Royals to don 'Los Reales' uniforms vs. Astros

Royals to don 'Los Reales' uniforms vs. Astros

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals will wear a specialized uniform with "Los Reales" on the front for their game on July 25 against the Houston Astros.

Catching coach Pedro Grifol said that while the translation for "Los Reales" is Royals, it also can mean "regal" or "real."

"But what's nice is that there is a Spanish name for Royals," Grifol said, "which is unlike other teams, like the Yankees, which in the Latin culture is just 'Yankees.'"

Catcher Salvador Perez modeled the new uniform on Tuesday before the series opener against the Indians.

"There are a lot of Latin players and great Latin players in the game," Perez said. "It's great respect for the culture to have these uniforms."

Honorary Bat Girl
Michelle Mueller-Hinton of Grain Valley, Mo., is the winner of the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest and will be recognized before the Royals' game against the Reds on May 20.

After being cancer-free for over 12 years, Mueller-Hinton was told by her doctors that her breast cancer returned. While undergoing treatments the past year, she continued to run a preschool and serve as the education director at First United Methodist of Blue Springs. Mueller-Hinton remains an enthusiastic Royals fan who also volunteers as a team captain for the Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City Race for the Cure.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.