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Mets' Francisco Alvarez poised for return thanks to advice from Salvador Perez

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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NEW YORK — The day after New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez learned he had a torn ligament in his left thumb, on April 20, the 22-year-old hotshot from Venezuela heard from Kansas City Royals star backstop Salvador Perez. After experiencing the same injury two years ago, the 34-year-old Perez, an eight-time All-Star and also a native of Venezuela, wanted to fill in Alvarez on how to beat the timetable for a return in a careful way. During their phone conversation, Perez said he told Alvarez, “I got the same...

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