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Bell takes over club with league's worst record

Updated: June 1, 2005, 10:35 PM ET
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buddy Bell faces a daunting rebuilding project with a team that could be headed for record losses, and he's promising no quick turnaround for the Kansas City Royals.

Bell took over the Royals on Tuesday and earned a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees, boosting Kansas City's major league-worst record to 14-37. He was given a contract only through 2007, even though returning the Royals to respectability could take longer.

"I really don't think the length of the ...

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