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Royals bringing 19 NRIs to Spring Training

No. 7 prospect Lopez, right-hander Ynoa among invites to camp
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KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have invited 19 non-roster players to Spring Training, 18 of which were in the organization last year.

The exception is 27-year-old right-hander Michael Ynoa, once a top prospect in the A's organization who later was dealt to the White Sox.

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have invited 19 non-roster players to Spring Training, 18 of which were in the organization last year.

The exception is 27-year-old right-hander Michael Ynoa, once a top prospect in the A's organization who later was dealt to the White Sox.

The other non-roster invites are pitchers Foster Griffin (Royals No. 29 prospect), Jake Kalish, Richard Lovelady (No. 13), Jason Adam, Andres Machado and Zach Lovvorn; catchers Nick Dini, Xavier Fernandez, Sebastian Rivero and MJ Melendez (No. 5); infielders Nicky Lopez (No. 7), Humberto Arteaga, Erick Mejia, Samir Duenez, Jecksson Flores and Frank Schwindel; and outfielders Bubba Starling and Elier Hernandez.

Pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz, on Feb. 12, with the full squad reporting on Feb. 17.

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

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