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Sunday, March 12, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: SALVADOR PEREZ (KNEE) AVOIDS UTTER DISASTER

The fraternity that owns Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez for 2017 fantasy baseball could have caused a Category 5 hurricane due to the force of their collective exhale late Saturday night when it was learned that their backstop suffered no structural damage in the left knee that buckled in a home plate collision in a WBC game against Italy.  It certainly looked ugly upon first glance as Italy's Drew Butera crashed into Perez and his left knee, leaving the latter writhing in pain on the ground and then needing to be carried into the locker room for testing.  The big news though was that again no structural damage was found and that Perez is just dealing with inflammation.  That means he should be good to go for Opening Day where Perez has cemented himself as one of the better hitting catchers in fantasy baseball; capable of hitting 20-25 home runs but with an average that has dropped off the last few seasons.  Let this be a lesson to those who own players in the WBC however and that is to hope upon hope that needless disasters like that avoided with Perez is not an issue for your players.


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