Perez leaves game after taking pitch to the wrist

Salvador Perez immediately turned away in pain after taking the pitch from Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana.

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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Tuesday’s game in the top of the seventh inning after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch.

Perez immediately turned away in pain after taking the pitch from Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. The All-Star catcher winced in pain on the field but walked into the dugout moments later. 

Perez has managed to avoid the disabled list all year, even after being involved in a scary home-plate collision in May. 

Outfielder Terrance Gore replaced Perez on the bases. Gore later came around to score and tie the game. 

The team said initial X-rays of Perez’s wrist came back negative.