Royals Activate Perez; Paulino Tears Elbow Ligament
Associated Press - Fri 05:22 PM 06/22/2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Royals pitcher Felipe Paulino has a torn
ligament in his right elbow, tempering the positive news that
catcher Salvador Perez is finally coming off the disabled list.
The Royals announced in a statement Friday that team doctors
diagnosed Paulino with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which
usually requires season-ending reconstructive surgery. Paulino will
get a second opinion from Angels medical director Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Paulino had been Kansas City's best starter, going 3-1 with a
1.67 ERA in seven starts. He had been on the DL since June 9
because of a strained groin, and the elbow injury was discovered
after he pitched three innings in a rehab start Wednesday night.
Royals starter Danny Duffy, reliever Blake Wood and closer
Joakim Soria have already needed Tommy John surgery this season.