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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.”

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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