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Royals Invite 21 Players To Major League Spring Training

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SURPRISE, Ariz.—The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 21 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz. Among the invitations are eight pitchers, four catchers, five infielders and four outfielders.

Kansas City Royals Baseball can be heard all season long on Classic Hits 1530 AM, 102.5 FM, and 106.7 FM KQNK in Northwest Kansas & Southwest Nebraska.

Included in the 21 invitees are 13 players who were originally signed or drafted by Kansas City. Five of the 21 invitees are new to the organization this season, including pitchers Colten Brewer, Brad Peacock and Arodys Vizcaino, infielder Ivan Castillo and outfielder JaCoby Jones.

Kansas City’s 61-man Spring Training roster is attached.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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