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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Royals’ Pérez catches for 1st time since Tommy John surgery.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Pérez was back behind the plate for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

The six-time All-Star caught the first four innings of the Kansas City Royals’ 3-1 loss to a San Francisco split squad on Friday.

“I was super-excited to be back behind the home plate,” Pérez said. “I feel great. I feel good. I wasn’t nervous.”

A five-time Gold Glove winner, the 29-year-old had not caught in a game since Sept. 26, 2018.

 

QLE Posted: February 29, 2020 at 01:15 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: catching, comebacks, salvador perez, tommy john surgery

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Royals star Pérez becomes US Citizen at team’s fan event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Already a World Series MVP, six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove catcher, Salvador Pérez became something else when he stepped onto the main stage at the Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest: a U.S. citizen.

Pérez took his oath of citizenship on Friday, the completion of a five-year process that he described as long and difficult, but well worth it.

“I would rather be in the World Series, bases loaded, two outs, 3-2, hitting than go through that again,” he said. “I was shaking and my eyes were super big. But it was fun.”

“Becoming a U.S. citizen is great,” said Pérez, who was born and raised in Venezuela.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2020 at 12:59 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: citizenship, royals, salvador perez

 

 

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