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Improving Jones headed to Wilmington


The Kansas City Royals on Saturday promoted Kane County catcher Travis Jones to the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Today Royals Corner profiles the 22-year-old backstop, who was the club's 50th round selection in the 2008 draft.

When Travis Jones was selected in the 50th round of the 2008 draft, he was perhaps best known as the player who once beat Eric Hosmer in a showcase home run derby. While he has always possessed above average raw power, the young catcher struggled through his first few seasons of professional baseball. After being lured away from a commitment to the University of Arizona with a $100,000 signing... Recommended Stories