Salvador Perez out 4 to 6 weeks with torn MCL
KANSAS CITY - Kansas City Royals all-star catcher Salvador Perez will miss the first four to six weeks of the season with a torn MCL, manager Ned Yost announced Wednesday.
The injury happened Tuesday night while Perez was carrying luggage up some stairs in his home.
The five-time all-star had one of the best years of his career last season, hitting .268 with career-bests of 27 home runs and 80 RBIs.
Yost said Drew Butera and Cam Gallagher will split time behind home plate in Perez's absence.