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The Kansas City Royals have an exciting young core of players. One of the players that makes up that core is Salvador Perez. Salvy - as he is affectionately called around the league - has proven to be one of the game's top young catchers. Unfortunately, the Royals were without his services last night because of injury.
Perez had to leave Monday night's game after banging into the fence behind home plate while trying to catch a foul ball. The injury is not considered serious, but it's bad enough to keep him from starting for the time being.
#Roayls C Salvy Perez has deep right hip bruise. Told he won't start tonight but is available if necessary.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) May 21, 2013
Perez did not come off the bench last night, but the Royals were able to put a four-spot on the board in the eighth against the Astros to ensure victory. The team hopes to have Perez back for today's game, but he is listed as day-to-day and will likely be a game-time decision. If Perez can't play, the Royals will likely turn to George Kottaras to handle the catching duties again.
Perez is hitting .308/.324/.413 this season. He is in just his third Major League season and is only 23 years old. Royals fans are understandably excited about what the future may hold for him and for the team. In his three seasons so far, Perez is a .310/.336/.457 hitter. That's a decent sized sample too (154 games). Fortunately for Kansas City, this injury does not appear to be serious.
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