Perez Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Courtesy of the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals today announced that Salvador Perez underwent a successful repair of his ulnar collateral ligament (Tommy John surgery) earlier today in a procedure performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Perez, 28, suffered the injury last Wednesday while throwing during Spring Training drills in Surprise, AZ. The six-time All-Star and five-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner is expected to miss the entire 2019 season.

“Unfortunately injuries are a part of the game,” said Dayton Moore, Royals Senior Vice President/General Manager. “We fully expect Salvy to return to our club once healthy and continue to play with the passion and enjoyment that he has played with since joining our organization. His leadership and production on the field will not be easy to replicate, but as a team we will embrace this unforeseen challenge and are excited for the 2019 championship season.”

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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.