Catch the second episode of Showtime’s “The Franchise” tonight, featuring one of HBT’s own

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In one of my six “Dispatches From Kansas City,” I described a scene in which Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison approached me during the All-Star media day in search of Royals legend George Brett.

I wasn’t much help and mostly just stood there stupefied, but my exchange with LoMo apparently made the cut for the second episode of Showtime’s “The Franchise,” which airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

So look for a befuddled dude carrying an NBC laptop bag. And catch all the other in-depth action. Here’s a preview of tonight’s show, courtesy of Showtime and MLB Productions:

Reds ink Oliver Perez to a minor-league deal

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The Reds have signed free agent reliever Oliver Perez to a minor-league contract, the team announced Saturday. The deal comes with a major-league invite and could be worth $1.25 million if Perez secures a roster spot this spring, with an additional $500,000 in potential performance bonuses.

Perez, 36, is coming off of a two-year run with the Nationals. He produced a 4.64 ERA, 3.3 BB/9 an d10.6 SO/9 through 50 relief appearances and 33 innings with the club in 2017. The veteran lefty hasn’t kept an ERA under 4.00 in at least four seasons, but he continues to be undeniably solid against left-handed batters, holding them to a .227/.301/.364 batting line over 18 1/3 innings last year.

While returning southpaw Wandy Peralta appears to have locked down a bullpen spot already, Perez will still compete for another role against fellow left-handers Cody Reed and Amir Garrett, both of whom also have experience in the rotation. If Perez doesn’t break camp with the team, MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon notes, he’ll be permitted to opt out of his contract. The Reds are currently looking to bounce back from a dismal performance in 2017, one in which their bullpen ranked 28th among major league teams with a collective 5.63 ERA and -1.2 fWAR.