KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Monarchs signed a former Kansas City Royals World Series hero, Christian Colón.
The Monarchs made the announcement Tuesday and said Colon will join the team for its inaugural 2021 season.
Royals fans may remember Colón's clutch play during the 2014 and 2015 MLB postseasons.
In 2014, during the American League Wild Card game against the Oakland Athletics, Colón scored a game-winning run in the 12th inning of the game following a single by catcher Salvador Pérez.
Even though the Royals came up short in 2014, the following season Colón's presence was felt again after he singled into left field, driving in center fielder Jarrod Dyson to give the Royals a 3-2 lead. The Royals went on to win the game 7-2, giving Kansas City its first championship in 30 years.
Colón was drafted by the Royals in the first round in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft from Cal State-Fullerton. Colón made his major league debut on July 1, 2014.
“I look forward to this opportunity. Kansas City is so special to me and my family — I love the people and the winning culture we have,” Colón said in a press release statement. “All of you guys know things are changing in baseball and I’ve always played for the love of the game not the money. I want an opportunity to prove once again that I have a lot of baseball left."