Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke, right, wipes his brow as he confers with pitching coach Bob McClure, left, and catcher Jason Kendall on Wednesday in Peoria, Ariz. The Royals will start the season without much depth behind the 2009 Cy Young winner. K.C. recently was forced to put No. 2 starter Gil Meche on the disabled list because of shoulder stiffness.