The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club has announced that an open free agent tryout camp has been scheduled for Monday, June 22, at Fairfax Park (3800 Fairfax St.) in Eau Claire, under the direction of Royals Midwest Regional Scout Scott Melvin and Wisconsin Associate Scout Kyle Scharhag.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the camp will begin promptly at 9 a.m. There is no fee required to participate in this camp, which will last about five hours depending on the number of participants.
What are the odds that Tony Pena, Jr. or Mike Aviles would actually make the team if they showed up to this thing under different names?
But definitely check it out if you’re near Eu Claire. After all, if you have a little lateral movement and aren’t literally afraid of a pitched baseball, you may find yourself as the starting shortstop for the Royals this year.