Royals fans know that catcher Salvador Perez has previously used his Instagram account to post videos in which he is tormenting Lorenzo Cain.
On Thursday, however, Perez posted a sentimental message about Eric Hosmer. It came a day after reports about Hosmer getting a seven-year, $147 million offer from the Royals surfaced. He also has an offer from the Padres.
Does Perez know something fans don’t?
It’s impossible to know, but Perez posted a photo of himself with Hosmer and wrote in Spanish and English: “The brother that GOD and Baseball gave me.” He included the hashtag: #thebestforyoubrother.
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Does that mean Hosmer is coming back? Or was it a farewell message? Was it a recruiting pitch? Or perhaps it was just to voice support. The comments on the post were all over the map as Royals fans tried to guess the meaning.