Season may be over for Rays' Eddie Perez

May 10, 2004 at 3:12 PM
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ANAHEIM, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- Left-fielder Eddie Perez of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays may miss the rest of the season because of a torn left Achilles tendon.

The 33-year-old Perez was injured while running the bases on what appeared to be a triple in the fifth inning of a game Sunday in Anaheim. His leg gave out as he rounded second base and he fell to the ground. After a lengthy delay, he was taken from the field on a motorized cart.

Perez was fitted with a splint by Dr. Craig Milhouse, the Angels' team physician.

"I'm not a pessimist at all, but I've seen past history on Achilles' tears. As an athlete, everyone who has tears that is a low point of their careers," Perez said.

"As soon as it popped I knew I was in serious trouble. You known when you're down, you're done.

Perez is batting .211 with one home run and seven runs batted in for the Devil Rays this season.

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