Royals invite 19 players to Major League Spring Training

January 11th, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 19 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. Among the invitees are seven pitchers, four catchers, four infielders and four outfielders.

Included in the 19 invitees are 10 players who were originally signed or drafted by Kansas City: left-handed pitcher Austin Cox, right-handed pitcher Andrés Núñez, catchers Logan Porter and Luca Tresh, infielders Clay Dungan, Nick Loftin and Tyler Tolbert and outfielders Tyler Gentry, Brewer Hicklen and John Rave.

There are five additional invitees who are returning to the organization in 2023, including right-handed pitchers Yefri Del Rosario and Ryan Weiss, catchers Tyler Cropley and Jakson Reetz and outfielder Dairon Blanco.

The remaining four players are new to the organization and include: right-handed pitchers Brooks Kriske, Mike Mayers and Nick Wittgren and infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty.