Royals hope youth plays a big plus

The Kansas City Royals youth will be put to the test in the shortened 60-game Major League Baseball season.

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July 15, 2020 - 11:04 AM

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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