KC names non-roster invitees, ST report dates

Seven of Royals' Top 30 Prospects get call to big league camp

January 6th, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' list of 19 non-roster players who will be invited to Spring Training includes seven on the team's Top 30 Prospects list, per MLB Pipeline.
Included on the list: left-hander Foster Griffin (No. 6 prospect), right-hander Josh Staumont (No. 9), infielder Nicky Lopez (No. 11), catcher Chase Vallot (No. 12), first baseman Ryan O'Hearn (No. 14) outfielder Donnie Dewees (No. 18) and left-hander Richard Lovelady (No. 25).
Other non-roster invites: right-handers , Mike Broadway, Kevin Lenik and , catchers Nicholas Dini and Parker Morin, infielders , Jack Lopez, Humberto Arteaga, and Frank Schwindel and outfielder .

Maness was in the Royals' organization last season and was recently re-signed to a Minor League deal.
Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise, Ariz., on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The remainder of the squad will report on Sunday, Feb. 18.
FanFest appearances
The Royals released a tentative list of the players scheduled to appear at the Royals FanFest on Jan. 26 and 27 at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City: , , Billy Burns, , , Danny Duffy, , Cam Gallagher, , Jakob Junis, Nate Karns, , , Whit Merrifield, , , and .