Adcock finds a spot on Royals 25-manThe Kansas City Royals announced today that pitcher Nathan Adcock will be on the team's opening day roster, meaning he will stay with the organization for now. Adcock was left off the Pirates 40-man roster in December, making him eligible for this year’s Rule 5 draft. The Royals selected him with the fifth overall pick, and decided to keep him around after he produced decent results this spring. Adcock allowed five runs in 13 spring innings, with four strikeouts and four walks. He had a solid 2010 season at High-A Bradenton, posting a 3.38 ERA in 141.1 innings with the Marauders.

Adcock was a long shot to make the Royals 25-man roster, as the jump from High-A to the big leagues is substantial. In addition, he does not have the kind of upside that...

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