>> Salvy speaks for the first time from the intervention
(Surprise, AZ) – Royals fisherman Salvador Perez returned to camp this week after completing Tommy John's surgery, and told reporters about his surgery, rehabilitation and the future. Salvy was surprised to have suffered the injury.
"Seriously, I never had any problems with my elbow. They showed me my MRI from 2012 and they told me that I had some damage in my elbow in 2012. But I don't remember having any problem. I always put ice on my elbow or shoulder to recover after the games. That was my thing. Seriously, that was the first time I felt any pain. "
He will discuss his future this season with GM Dayton Moore. Salvy is leaning towards rehabbing in Kansas City instead of Miami and will talk to Moore about the trip to street games to help fisherman Martin Maldonado in his first year with K.C.
>> Royals Rally To Top Rockies
(Scottsdale, AZ) – Jorge Lopez was beaten for six runs, five won, out of seven wins, including two homers, in two innings, but the Royals rallied to beat the Rockies 8-7 in Scottsdale. Frank Schwindel and Hunter Dozier were both of the same name and drove in three runs to Kansas City. The Royals will play the Reds today at Goodyear.
>> Marlins Blank Cardinals
(Jupiter, FL) – Pablo López launched six innings of shutout while the Marlins canceled the Cardinals 6-0 to Jupiter. Drew Robinson went 2-for-3 with a double for the cards. Daniel Ponce de Leon took the defeat after giving up seven shots and five runs in three and two thirds. St. Louis today plays square games against the Yankees and the national teams.
>> Options Cards Austin Gomber and Daniel Ponce de Leon In Memphis
(Memphis, TN) – The Cardinals send pitchers Austin Gomber and Daniel Ponce de Leon to Triple-A Memphis to start the season. Both discovered yesterday that they would join the Redbirds rotation. It was not announced if Dakota Hudson will be the fifth card debut. St. Louis opens the regular season next Thursday in Milwaukee.