Back in December Rangers pitcher Martin Perez broke the elbow on his non-pitching arm when a bull charged him on his ranch in Venezuela. He’s better now — he recovered faster than expected and made his spring debut for the Rangers over the weekend.
Can’t say the same for the bull. From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
“I killed him and I ate him,” Perez said . . . “It was good meat. No more bull.”
Chase Utley is lucky he broke Ruben Tejada‘s leg and not Perez’s, that’s for sure.
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.