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Royals Spring Training 2012: Yuniesky Betancourt Entering Second Base Competition

Coming into spring training, the Royals second base job figured to come down to a competition between Johnny Giavotella and Chris Getz. Thus far neither player has separated himself and has allowed utility man Yuniesky Betancourt to enter the competition.

"I'd never seen him at second base, and he's come in and (made an impression)," Yost said. "They're all neck and neck. Nobody is pulling out in front of anybody yet. But (Betancourt) is in that race."

Betancourt is a shortstop by trade but was signed to be a utility infielder for the Royals this season. Giavotella was expected to initially win the job but hasn't hit the ball as well as Getz this spring. Betancourt is all but assured of a roster spot with the club when the team breaks camp but the loser of the Giavotella-Getz competition is likely to start the season at Class AAA Omaha.

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