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Less than three months after being drafted, Brandon Finnegan is in a Royals uniform

On Monday, Brandon Finnegan stood surrounded by reporters in front of a locker that didn't bare his name. James Shields stood to his left, Jason Vargas on the right. Finnegan wore a crisp blue Royals jersey (No. 27) and a bright smile. "It's crazy," Finnegan said. "It's definitely been whirlwind." On June 1, Finnegan was part of a TCU baseball team that won an NCAA Regional. He was drafted days later by the Royals and assigned to Class A-Advanced Wilmington. On Aug. 1, Finnegan made his last appearance with the Blue Rocks before being promoted to Class AA Northwest Arkansas. One month later, Finnegan was added to the Royals' 40-man roster and joined a team in the middle of pennant ...

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