KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) _ Atlanta Braves backup catcher Eddie Perez underwent surgery for a groin injury Friday night and is expected to miss a week to 10 days of spring training.

Perez was catching for Greg Maddux when he was hit by a foul tip off the bat of Pascual Matos during a spring workout at the Braves training camp. The surgery by Dr. Juan Frontera at the Osceola Regional Medical Center was to correct slight bleeding in his right groin.