Kansas City Royals: While Roger Clemens gets the royal treatment in the Astros camp, his old University of Texas teammate Greg Swindell is fighting astronomical odds to win a job at the Royals camp. His 16-year career appeared to be at end when the Diamondbacks sent him home a year ago and he took a job as pitching coach with Texas State University (until recently known as Southwest Texas State). While working out, though, his velocity suddenly returned. "He's a guy with a lot of experience," manager Tony Pena told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. "We'll bring him to camp and see what he can show us." He has signed a minor league contract and will make the big league minimum salary of $300,000 if he sticks with the big team.
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