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Second MRI for Salvador Pérez is clean

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The catcher should be fine for the season

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals got some good news today when they received the result of the second MRI on Salvador Pérez, confirming no structural damage to his knee, according to MLB.com reporter Jeffrey Flanagan. However, he did hyperextend his left elbow during the collision. Nonetheless, Pérez says he expects to be ready for the start of the season.

Yesterday, Pérez posted a picture to Instagram showing his knee getting examined, expressing optimism, saying “Getting better already.”

Pérez injured himself in a collision with teammate Drew Butera when the two opposed each other in the World Baseball Classic. Butera slid in awkwardly at home, rolling into Salvy’s knee. Pérez will not participate in the remainder of the World Baseball Classic, returning to Royals camp yesterday. Butera also returned to camp with Italy having been eliminated.

Pérez did suffer some inflammation on his knee and the Royals are likely to take it easy on him as he works his way back. Yost says he expects Pérez to resume baseball activities next week.