Randa, Suppan helping to instruct Minor Leaguers

Randa, Suppan helping to instruct Minor Leaguers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals alumni just keep coming.

Former third baseman Joe Randa and pitcher Jeff Suppan have joined Royals Hall of Famers Dennis Leonard, John Mayberry and Willie Wilson in the Minor League camp, helping instruct the young players for several days.

"We're working in player development, helping the instructors follow through with what they're teaching," Randa said.

There's a bit of speech-making as well.

"Motivational things about working hard and trying to get them mentally prepared for the opportunity, if it comes, in the big leagues," Randa said.

Former captain Mike Sweeney, now a special assistant to baseball operations, is back for another session with the Major and Minor leaguers. Hall of Famer George Brett, vice president of baseball operations, has been in camp most of the spring as an instructor.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.