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Spring Training Game 18/19: Royals vs. Mariners/Rangers

Two games. Both televised

MLB: Spring Training-San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1- Kansas City Royals (10-7) @ Seattle Mariners (7-7)

First Pitch- 8:40 CT

TV: MLB Network

Peoria Stadium, Peoria, Arizona

Heath Fillmyer (0-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. Wade LeBlanc (0-1, 11.12 ERA)

Game 2- Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers (5-9)

First Pitch: 9:05 CT


Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Arizona

Homer Bailey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Yohander Méndez (0-1, 9.00 ERA)

Quick Hits:

- Ned Yost said even with late start, Martín Maldonado is expected to be ready by Opening Day per Jeffrey Flanagan

- Merrifield bats third in game two

- Royals lead in both batting average (.293) and on-base percentage (.386) so far this spring

- Homer Bailey will make his first start with Kansas City

- Salvador Perez transferred to 60-day IL

- Weather could be an issue as rain is expected in the forecast

Lineups via Cody Tapp (@codybtapp):