Royals 10, Brewers 0
Matt Treanor made quite the first impression on the Kansas City
The Royals acquired Treanor from the Texas Rangers for cash on
Monday and he caught a three-hit shutout in a 10-0 victory over a
Milwaukee Brewers split-squad.
”I’m very, very impressed,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.
”He’s caught all of our guys like he’s been catching them his
whole life. It’s a great deal for us.”
Kyle Davies gave up two singles and a double in six innings,
striking out six and walking one. He threw 70 pitches, 46 for
”He threw really well,” Yost said. ”It was good to see Matt
jump in there and be on the same page with Kyle. He did a nice job
of getting him through six innings. We had it set up for Kyle to
throw five, but his pitch count was so low, we just had to extend
him a little bit because he missed his last start.”
Davies missed his previous scheduled start to return to Atlanta
for the birth of his first child, and Treanor caught nine innings
for the first time this spring as gets acquainted with a new
”It’s not going to be easy,” Treanor said. ”I’ll spend extra
time getting to know guys, talking to them, getting to know their
personalities, maybe that will help me with them on the mound and
calling the game.”
The 35-year-old Treanor was selected by Kansas City in the
fourth round of the 1994 draft, but was traded to the Florida
Marlins in 1997 when he was still in the minors.
”I always wanted to play for the Royals again,” Treanor said.
”I was young and kind of naive when I left, so I was hoping to get
a chance to come back here. So it’s nice to be here.”
Treanor was traded from Milwaukee to Texas during the final week
of spring training last year.
”I’m getting used to it,” he said. ”It’s a little bit of a
whirlwind, kinda crazy getting setup, figuring out where you’re
going to be at.”
Kila Ka’aihue hit a three-run homer, and Alex Gordon, Alcides
Escobar and Jeff Francoeur had solo shots for Kansas City, which
leads the majors with 217 runs and 43 homers in spring
The Brewers mostly used minor leaguers. Craig Counsell and
Jeremy Reed were the only players that likely will be on the 25-man
Sam Narron allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings for