Bubba Starling will participate in Kansas City Royals spring training in Arizona. Spring training begins next month in Surprise, Ariz.
Starling, a 2011 first-round draft pick by the Royals, graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School in 2011. He played last season with the Wilmington (N.C.) Blue Rocks.
Starling was one of 23 non-roster players invited to the Royals’ spring training camp. Starling was one of two outfielders to receive an invite. He is scheduled to begin full-squad workouts on Feb. 25. Catchers and pitchers report to spring training on Feb. 19.