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Royals Get Bad News on Salvador Perez Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Kansas City Royals received some bad news following Salvador Perez's latest injury update.
The Kansas City Royals received some bad news following Salvador Perez's latest injury update. / Emilee Chinn/Getty Images
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With four games remaining in the regular season, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez remains atop the MLB's home run leaderboard (48). However, a freak dugout accident on Wednesday night has his hopes for a home run crown in jeopardy.

Perez slipped on the dugout steps in the 2nd inning of Wednesday night's contest, forcing him to leave early with a right ankle sprain. For now, the Royals are considering their All-Star catcher as day-to-day, but it's unlikely he plays anything but DH to close out the season.

Salvador Perez Injury Update

Perez has been magnificent in his 10th MLB season, smashing 48 home runs alongside a league-leading 121 RBIs and .277/.318/.553 slash line. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Sohehi Ohtani rank behind him on the home run leaderboard, with 46 and 45, respectively.

Not only has Perez been the league's best power hitter in 2021, but this performance earned him a spot in MLB history. When Perez knocked his 46th long ball of the year, he became the all-time single-season record holder for home runs by a catcher. The previous record was 45, held by Johnny Bench.

Perez has a serious chance at hitting 50 home runs if he's able to play DH for the remaining four games on Kansas City's schedule.


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