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March 12, 2018 - 10:44 AM

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Royals on Wednesday signed first baseman Lucas Duda, who played a key, if unintended, role in helping the team win the 2015 World Series, to a one-year contract.

The acquisition puts an end to the Royals’ first-base competition and leaves prospect Hunter Dozier, who has exclusively taken game and practice reps at first base through the first few weeks of camp, without a clear shot at the 25-man roster.

“We’re very encouraged about our first base options going forward,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. “But it puts us in a position where we don’t have to rush the process.

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