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Zack Greinke signing excites new teammates

Zack Greinke signing excites new teammates

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Royals manager Mike Matheny said it best earlier this week when talking about his club’s need to stay prepared and ready for anything to happen this spring. Whether it be through trades or signings or injuries, there were things that could “radically” change the roster with Opening Day just four weeks away.

How about adding a future Hall of Famer to the mix?

“It makes us better for sure,” Whit Merrifield said. “Definitely makes us better.”

Merrifield said he was fired up to hear about the Greinke signing, knowing the pitcher’s track record and what he means to Kansas City as a former American League Cy Young Award winner.

“Anytime you can make the roster seem better, it’s obviously a welcomed thing, especially when you get a legend like Zack coming into the clubhouse,” Merrifield said. “We’re excited to have him. I know Kansas City is excited for him to be back.”

Greinke’s new locker is on the pitchers’ side of the Royals’ spring…

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