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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training.
Pina hurt the knee Wednesday when he twisted to catch a foul tip in batting practice. Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Pina would return to Kansas City, where surgery will be performed.
The 24-year-old from Venezuela was competing with Brayan Pena to be the backup to starting catcher Salvador Perez. Pina made his big league debut last season, hitting .214 over the course of four games in August. He hit .238 in 68 games with Triple-A Omaha.
In other news, left-hander Jose Mijares could arrive in camp soon after working out visa issues in Venezuela. The Royals had not been in contact with him for several days, but Yost said Mijares had simply been out of cell-phone service while taking care of family issues.
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Royals have agreed to terms with relievers Louis Coleman and Greg Holland for this season, leaving five unsigned players on the 40-man roster.
Holland will make 497,150 and Coleman will make 491,750. Both of them had fewer than three years of service time, which meant the Royals could set their contracts.
The remaining unsigned players are right-hander...
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Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training. Pina hurt the knee Wednesday when he twisted to catch a foul tip in batting practice. Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Pina would return to Kansas City, where surgery will be performed.
Royals catcher Manny Pina will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of spring training.
Catcher Manny Pina arrived at the Royals' camp Thursday on crutches and he'll be leaving for Kansas City this weekend to undergo knee surgery.
Yuniesky Betancourt didn't need any help finding his way to the Kansas City clubhouse when he arrived on Friday morning. He's back with the Royals after a year's absence, the result of being traded to the Brewers along with pitcher Zack Greinke.
The Kansas City Royals on Friday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Alcides Escobar and second baseman Johnny Giavotella.
Salvador Perez is a huge tower of a catcher -- standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds -- with giant hands and quick feet. And he tries and conquers most of the vast complexities of catching with a finesse that astonishes veteran baseball people.
For at least a while during Cactus League games, Royals manager Ned Yost will use a six-man rotation for his starting pitchers rather than the usual five.
The Kansas City Royals on Wednesday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with relievers Greg Holland and Louis Coleman.
The Royals on Wednesday agreed to terms with relievers Greg Holland and Louis Coleman on contracts for the 2012 season.
The Royals have 30 pitchers on their Spring Training roster and that will be whittled down to a dozen by Opening Day on April 6. But manager Ned Yost realizes that, in the end, he'll need many more pitchers than that by season's end on Oct. 3.