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Salvador Perez Leaving Spring Training With Knee Injury

The Royals promising young catcher is headed back to Kansas City for further medical evaluations on his sore knee.

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez left spring training on Wednesday after injuring his knee before the Royals spring training game with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday:

He tried to play in the first inning but left with a noticeable limp and was replaced in the lineup by Cody Clark.

The 21-year old catcher hit .331/.361/.473 in 39 games with Kansas City last season, showing enough promise that the franchise locked him up with a 5-year $7 million contract in the off-season.

However, a knee injury is never a good sign for a young player, especially a catcher who spends most of his time crouching behind the plate:

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