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Royals learning about new manager during stay-at-home orders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) When the Kansas City Royals learned that spring training was over and they were headed home, with questions swirling around if and when they might start the season, Mike Matheny sent them each a copy of a book called “Legacy.”

Author James Kerr tells the story of the All Blacks, the famed New Zealand rugby team that has won more than 75% of its matches going back a century. Kerr breaks down the Kiwis' success and teases out lessons for individuals and teams that have to do with accountability, leadership and developing a winning culture.

It's something that Matheny, who was hired this past offseason to replace the retired Ned Yost, wouldn't have been able to do during the regular season, when the daily grind chews up everybody's day. But with the coronavirus pandemic giving his players more free time than they've had since most of them were kids, Matheny decided to take advantage by giving them a little bit of homework - and in doing so, giving them a little insight into what makes him tick, too.

AVG: W. Merrifield.302
HR: J. Soler48
RBI: J. Soler117
SB: A. Mondesi43
W: J. Junis9
ERA: B. Keller4.19
Saves: I. Kennedy30
K: J. Junis164
AL Central
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Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .247 (18)
Runs: 691 (26)
Hits: 1356 (21)
Home Runs: 162 (28)
Stolen Bases: 117 (2)
OBP: .309 (25)
SLG: .401 (27)
Total Bases: 2203 (27)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.20 (27)
Runs Allowed: 869 (24)
Saves: 37 (18)
Strikeouts: 1230 (30)
OpBA: .273 (28)
OBP: .348 (29)
SLG: .456 (23)
Run Support: 4.36 (26)
Date Player Transactions
3/25 T. Rosenthal Purchased From Minors
3/25 E. Skoglund Designated for Assignment
3/19 K. Gutierrez Sent to Minors
3/19 G. Speier Sent to Minors
3/19 K. Zimmer Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/8 S. Woods Jr. Sprained left ankle (day-to-day)
1/28 K. Gutierrez Recovery from right toe surgery (day-to-day)
1/28 A. Mondesi Recovery from left labrum surgery (day-to-day)
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