Ryan Jackson shining for Royals

It has been a good spring training for three players with local ties in the major league camp of the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals.

Former Owasso lefty Brian Flynn, acquired in the offseason from Miami, has been a starter in his pro career, but is showing his future may be in the bullpen.

Flynn has a 2.25 ERA in five spring appearances, including four in relief. He has allowed six hits in eight innings, walked one and struck out six.

Adams, an outfielder from Red Oak, spent the last month of the 2014 regular season with the Royals. On Wednesday, he was sent down to Triple-A Omaha, after batting .286 with a homer in 10 games this spring.

Jackson, an infielder with family ties to Tulsa, was once a hot prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals and appeared to have been viewed by them ahead of Owasso's Pete Kozma for a time back in 2011-12. Since then, Jackson has been bothered by injuries and bounced around from the Cards to the Astros to the Padres to the Dodgers and now to the Royals, where he may have finally found a home.

This spring, he is 8-for-18 (.444) with three RBIs in 10 games....

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