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Royals Get Great News on Salvador Perez Injury Update After Hit by Pitch

Max Staley
The Kansas City Royals got a great update on Salvador Perez's injury.
The Kansas City Royals got a great update on Salvador Perez's injury. / Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Kansas City Royals were dealing with a bit of a scare when Salvador Perez was hit by a pitch on Saturday night. Thankfully, though, X-rays have reportedly come back negative, which is obviously a great development for the All-Star catcher.

Salvador Perez Injury Update

Perez has had an up-and-down start to the 2022 season. While he's got an AL-best 5 home runs, the catcher is only hitting .234, representing a big decline from the 2021 season, when he hit .273 with 48 home runs and 121 RBI. He's also only drawn 2 walks in 51 at-bats this year. On the bright side, the power is still clearly there.

It doesn't sound like Perez is looking at a lengthy absence, so hopefully he can get things back on track soon.

Still, with Perez likely sitting Sunday's game out, Kansas City is a +164 underdog against the Seattle Mariners.

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