Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will miss the entire 2019 season after having Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
The Royals launched Perez’s correct elbow surgery in a data launch.
“Unfortunately, injuries are a part of the game,” Royals frequent supervisor Dayton Moore talked about. “We completely rely on Salvy to return to our membership as quickly as healthful and proceed to play with the eagerness and pleasure that he has carried out with since turning into a member of our group.
“His management and manufacturing on the sphere is not going to be simple to duplicate, however as a crew we are going to embrace this unexpected problem and are excited for the 2019 championship season.”
Perez, 28, hit .235 with 27 home runs and 80 RBIs in 129 video video games in 2018, making his sixth-consecutive All-Star look. The eight-year veteran owns a occupation .266 batting frequent and has 141 prolonged balls since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2011 for the Royals.
He may probably be ready for opening day in 2020 if his rehab goes successfully. The Royals are likely to utilize Cam Gallagher and rookie Meibrys Viloria as their catchers this season in Perez’s absence.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache carried out Perez’s surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles. He suffered the hurt Feb. 27 whereas throwing all through spring teaching drills in Surprise, Ariz.
Perez is due $11.2 million in 2019. He is able to make $14.2 million yearly in 2020 and 2021. The Royals begin the 2019 frequent season in opposition to the Chicago White Sox at 4:15 p.m. March 28 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.