February 21, 2014 9:20 AM

Yost recalls his first impression of Salvador Perez

When Ned Yost took over as Royals manager, he has said many times, three players immediately jumped out to him: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez. All were minor-leaguers. Yet all exuded the sort of qualities that appeal to life-long baseball men.

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