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Salvador Perez sent for MRI after knee injury

Mar 13, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

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Craig mentioned earlier that yesterday was a rough day for Royals’ youngsters Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Well, today it was Salvador Perez‘s turn.

According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, Perez suffered an unspecified knee injury while warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez prior to this afternoon’s game against the Reds. He felt well enough to play, but was pulled after catching just one inning.

Royals manager Ned Yost wasn’t aware of the extent of the injury immediately following the game, but Perez had a “noticeable limp” and was sent to a local medical facility for tests, including an MRI. We should learn more about his status at some point tomorrow.

“I’m not going to overly concern myself until I hear what the deal is with him,” Yost said. “A lot of things at this time of year are precautionary. But, yeah, honestly, it’s a little bit of a concern.

“I don’t know the extent of it. I know it was sore, and they wanted to get him out right away and try to figure out what it was.”

Perez made his major league debut last August and batted .331/.361/.473 with three homers, 21 RBI and an .834 OPS over 158 plate appearances. The 21-year-old signed a five-year, $7 million contract extension with the Royals last month which includes club options from 2017-2019.

  1. cur68 - Mar 14, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Ah crap. I’m hoping this is nothing serious. I wanted to watch this guy play live, ’cause he’s got serious catching skillz. Best of luck to ya, Sally.

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 14, 2012 at 6:51 AM

      So much for your fantasy draft sleeper Cur.

  2. sportsdrenched.com - Mar 14, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    No, No, No, (throws things off my desk)

  3. Tyree Studio - Mar 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Salvador Perez ‏ @SalvadorPerez15
    Heading to KC today — Thanks to all the fans for the support . I will work hard to be back as soon as possible – God bless you

    son of a…

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