Salvador Perez hit his 48th home run on the season Wednesday night, tying him with friend and former teammate Jorge Soler for the most in a single-season in Kansas City Royals history. Soler hit 48 in the 2019 season.
A curtain (deservedly) followed the massive home run, in which the Kauffman Stadium crowd showed their appreciation for Salvy. It was truly one of the highlights of his MVP-caliber season.
However, Perez later left the game.
Per Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star, Perez left the game a couple innings after his historic home run because of an apparent ankle injury. Following the second inning, Perez struggled and needed help from teammates as he tried to go into the dugout.
We’ll keep you updated as more information comes out.