Andy McCullough, who has most recently covered the New York Yankees for the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, is the new Royals beat writer for The Star.
The 2009 Syracuse University graduate previously covered the Mets for the Star-Ledger.
The Royals post had been open since November, when longtime reporter Bob Dutton took a job covering the Mariners for the Tacoma News-Tribune, which, like The Star, is owned by McClatchy. Dutton covered the Royals since 2000.
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