Perez leaves game after taking pitch to the wrist
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.