KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals are moving to Wyandotte County -- kind of.
The team announced Friday it would use the Kansas City T-Bones Stadium near Legends in Kansas City, Kansas, as a home base for the remaining players not on the 40-man travel roster.
“Just the guys who don’t have major league time yet,” Mike Matheny said of players likely headed to the second site.
The split comes before the Royals host a two-game scrimmage series with the Houston Astros. With the current 60-man roster occupying both locker rooms, the club began sending players to T-Bones Stadium Friday to make room.
“We want these guys to know there’s a large group of people who are relevant to what this roster could look like right now,” he said.
Matheny reiterated the players working out of the KCK facility won’t be treated as minor leaguers, but rather players who can contribute on a moment's notice.
Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) Manager Brian Poldberg will facilitate the workouts with the help of Royals Director of Pitching Performance Paul Gibson and Assistant Pitching Coordinator Jason Simontacchi.