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Perez back in camp, undergoes 2nd MRI

Yost in 'good mood' after seeing All-Star catcher, who injured knee in WBC '17 game
March 14, 2017

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who suffered an injury to his left knee Saturday in the World Baseball Classic, was back in Royals camp Tuesday morning, and was walking without any visible limp.Perez was expected to have a second MRI conducted here in the morning. Perez's first MRI

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who suffered an injury to his left knee Saturday in the World Baseball Classic, was back in Royals camp Tuesday morning, and was walking without any visible limp.
Perez was expected to have a second MRI conducted here in the morning. Perez's first MRI was in Mexico, and showed no structural damage, only inflammation to the knee.
The Royals, though, wanted to perform their own examination, and wanted to review the second MRI to verify Perez's injury wasn't serious.

Perez suffered the injury in a home-plate collision with his Royals teammate, Andrew Butera, during the Venezuela-Italy game. Perez will not return to play in the Classic.
Royals manager Ned Yost said he spoke briefly with Perez after Perez arrived in camp.
"I'm in a good mood today," Yost said. "I think it's because I saw Salvy. Lots of hugs."

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.