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• Center fielder Bubba Starling got his first pro hit, a single, on Friday night in Burlington's 6-0 win at Johnson City in the Appalachian League. It was the second game for Starling, the Royals' top Draft choice in 2011.

• The Royals signed University of Alabama first baseman Sam Bates, their 28th-round pick this year. Thirty of the club's 40 selections have signed. The signing deadline is July 13.

• Center fielder Wil Myers has 26 home runs -- 13 in his current assignment with Triple-A Omaha and 13 earlier for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He's hitting .306 for Omaha after posting a .343 average in Double-A.