BREAKING: Salvador Perez Sidelined With Elbow Injury

Catcher to receive second opinion on right elbow next week

Courtesy of the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals today announced that Salvador Perez suffered an injury to his right elbow during Wednesday’s workout in Surprise, Ariz. He underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Thursday which revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. The All-Star catcher will travel to Los Angeles early next week to get a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Perez, 28, has played in only one Cactus League game this spring, serving as the designated hitter on Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.