Kansas City Royals catcher Erik Kratz (19) warms up the pitcher for catcher Salvador Perez before the second inning during Tuesday's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on July 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Royals catcher Erik Kratz (19) warms up the pitcher for catcher Salvador Perez before the second inning during Tuesday's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on July 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JOHN SLEEZER The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Royals catcher Erik Kratz (19) warms up the pitcher for catcher Salvador Perez before the second inning during Tuesday's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on July 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JOHN SLEEZER The Kansas City Star

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