Found March 16, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
This Saturday, Ivie League Productions brings you The Payoff Pitch. An internet radio broadcast, Full Spectrum Baseball presents The Payoff Pitch is hosted every week by Jay Ferraro and Ben Nisman.  The two actors break down all things baseball and fantasy baseball in the hour long show every Saturday and Sunday. This week, Robert Ford from 610 Radio in Kansas City will join the guys to talk about the young Royals and why they fully believe it is “Our Time”.  Robert will bring a live report from Arizona and talk Spring Training, Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez and much more.  You can follow Robert Ford on Twitter by clicking here. In addition to Ford, the guys will be joined by Reckless Kelly.  Austin roots-rock band Reckless Kelly is beloved among fans worldwide for combining deep, meaningful songwriting, instrumental mastery and a wild spirit of irreverence, rebellion and genius — and for its philanthropy. Through its Reckless Kelly Charitable Youth Foundation, the band created an...

Royals' Salvador Perez has surgery

Royals catcher Salvador Perez had surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss at least three months. The surgery was performed at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles by Dr. Clarence Shields and team physician Dr. Vincent Key. The doctors said Perez will need 12-14 weeks to recover. The 21-year-old Perez hurt his knee while warming up pitcher Jonathan...

The Alcides Escobar Extension: Indispensable Notes

You can try to dispense of these notes on the Alcides Escobar extension, but you won’t be able to: as the title of this post suggests, they’re indispensible. Regarding Alcides Escobar, The Extension He Signed Escobar and the Royals agreed Thursday to a four-year, $10.5 million extension that includes a pair of club options that could bring the overall value of the contract to...

Former Brewers form Royals' young nucleus

SURPRISE, Ariz. The Milwaukee Brewers long admired Alcides Escobar's ability at shortstop, so much so that they parted with longtime starter J.J. Hardy to make room for the young prospect at the major league level. With just two big league seasons under his belt, Escobar was rewarded with a four-year contract extension this week.Unfortunately for the Brewers, he signed that...

Royals lock up SS Escobar with 4-yr extension

The Kansas City Royals have signed shortstop Alcides Escobar to a $10.5 million, four-year contract extension that includes two option years that could drive the value to $21.75 million. The team announced the deal Thursday. Escobar will make $1 million this season and $3 million each of the next two seasons. The options are for $5.25 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017 with...

Royals Reach Deal With Escobar

ROYALS SIGN SHORTSTOP ALCIDES ESCOBAR TO A MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT Four-Year Guaranteed Contract Also Includes Club Options for 2016 and 2017 SURPRISE, AZ (March 15, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals today announced the club has reached an agreement on a multi-year contract with shortstop Alcides Escobar. The contract includes four guaranteed years through the 2015 season, then club options...

Royals' Perez to miss 3-4 months after knee surgery

Remember Salvador Perez, the Royals catcher who the team recently signed to a long extension for seven figures total? Well, Perez underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and he's expected to be out 12 to 14 weeks. This is a huge blow for a youthful Royals team. While Perez had minimal experience in the major leagues, the team was clearly counting...

Salvador Perez Suffers Knee Injury

Salvador Perez won’t be ready for Opening Day. Less than a month after the Kansas City Royals rewarded him with a five-year, $7 million contract, Perez now has a meniscus tear — an injury serious enough that the Royals decided to send its starting catcher back to Kansas City for surgery. Now that there’s some uncertainty surrounding Perez, it’s unclear how the Royals will...

Bad news: Salvador Perez injures his knee during spring training, requiring surgery

This week I was going to write about the four lefty relievers who are vying for the two left-handed reliever spots in the Kansas City Royals bullpen, but catcher Salvador Perez had to go and injure his knee Tuesday. Trust me, I’d rather write about the lefty situation in the bullpen, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t write about this disappointing news. Perez tore the meniscus...

Royals catcher Perez out 3 months after knee surgery

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is expected to be sidelined for three months after undergoing knee surgery Friday. Perez had a torn meniscus in his left knee repaired during the procedure. Recovery time is estimated at 12 to 14 weeks. The 21-year-old Perez was expected to open the season as Kansas City's starting catcher. A late-season callup in 2011, he batted ...

Royals ink SS Escobar to four-year deal

The Kansas City Royals signed shortstop Alcides Escobar to a four-year contract Thursday. The deal is worth $10.5 million and includes two team options. The 25-year-old Escobar batted .254 with four home runs, 46 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in his first season with Kansas City. He was acquired in the deal that sent pitcher Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers in December 2010.

Royals catcher out with knee injury

Kansas City Royals 21 year old catcher Salvador Perez will be earning his newly signed 5 year, $7 million contract from the disabled list, at least for the short-term.  Perez hurt his knee while warming up newly acquired pitcher Jonathan Sanchez on Tuesday. On Wednesday Perez tweeted, “Heading to KC today — Thanks to all [...]

Royals’ Perez Out With Knee Injury

Well that didn’t take long. Here at RBTS we recently wrote a season preview on the Royals, which noted that young catcher Salvador Perez (.331/.361/.473 in 158 plate appearances in 2011) would be a big part of their upcoming season. According to many sources, he suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee that will

Salvador Perez out 3-4 months

Looks like Brayan Pena will be getting more work than at first though.  After innitial reports had Salvador Perez out only a few weeks, the Royals announce today that the star catcher will be missing 3-4 months instead.  This means the Royals won’t have the services of Perez until mid-June at the earliest. This means [...]

Royals Go Back To The Well

In the spring of 2004, the Royals gave their pre-arbitration shortstop an $11m, 4 year contract extension. This afternoon, the Royals gave their pre-arbitration shortstop a $10.5m, 4 year extension. Last time around, the Royals were re-upping the reigning AL Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa who has just finished his first full season with a .287/.338/.451 slash line to go along with...
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