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Royals Rumblings - News for March 13, 2015

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Royals Rumblings - News for March 13, 2015

The Royals kept the hit parade going in a 10-5 win yesterday against the Indians, despite a shaky effort from Danny Duffy.

"It wasn’t great," Duffy said. "But it wasn’t as bad as it looked on paper. I need to be better at putting people away."

Bubba Starling even had a couple of hits. Here is one of them.

Luke Hochevar looked sharp in his first game action since Tommy John surgery last year.

"I stepped on the gas pretty good," Hochevar said. "I had no apprehensions about anything. I didn’t feel anything in my elbow that would cause you to step back. It felt good. So I applied as much gas as I felt necessary."

Meanwhile, Andy McCullough has more on Tim Collins missing the season with ligament damage.

For the Royals, Collins’ surgery did not come as a surprise. Yost described the tear as "complete." When Collins suffered a flexor strain last April, a subsequent MRI showed no significant damage to his ligament, Moore said. But Collins felt tightness in his elbow after throwing a curveball in a game last week. He won’t throw another pitch this season.

Speaking of injuries, one of the Royals top pitching prospects is nursing one.

Lorenzo Cain is one of three Royals who are among the best bargains in baseball, according to Owen Watson of Fangraphs.

Rob Neyer gave his take on the Royals in a chat session.

They might finish fourth. They might finish first. If you assume the "real" talent on the four (supposed) contenders ranges from around 78 to 88 wins, then by definition we shouldn't surprised by any order of finish among them. As for their pitching depth, the talent's there. Just gotta be healthy.

Complete coverage of Will Ferrell's day in the Cactus League and the possibility that the Mariners might keep him over Willie Bloomquist.

Zack Greinke was "just a little bit off" in his spring training debut for the Dodgers.

Jeff Passan takes a look at the "Quality of Pitch" metric that may revolutionize baseball.

Is there too much parity in baseball?

Baseball writer Jonah Keri melted down when a Lifehouse concert broke out on his flight.

The Chiefs traded for a Pro Bowl offensive lineman.

What a shocker, Texas collapsed and lost to Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament.

The Big Ten has a lot of sponsors.

What happens when you play "House of Cards" on a Nintendo NES?

"Empire" has beaten out "Walking Dead"as the most tweeted-about show. Probably because they'replagiarizing the life of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert.

David Geffen paid $100 million to get Avery Fisher's name removed, and his own name splashed on Lincoln Center.

McDonald's is banning anti-biotics in its chicken - should you care?

The President of Russia is missing!

RIP author Terry Pratchett.

Your song of the day is David Bowie with "Suffragette City."