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SURPRISE Sean Rodriguez Jersey , Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Perez went about his morning as if nothing was amiss.In his heavily accented English, the six-time All-Star catcher spent some time joking with teammates. He bounced from one end of Kansas City’s spring training clubhouse to the next, displaying the same kind of youthful exuberance as the rookies trying to scrap for a spot on the Royals.Indeed, could never tell that his right elbow housed a damaged ulnar collateral ligament that made it painful even to hit, and that it could require surgery that keeps him out all season.“I have to prepare for that. That’s going to be the worst thing,” Perez said, finally unable to mask the underlying concern. “We’re going to Los Angeles for a second opinion and we’ll see.”The injury occurred during a workout Wednesday, when Perez was playing long toss. He waited until the next morning to see whether the pain remained, and then spoke to Royals trainer Nick Kenney, who ordered an MRI exam that revealed the extent of the injury.Kenney said no recommendations have been made to have Perez undergo Tommy John surgery, but it is a distinct possibility. More will be known on Tuesday, when Perez visits Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who is considered one of the premier orthopedic surgeons in baseball.“What we have here is an injury that is severe enough to where we have concern,” Kenney said. “A lot of times we go worst-case scenario and work backward, because if you go worst-case scenario you can prepare yourself for anything. So that’s where we’re at.”The 2015 World Series MVP is coming off a season in which he hit a career-low .235, but he still matched a career high with 27 homers and 80 RBIs. He also remained one of the premier defensive catchers in the game, and his leadership in a young and evolving clubhouse is considered crucial.The Royals are in the midst of a massive rebuilding effort, and backup catchers Cam Gallagher and Meibrys Viloria are poised to step into a much bigger role sooner than expected.“You know, that’s what we’re going to struggle with emotionally,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authent...ell-jersey , “because Salvy, you can’t measure what he means to a team. It’s not just on the team. It’s in the clubhouse, it’s in the community. His enthusiasm is so infectious.”“He represents in my opinion a lot of what this game should be about,” Moore continued. “He loves to play baseball. He’s enthusiastic. Whether he’s on a great streak or a poor streak during the season, I mean, the fans love watching him play because of his enthusiasm. He’s very charismatic. He does a lot on the field that case you to say, ‘Wow!'”Moore said there was no indication Perez was experiencing elbow trouble during his exit physical last fall or his physical taken at the beginning of spring training. And the fact that it came out of the blue is one of the reasons the Royals are scrambling to decide what to do next.Moore dismissed any thought of rushing MJ Melendez, one of their top prospects, to the majors. And while high on Gallagher and Viloria, they have had a veteran backstop most of the past three years in Drew Butera. But he signed with the Phillies as a free agent last month, and the Royals struggled to lure another veteran in free agency because Perez was so entrenched behind the plate.Now, options are relatively limited until clubs begin paring down their rosters.“You have to ask, ‘What are they going to bring over the guys we currently have?'” Moore said. “We feel very confident about Gallagher and Viloria. And we’ll see how camp goes.” DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Boyd pitched well on Jack Morris Day, but he was still worried about disappointing one of his idols.“I think he might be mad at me for only pitching six innings,” Boyd joked after the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday to win the weekend series.The game started 20 minutes late because of the ceremony to retire Morris’ No. 47 jersey. Morris and longtime teammate Alan Trammell were inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this month.“I think it was great for all of our players to be able to watch that ceremony, and we’ll have them out there again in a couple weeks for Tram,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “There was a lot of franchise history on that field.”Boyd (7-10) won for the third time in four starts, giving up one run on two hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out three.Boyd has talked to Morris several times for pitching advice, even though as a finesse lefty, he’s not much like the famed righty.“The theme of every conversation we’ve had is competing http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey ,” Boyd said. “Compete on every pitch, don’t get pushed around or intimidated and give your team a chance to win.“It was special to be able to go out there and pitch like that on his day,” he said.Shane Greene pitched the ninth for his 25th save.Kohl Stewart (0-1) took the loss in his major league debut, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. He started his career with four scoreless innings, but after he got the first out in the fifth, the next five batters reached base.“I was really nervous leading up to the game, but after the first pitch, I thought I settled in,” he said. “I just needed to make a couple more pitches in the fifth inning and keep us in the game.”Twins manager Paul Molitor said Stewart should get at least one more start.“For his first time, I thought he composed himself pretty well,” Molitor said. “He had a little misfortune, but I think he’s very likely to get another chance.”The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the second when Mitch Garver tripled over JaCoby Jones‘ head in center field and scored on Johnny Field’s sacrifice fly.Grayson Greiner, Victor Reyes and Jeimer Candelario hit three straight singles with one out in the fifth to tie the score.Jose Iglesias beat out an infield single on the 10th pitch of his at-bat, loading the bases, and Niko Goodrum walked to give the Tigers the lead and end Stewart’s debut.“Iglesias is not a guy who strikes out, so even when you are ahead, he can foul pitches off,” Molitor said. “It was a good battle, and Kohl kept pounding the sinker in there and got a ground ball, but not in a place where we could do anything.”Victor Martinez greeted Taylor Rogers with a sacrifice fly Roberto Clemente Jersey , making it 3-1.Max Kepler led off the eighth with a homer off Joe Jimenez, pulling the Twins within a run, but Ronny Rodriguez made it 4-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the inning.“That was a huge hit for Ronny,” Gardenhire said. “He hasn’t played in a couple days, and he only came into this game after an injury, but he got us that big insurance run.”TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: LHP Adalberto Mejia (wrist) will have an MRI on Monday in Minnesota to try to determine a recovery plan.Tigers: Jones left the game after the third inning with a right hamstring strain. He injured himself chasing down Garver’s triple in the second inning and was undergoing tests after the game.MORRIS HONOREDMorris became the sixth Tigers player to have his number retired, with Trammell’s No. 3 scheduled for Aug. 26. Detroit has also retired manager Sparky Anderson’s No. 11 and a blank jersey for Ty Cobb.Morris, who won World Series championships for the Tigers (1984) and Twins (1991), finished his speech by thanking both teams.“It is a great honor to have this day in the city where I spent most of my career, and in front of two teams I love. Thank you and go Tigers and Twins,” he said.The Minnesota native will be honored by the Twins on Saturday, also before a game with the Tigers.UP NEXTTwins: Off on Monday before starting a two-game series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jake Odorizzi (4-7, 4.50) will start Tuesday against Pittsburgh’s Jameson Tallion (9-8, 3.83).Tigers: Start a three-game home series against the Chicago White Sox. Artie Lewicki (0-2, 4.76) will pitch for Detroit against Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.30).



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