Royals catcher Salvador Perez is out of action due to a minor groin strain.

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez underwent an MRI on Monday, revealing a mild groin strain. This news comes as a positive development for the Royals following Perez’s early exit from Sunday’s game against the New York Mets due to a collision with Starling Marte at home plate.

Manager Matt Quatraro expressed optimism about the diagnosis, stating, “It was the best result we could have hoped for.” He clarified that the strain is isolated to the groin and not related to any other body parts. Consequently, the team was pleased with the prognosis.

Perez, who is 33 years old, sat out the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox to allow for rest and treatment. Freddy Fermin took over as catcher for the game, contributing with a 1-for-4 performance at the plate.

Quatraro noted that although Perez expressed a desire to play, the team opted for caution, providing him with a full day of treatment.

Perez has been enjoying a strong start to the season, batting .339 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 16 games. He recently hit his 250th career home run on Saturday.

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