Royals pick Crow in first round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have taken righthanded pitcher Aaron Crow with the 12th pick in the baseball draft.

A native of Wakarusa, Kan., was 3-0 this year with Fort Worth, Texas, in an independent league.

It's the first time in five years the Royals did not pick first, second or third. They had no pick in the second round as a result of signing free agent pitcher Juan Cruz.

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