His explanation? Missed a step.
Perez, a five-time All-Star, is one of the best defensive catchers in the game. He set career-highs in home runs (27) and RBIs (80) last year while posting a .268/.297/.495.
The Royals face a tall task in competing with the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. A major injury like this out of the gates only makes it more difficult.
Freak injuries are as big a part of baseball as the 7th-inning stretch, but this one stand out in terms of severity. Unlucky break.