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Kansas City Royals Head To Joplin

As part of the Kansas City Royals' continual support of Joplin, Mo. following the May 22 tornado that devastated the city last year, a group of Royals players past and present will make a goodwill trip to the city on Monday, according to

Due to the Royals having a game in Detroit on Monday, no active players will make the trip. But they will be represented by pitcher Danny Duffy, who is recovering from elbow surgery. Duffy will be joined by former players John Mayberry, Willie Aikens, Brian McRae, Greg Pryor and Shawn Sedlacek.

Thirty front-office associates as well as staff from the Royals' Double-A affiliate, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, will volunteer for a day to build five homes for tornado victims with Habitat for Humanity. The five homes will go toward Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's plan to use sports entities in the state to help build 35 homes.

For more on the Royals and their efforts to support Joplin, check out Royals Review.