infielder Samir Duenez , a 2016-2017 Natural, as he was optioned to Northwest Arkansas (AA). In addition, former Naturals LHP Eric Stout , RHP Kyle Zimmer , and INF Hunter Dozier have all been optioned to Omaha (AAA) while LHP Foster Griffin , RHP Andres Machado , INF Jack Lopez , INF Nicky Lopez , OF Donnie Dewees , and OF Terrance Gore have all been assigned to minor league camp.

Following the flurry of moves, the Royals have 51 players in Major League camp and 17 are non-roster invitees.

The 2018 season of Naturals baseball at Arvest Ballpark will begin when Northwest Arkansas hosts the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double-A Affiliate of the World Champion Houston Astros, on Thursday, April 5 at 6:25 p.m.

Follow the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Twitter @NWANaturals all throughout the year by using the hashtags #NaturalPastime and #CrowntoCrown for all of our up-to-date information on the 2018 schedule, tickets, group outings, promotions, roster, and Spring Training information as we prepare for the upcoming 2018 season.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. For more information, including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and


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