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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.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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