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The Latino ballplayers to watch in the World Series

The Latino ballplayers to watch in the World Series

Posted by Liliana Castaño on October 23, 2014

The most valuable player on either the Kansas City Royals or San Francisco who could decide the World Series that starts Tuesday night may well be a Latino.

Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who hit only .067 in his team’s league champion series, isn’t known for his hitting. His calling card is how he handles the team’s terrific pitching staff that’s the reason Kansas City is on a historic playoff run.

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The Royals have had strong starting pitching in winning eight straight playoff games this October, but it’s been the relief pitching that’s been lights out – with many pointing to how Perez has masterfully called pitches and locations and almost magically soothed any pitching wrinkles.

“Sal is the reason that we have faith that if our starters just get us through six in the ballgame, we can turn it over to the bullpen guys,’’ says Royals manager Ned Yost.

 

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