KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Mike Matheny had just watched Salvador Perez and backup Cam Gallagher test positive for COVID-19, sending the only backstops on his 40-man roster into quarantine with just a couple of weeks before the start of the season.
The question posed to Matheny was a natural one: So, what do you think about being a player-manager?
“I think I could catch one out of one inning,” the longtime big league catcher replied, “and then I would need some help.”
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