The Kansas City Royals today announced that an MRI examination on Wednesday revealed that catcher Salvador Perez suffered a left lateral meniscus tear that will require a surgical procedure. The procedure will take place in the next few days at a location still being determined.
Perez, 21, suffered the injury while warming up pitcher Jonathan Sanchez prior to the game against Cincinnati in Surprise on Tuesday. Perez felt some discomfort in the knee but attempted to play and made it through the first inning before needing to come out of the game. He immediately underwent a magnetic resonance imaging at a local hospital and the extent of the injury was confirmed late last night.
No timetable is available for Perez’s return until the medical team performing the procedure has an opportunity to get into the affected area and determine the severity of the meniscus tear.
The Royals and Entercom-Kansas City today added three games to the 2012 Royals Spring Training radio schedule. The road contests on March 14 against Seattle, March 17 against San Diego and March 24 at the Arizona Diamondbacks will air on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM). All three broadcasts will begin at 9:00 p.m. CT.
All Spring Training contests will be webcast on royals.com, including the games not on 610 Sports Radio. The Royals and 610 Sports Radio will add one more broadcast at a later date due to 610’s commitment to University of Kansas basketball.
The upcoming 2012 spring radio broadcast schedule is as follows:
Monday, March 12 vs. San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14 @ Seattle, 9:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 @ San Diego, 9:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20 vs. Los Angeles Angels, 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21 vs. Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 @ Arizona, 9:10 p.m.
Monday, March 26 @ San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 @ Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28 vs. Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 29 @ Los Angeles Angels, 3:05 p.m.
Friday, March 30 vs. Chicago White Sox, 8:05 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 @ Seattle, 3:05 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 @ San Diego (PETCO Park), 9:05 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4 @ San Diego (Lake Elsinore), 4:05 p.m.
*All Times Central – Game Times Subject to Change
The Royals have a special guest at Spring Training – actor and Overland Park native Rob Riggle is visiting! Rob took batting practice and threw out the first pitch before today’s game vs. the Cubs. Tonight, he will treat the Royals team and staff to a showing of his movie 21 Jump Street, which opens on March 16. Follow Rob on Twitter: @RobRiggle
The Royals split a pair of games yesterday, winning at home vs. San Diego and taking a defeat in Goodyear against the Indians. Today, Kansas City hosts the Chicago Cubs at 2:05 Central. The game can be heard on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com with an audio subscription. Let’s take a look at photos from Tuesday in Surprise:
Luke Hochevar made the start on Tuesday for KC, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings.
Prospect Jake Odorizzi made his first appearance with the big league squad.
Johnny Giavotella picked up his first stolen base of the spring.
Max Ramirez powered the offense with two home runs and four RBI.
Kansas City native Tommy Hottovy pitched a scoreless fifth.
Joakim Soria made his spring debut in the sixth. Soria pitched in the minors for San Diego in 2006.
Greg Holland and Cody Clark congratulate one another after Holland closed out the 7-4 win.
FOX Sports Kansas City will air a special report on Royals Spring Training tonight, March 6, at 10 p.m. Central. The show will also air this Sunday, March 11, at 10 p.m., March 14 at 6 p.m. and March 22 and 6 p.m. Check your local listings!
Alex Gordon homered and Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered a walkoff double in the ninth on Monday as the Royals moved to 2-0 in Spring Training. Today, two games are on tap at 2:05 Central. One squad hosts San Diego in Surprise (610 Sports and mlb.com) while the other plays Cleveland at Goodyear (keep tabs at mlb.com with the Cleveland feed).
Billy Butler hit a two-run home run in the first and five pitchers combined to limit Texas to a run on five hits in today’s 6-1 win. The same two teams will play on Monday, with KC the home team in a 2:05 Central start. The game will air on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com. Let’s take a look at a few photos, starting with Butler’s big hit.
Today on KC Close Up, we check in with infielder Chris Getz. A native of Michigan, Chris attended Wake Forest University before transferring back home to the University of Michigan. Chris was an All-Big Ten selection and a second-team All-America pick with the Wolverines. A fourth-round pick of the White Sox in 2005, Getz joined the Royals in a trade on November 5, 2009. Chris is a newlywed – he married Nicole on January 28. Congrats!
ATH: Our first question is…which Royals player would do best on the following TV shows:
Getz: I would!
2. Amazing Race: (name either one teammate or a pair that would make a good team on the show)
Getz: Jarrod Dyson…for his speed and wit.
3. American Idol
Getz: Danny Duffy
4. The Apprentice
ATH: Other than baseball, most memorable job/occupation you’ve had?
Getz: Detroit Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell
ATH: Besides Kauffman Stadium, what’s your favorite Major League stadium?
Getz: Camden Yards (Chris is a .429 batter in Baltimore…9-for-21 in six games)
ATH: If you could join a band/musical group (past or present), what group would you join and what would your role be (sing, guitar, drums, etc.)?
Getz: I’d be a vocalist for Pearl Jam.
ATH: The NCAA Tournament is coming up…do you have a team that you follow?
Yes, last night Getz’s alma mater knocked off the favorite college hoops team of this blogger and Illinois native. Thanks to Chris for answering our questions!
Today’s photo post is all about the pitchers. Let’s take a look at some of the deliveries from Thursday’s intrasquad game:
(R) – Hard-throwing Jeremy Jeffress
KC area native Tommy Hottovy is sporting Royal blue!