Royals' Perez Has Surgery

4 years 7 months 6 days ago March 16, 2012 Mar 16, 2012 Friday, March 16 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012 7:06:28 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SURPRISE, AZ -- Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez had surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss at least three months.

The surgery was performed at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles by Dr. Clarence Shields and team physician Dr. Vincent Key. The doctors said Perez will need 12-14 weeks to recover.

The 21-year-old Perez hurt his knee while warming up pitcher Jonathan Sanchez prior to a spring training game Tuesday. Perez reported some discomfort and left after the first inning.

Perez hit .331 in 39 games with the Royals last season after a promotion Aug. 10. He signed a five-year, $7 million contract Feb. 27 with a club option for three more years that could be worth $26.75 million if all the performance bonuses are reached.

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