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KC Royals Roster: Wade Davis in, Nicky Lopez out

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The KC Royals made two key moves Sunday. A pitcher stays, an infielder goes.

The vibes have been there for days. Two important roster moves had become inevitable for the KC Royals, and it was just a matter of time before both occurred.

The transactions finally happened Sunday.

Wade Davis will be in Kansas City Opening Day. Nicky Lopez will not.

News of the moves came at different times—the selection of Davis’ contract before Sunday’s exhibition game against Colorado, Lopez’s demotion to Triple-A Omaha after the team beat Davis’ old club in Kansas City’s next-to-last Cactus League game of the spring.