Salvador Perez
C KC
12 hours ago

Perez went 0-for-3 in Friday's Cactus League game, his first game action since March 6.

EDGE Analysis

Perez has been hampered by knee inflammation and a hyperextended left elbow, but it appears all systems are go at this point. The Royals will likely give him plenty of at-bats within the coming week as he prepares for Opening Day. Perez is aiming to earn a fifth consecutive All-Star nod after slamming a career-high 22 home runs over 139 games last season.

Salvador Perez
C KC
4 days ago

Perez (elbow), who is serving as the team's DH for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Padres, is expected to catch in games Friday and Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez hurt his knee during a collision at home plate during the World Baseball Classic, but that injury is no longer concern, and it's instead a hyperextended left elbow that's presenting more trouble at this time. However, it seems he's just about healed up now, and once he gets behind the plate over the weekend, he should be considered ready to go for the start of the season. The Royals are once again preparing to hand Perez one of the heftier workloads at catcher this season, which should help him in racking up counting stats.

Salvador Perez
C KC
5 days ago

Perez (knee/elbow) is scheduled to DH on Wednesday and play catch on friday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be his first action back since hyperextending his left knee during a World Baseball Classic game, although the 26-year-old will only be able slot in as the DH due to an elbow injury that he is also dealing with. Neither of the injuries are thought to be serious, however, and barring any setbacks, Perez still expects to be ready for Opening Day.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

According to manager Ned Yost, Perez (knee/elbow) also hyperextended his left elbow a bit in the collision that removed him from WBC play, which could keep him out for a week, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals don't seem overly concerned with the backstop's knee anymore, and it seems like this elbow issue will ultimately cost him more time than the knee injury. Either way, Perez is still projected to be back to full health relatively quickly and expects to be completely ready for Opening Day.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

Perez's second MRI was returned negative, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was said to be in good spirits Wednesday, having avoided a serious injury as a result of a collision in Saturday's WBC game. The initial MRI showed inflammation in the knee but no structural damage, and the follow-up test confirmed that diagnosis. While Perez is uncertain when exactly he may return to games, he is confident he will be good to go for the start of the regular season.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

Perez (knee) is going for a second MRI Tuesday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

His MRI on Sunday showed no damage beyond inflammation, but either the Royals or the player were unsatisfied with the results, so he will go for a second test Tuesday. This suggests the knee issue is more than just a day-to-day ailment, but we won't know how much longer he will be sidelined until after the results are released.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

Perez (knee) had an MRI Sunday and the results showed "no damage beyond inflammation," Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a very good sign for the Royals, as what seemed like a nasty injury may turn out to be a relatively minor incident. Perez is expected to return to Royals camp to have his knee further examined, but as of now, it seems like the All-Star backstop will simply have to rest for a couple weeks before resuming his high workload behind the dish.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

Perez is dealing with inflammation, Jon Heyman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was injured during Team Venezuela's game against Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic. The injury looked pretty dire, but Heyman's report suggests Perez should be okay without any serious intervention.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

Perez, who injured his knee in a collision at home plate Saturday, is headed for X-rays to determine the severity, Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez said he was unable put any weight on his leg after sustaining the injury, forcing him to be helped off the field by multiple trainers. He is headed for X-rays, and the Royals and their star backstop are holding their breaths for the time-being. More should be known about his status once the test results are back, so expect another update then.

Salvador Perez
C KC
2 weeks ago

Perez was injured during a collision at home plate during Saturday's WBC game, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although specifics of the injury aren't yet known, it would be a big blow for the Royals if their star catcher had to miss extended time. Perez had to be helped to the clubhouse by trainers after the incident, and it appeared to be an ankle injury. His status will be updated when more information is made available.