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Royals Spring Training: What you need to know

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez, left, celebrates with teammate Whit Merrifield after scoring a run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
February 6, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- It is time, Royals fans. Time to gear up for Spring Training.Here are the basics of the Royals' camp which opens next week in Surprise, Ariz.:: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::Pitchers and catchers report date  Tuesday.Pitchers and catchers first workout Wednesday (Feb. 13).Full squad

KANSAS CITY -- It is time, Royals fans. Time to gear up for Spring Training.
Here are the basics of the Royals' camp which opens next week in Surprise, Ariz.
:: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::
Pitchers and catchers report date 
Tuesday.
Pitchers and catchers first workout
Wednesday (Feb. 13).
Full squad report date
Feb. 17
First full-squad workout 
Feb. 18
New faces to know 
RHP Conner Greene, OF Billy Hamilton, INF Chris Owings
Top prospects to know 
LHP Richard Lovelady (No. 13), INF Nicky Lopez (No. 7), C MJ Melendez (No. 5)
Royals' top 30 prospects
Where is the facility? 
Surprise, Ariz.
Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, there are four diamonds at the north end of the facility where fans can observe and get autographs.
Royals' Spring Training schedule
First game 
Feb. 23 vs. Rangers at Surprise Stadium
First TV game
March 9 at D-backs (2:10 CT)
One other notable game
March 19 vs. Cubs in Surprise, night game at 8:05 CT. Should be a huge crowd.
Last game in Arizona
March 24 vs. Rangers in Surprise
Exhibition game
March 25 at Omaha vs. Triple-A affiliate
Opening Day
March 28, vs. White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, 3:15 CT.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.