The Royals host the Indians at Surprise Stadium, where they plan to give the Royal Farnsworth his first public assay.
Zăk Greinke makes his second spring start for the Royals, followed by Farnsworth, Jimmy Gobble, Ron Mahay, Doug Waechter, and Robinson Tejeda. The Indians counter with Anthony Reyes, making his first start of the spring, David Huff, Kirk Saarloos, Jack Cassel, Edward Mujica, Tony Sipp, Rich Rundles, and the chawless Vinnie Chulk.
Broadcast: the Royals radio network, MLB.com, and XM Radio channel 179.
MLB.com Gameday: here.
Fun facts: the Indians have returned to the Cactus League this year after 16 years of spring training in Winter Haven, Florida. From 1947 through 1992 they trained in Tucson.
Incomplete fossil record: in the last of the ten years both teams played in the Grapefruit League, 2002, the Royals and Indians met 4 times, with the Royals winning 3 and losing 1.