The earliest spring opener in Royals history Friday provided no glimpse of the club’s rebuilt rotation.

It was lefty Will Smith who worked the first two innings — two superb innings, actually — in a disappointing 5-5 tie with the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium.

Don’t look for any marquee names Saturday, either.

The Royals plan to start waiver-claimee Guillermo Moscoso for the second of three straight games against their complex co-tenants. On Sunday, veteran Luis Mendoza will start the weekend finale.

Plans then call for lefty prospect Chris Dwyer to start Monday’s game against Arizona before, finally, the Royals begin testing their real guns Tuesday when Wade Davis starts against Cleveland in Goodyear.

Blame the extended spring schedule this year for the keeping the club’s marquee names under wraps.

“Starters need to get six starts,” pitching coach Dave Eiland said. “With this extra week, if I put them in early, they get seven starts. That’s too many. They don’t need it.

“For me, spring training is too long. I could get them ready in four or five starts, but this is what we have.”