Skip to content

Sal Perez leaves game after being hit with a foul ball

Sep 5, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

salvador perez light blue getty Getty Images

Salvador Perez took a hard foul ball off his mask in the top of the fifth of today’s Royals-Mariners game. He stayed in for a while and even hit an RBI single in the bottom of the innings, but then he was removed.

Perez suffered a concussion earlier this summer, returning less than a month ago, so this is likely a better-safe-than-sorry move.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Hope he is OK. He is a very good catcher.

    In the game itself, Seattle got off to a 5 to 0 lead, but KC has rallied to now lead by 6 to 5 after 7 innings.

  2. sportsdrenched - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    This is not good. The Royals need that guy right now. (It’s September and the Royals need a guy. Weird problem for me to get used to.)

  3. danwilliamsmlb - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    That was a hard shot, right on the chin. I was surprised he stayed in the game at all, because he slumped backward like he had taken a punch from a prize fighter.

  4. cur68 - Sep 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Jeez. Hope Sally’s ok. He’s fun to watch play ball.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. D. Wright (3077)
  2. G. Stanton (2464)
  3. M. Teixeira (2458)
  4. H. Olivera (2377)
  5. Y. Cespedes (2349)
  1. J. Fernandez (2270)
  2. K. Medlen (2162)
  3. G. Perkins (2067)
  4. Y. Puig (2062)
  5. J. Eickhoff (2051)