SURPRISE, AZ (Release/KWCH) - The Kansas CIty Royals today announced that Salvador Perez suffered an injury to his right elbow during Wednesday's workout in Surprise, AZ. He underwent an MRI on Thursday which revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL. Perez will seek a second opinion early next week in Los Angeles from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a specialist in UCL injuries.
Perez had played in just one Cactus League game this spring prior to the injury, and is coming off a season where he hit .235 with 27 home runs and 80 RBIs.
Perez, a six-time all-star and five-time gold glove award winner, also missed the beginning of the 2018 season due to a sprained left knee.
There is no set timetable for Perez' return to the Royals lineup.