The Kansas City Royals have signed Yuniesky Betancourt.
Have you seen the movie “Megamind,” where the character, aptly named Megamind, mopes because he no longer has an arch-rival. I have to admit, that’s a little bit how I felt during the 2011 baseball season. Oh, sure, Yuni was still around, but he was with a really good Milwaukee team, and it all felt so temporary, and even though he still posted a .252 batting average with a .271 on-base percentage and made one of the greatest defensive plays I’ve ever seen while barely moving on other ground balls and hit a few timely home runs and did all the great and powerful things that Yuni does … well, it just wasn’t the same.
But now he’s back. The Royals plan on using Yuni as an all-purpose utility player at various positions. And, yes, I cannot wait for opening day.