KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If only Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson could jump into a time machine.
Dyson would go back to May 15 in Anaheim, Calif., and just ignore that towering home run ball from Mike Trout of the Angels.
But Dyson didn't. He ran up the wall -- somewhat Bo Jackson style -- and tried to snag the ball, which was well out of his reach. And on his way down, Dyson somehow got his leg caught in a padding crease. He immediately went to the ground, writhing in pain.
Not long after, Dyson found himself on the disabled list, with a lengthy rehab in front of him.
What stung infinitely more than the pain was that before the injury, Dyson appeared on the verge of claiming the Royals' center field job.
"If I could, I would turn that clock back," Dyson says. "It was a dumb play and I was swinging the bat really well at that time when I got hurt.
"I was playing into that starting role at the plate. I was feeling really good at the plate. The ball was jumping off my bat. I t...