Cam Gallagher Earns Spring Playing Time

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Cam Gallagher Royals

Cam Gallagher (Photo by John Williamson)

SURPRISE, Ariz.—It did not take long for Cam Gallagher to become the Royals' No. 1 catcher in spring training.

When all-star catcher Salvador Perez left to play for Venezuela and backup Drew Butera left to play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, Gallagher was the lone 40-man roster catcher remaining in big league camp.

Such first-string status would not have seemed inevitable a year ago.

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