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Friday, June 22, 2012
MLB Releases Crown Statues For All-Star Game, Royals Make Roster Moves
The statues will be uniquely decorated to celebrate the 2012 All-Star Game, the Royals, and each of MLB’s 30 clubs. Artist Charles Fazzio designed and painted one of the statues.
Collectible versions of the statues are now available as well at the MLB.com shop. The statues are 6.5 inches tall, and should be available through team shops and local retailers sometime next week. Each statue is currently $24.99 through the MLB.com shop.
In Royals news, Kansas City has announced that Catcher Salvy Perez will return for this weekend’s I-70 series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Perez missed the season’s first 67 games, but has been playing extremely well in Class AAA ball in Omaha. However, the Royals will be losing the best pitcher on their staff, as Felipe Paulino’s injury will require him to have season-ending Tommy John surgery. The injury is similar to the one that Danny Duffy suffered several weeks ago, and Paulino will be the fourth Royal pitcher to be forced to undergo Tommy John surgery this season.
The Royals will face the Cardinals tonight at 7:10 p.m at Kauffman Stadium. Vin Mazzaro (3-1) will start for Kansas City, while Joe Kelly (0-0) will take the mound for St. Louis.
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