The Royals meet the Seattle Mariners on Friday afternoon at 3:10 CDT in their 28th spring training game. Entering with a 13-14-1 record, the Royals welcome back Eric Hosmer and Danny Duffy, who recently helped earn the USA take the World Baseball Classic.
Today’s lineup, with Duffy on the mound:
Gordon 7, Moustakas 5, Cain 8, Perez 2, Cuthbert 3, Orlando 9, Soler DH, Escobar 6, Mondesi 4.
Swap out Cuthbert for Hosmer and move Brandon Moss into the lineup, and that’s pretty close to your Opening Day likely lineup. Speaking of Opening Day, just 10 days remain until the Royals and Twins square off at Target Field. It’s coming!