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Royals | More on Billy Butler decision
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:50:40 -0700

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost chose to sit 1B Billy Butler in favor of 1B Eric Hosmer Friday, April 5, mostly because the team will face left-handed pitchers for the rest of the weekend. "If I sit Hos today," Yost said, "he doesn't (start) for three days. If a pitcher has never faced a hitter, the advantage kind of goes to the pitcher. Kendrick has never faced Billy or Hos." OF Jeff Francoeur is also 9-for-22 in his career against Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick. Yost is reluctant to put Hosmer in the outfield, so Francoeur will likely start all three games against the Phils. INFs Miguel Tejada and Elliot Johnson might also see playing time this weekend.

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7/25 - White Sox | Brett Lawrie still out vs. Cubs
7/25 - Athletics | Yonder Alonso sits versus southpaw
7/25 - Brewers | Domingo Santana shut down
7/25 - Athletics | Josh Reddick starting Monday
7/25 - Athletics | Coco Crisp still sidelined
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7/25 - Rockies | Daniel Descalso the DH Monday
7/25 - White Sox | Chris Sale scheduled for Thursday
7/25 - Rockies | David Dahl debuts in left field
7/25 - White Sox | Anthony Ranaudo facing Cubs Wednesday
7/25 - Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn hitting ninth Monday
7/25 - Rangers | Neck surgery likely for Prince Fielder
7/25 - Cubs | Willson Contreras, Javier Baez starting
7/25 - Cubs | Addison Russell right back in the linup
7/25 - Cubs | Dexter Fowler serving as designated hitter
7/25 - Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo takes a seat
7/25 - Brewers | Chris Carter sitting vs. Arizona
7/25 - Cardinals | Randal Grichuk, Kolten Wong out
7/25 - Athletics | Rich Hill's finger healing
7/25 - Orioles | Hyun-soo Kim eyeing Tuesday return?
7/25 - Phillies | Maikel Franco returns from injury
7/25 - Red Sox | Craig Kimbrel closing in on return
7/25 - Tigers | Cameron Maybin sitting out
7/25 - Red Sox | Mookie Betts had knee drained
7/25 - Astros | Alex Bregman batting sixth against Yankees
7/25 - Padres | Melvin Upton out of lineup again
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