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Royals right-hander Jason Hammel looks back at his 2017 performance with a sense of frustration, as well as a commitment to change. Hammel, appearing at the team's Fan Fest in downtown Kansas City, said he took a little bit longer this offseason to rest his arm. He also changed his diet.
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Sitting in his office early Friday morning, Royals manager Ned Yost suggested it was way too early to begin formulating his rotation for 2018.
Spin: Yet it would seem obvious that Yost's front four will be veterans Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel and Nathan Karns. And the Royals will be keeping a close eye on the 30-year-old Karns, acquired prior to last season from the Mariners for Jarrod Dyson. Karns was lights out last May as a starter before he went on the disabled list and ultimately underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, a procedure that relieves nerve tension in the chest and shoulder area by removing a part of the upper ribs. Karns reports all systems are go early in camp. He threw his fourth bullpen session Friday. "We worked hard to come in here with no restrictions," Karns said. "I've had no setbacks or hiccups. I'm as normal as we can be." Karns credits an offseason program of throwing a football to re-teach his body the proper throwing mechanics again. "When you throw a football you have to be mechanically sound to throw a spiral that far," Karns said. "It forced me to use my lower body better. So far so good."
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The current trend indicates that there has been average movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Hammel. In the past week his own percentage has increased by 6.9% . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 4.29% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Hammel is 72.73% and his lowest is 33.33%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 50.00% and lowest is 25.00%.
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