Salvador Perez likes to annoy his “hermanito” Lorenzo Cain

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We’ve all laughed at Adrian Beltre’s reaction when one of his teammates touches his head. Now we have a new target of hilarious “abuse” in Lorenzo Cain. It seems his teammate Salavador Perez loves to annoy him and capture the evidence on his Instagram feed.

A great bulk of it is Perez calling Cain “hermanito,” which unless I’m mistaken is “little brother,” with a decided diminutive slant. Then stuff like this happens:

Deadspin has collected Perez and Cain’s greatest hits. They’re absolutely hilarious and a little bit adorable.

Royals, Alex Gordon close to contract agreement

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MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.

Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.

Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.