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Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr., right, celebrates his home run with Seuly Matias, center, and Carlos Santana, left, in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 8, 2021, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. will not open the season in the majors, according to a national report. 

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports Witt has been demoted and will not be on the Opening Day roster. 

Witt, 20, has been one of the biggest stories of Spring Training for the Royals. He smashed a 484-foot home run in one game and displayed brilliance at times with the glove. 

In 38 at bats this Spring Training, he's hitting .289 with three home runs and seven RBI. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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