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Broken arm won't stop Kuntz from chipping in

Broken arm won't stop Kuntz from chipping in

BALTIMORE -- There's no stopping Rusty Kuntz.

The coach was in the midst of the Royals' early hitting workout on Friday afternoon at Camden Yards, his broken left arm in a cast and sling. He underwent surgery on Wednesday in Cleveland where, on Monday, the arm was hit by a line drive in batting practice.

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Later, Kuntz was in the outfield working with center fielder Jarrod Dyson as coach Mike Jirschele hit fungoes. Jirschele is filling in for Kuntz as the first-base coach.

"Probably for another three or four days," manager Ned Yost said. "Rusty's on all that pain medicine and that makes you a little loopy. Rusty will be in the dugout tonight, though, setting the outfield defenses and stuff."

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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