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Lost in translation: MLB requires Spanish translators, Royals don’t exactly follow rule

Kansas City Royals catching coach Pedro Grifol during a spring training workout on Feb. 26 in Surprise, Ariz.

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(TNS) — Salvador Perez breezed into the Royals interview room on a recent homestand and joked easily with the team’s communications director as he waited for Ned Yost to finish his postgame news conference.
Perez, the team’s All-Star catcher, teased a reporter for referring to Yost as “coach” — not manager or skipper — climbed onto his seat on the dais, accepted one question in Spanish then turned to face the contingent of media waiting to speak with him in the bowels of Kauffman Stadium.
In a thick accent, Perez rehashed a hard-fought at-bat against Boston Red Sox reliever Robby Scott ...

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