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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 06:39 am
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Salvador Perez, the Kansas City Royals star representing Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic, had to be helped off the field Saturday against Team Italy after sustaining an apparent knee injury in a home-plate collision with Drew Butera - his backup catcher in Kansas City - in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Perez's left knee appeared to buckle as Butera - representing the winning run - tried to score all the way from first on Gavin Cecchini's two-out single that plated Drew Maggi and tied the game 10-10. The following inning, Perez was lifted for Robinson Chirinos, who was behind the plate for the final three outs of Venezuela's wild 11-10 victory at Estadio Charros de Jalisco.

Drew Butera taking out Salvador Perez. Yikes.

— Jeremy Scheuch (@jeremyscheuch) March 12, 2017
After the game, Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel told reporters that Perez is having X-rays on his injured knee, adding that the four-time All-Star said he couldn't walk when the two spoke on the field following the play.

@drewbutera RIP your mentions

— dan haren (@ithrow88) March 12, 2017