Royals to be feted by president at White House

Royals to be feted by president at White House

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced Thursday they will visit the White House and President Obama next Thursday, July 21.

The defending World Series champion Royals made the announcement on Twitter.

The visit will come on an off-day amid a nine-game homestand. The Royals have a day game next Wednesday against the Indians and perhaps will leave for Washington that evening.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.