KANSAS CITY -- Aaron Crow can add another line to his job description. The Royals' reliever was elected by his teammates as the team's new player representative before Monday's game with the Twins.
Crow said he doesn't really know what his responsibilities are yet, but he said it was going to be a whole new experience for him. He'll get plenty of instruction from the previous player rep, Billy Butler, whose two-year term was up, hence the election.
"He has responsibilities to give the guys what's going on in the league, what's going on with bargaining, usually, but this is an easy term for him. We just agreed to a new [Collective] Bargaining Agreement, so basically they're just giving out information for guys that just get called up, guys that are getting put on the roster, for dues and stuff like that. You have to pass out paperwork from the association, just make sure everybody's getting information, get everybody filled in on what's going on with the league," Butler said, describing Crow's new duties.
Crow is joined by Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, who will serve as alternate representatives. They're young, but Butler said their emerging importance to the team means they need to take on more responsibilities.
"It's one of those things where you get a guy that -- he made an All-Star team last year. He needs to step up and do these types of [duties], too, have these duties," Butler said.