Kansas City Royals 21 year old catcher Salvador Perez will be earning his newly signed 5 year, $7 million contract from the disabled list, at least for the short-term. Perez hurt his knee while warming up newly acquired pitcher Jonathan Sanchez on Tuesday. On Wednesday Perez tweeted, “Heading to KC today — Thanks to all the fans for the support. I will work hard to be back as soon as possible. God bless you.” Early reports have stated that the catcher has a torn meniscus and could miss up to 8 weeks, but the severity of the injury has yet to be determined.
Perez, who is known for his strong arm and defense behind the plate, made a splash during his rookie campaign in 2011, by batting .331in his first 39 major league games and gunning down several base runners.