Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is in the lineup Sunday for the regular season finale. Perez indicated he was fine after dealing with thumb swelling Thursday, but he returned to the lineup Saturday and is again playing Sunday. He'll bat sixth as the Royals attempt to clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) indicated after Thursday's game that he's fine, the Kansas City Star reports. Perez was likely removed from Thursday's contest for precautionary reasons, as it appears he will be good to go moving forward. Given the current situation with the Royals and the impending playoff run on tap, it's possible the Royals will rest their injured players for the weekend series, depending on how much they value home field advantage. If that's the case, Drew Butera seems the likely candidate to receive starts behind the plate.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez (knee) is in the starting lineup Thursday against the Mariners. Perez was taken out of Wednesday's game for precautionary reasons after injuring his knee, but's it's clear the injury wasn't too serious. He will bat eighth in the order against Mariners' starter James Paxton.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was removed from Wednesday's game for precautionary reasons with a bruised left knee, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports. Further details regarding Perez's injury were not disclosed, but the setback does not seem serious, so he should have a chance to play Thursday.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was 3 for 5 with a two-run home run in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday night. A huge hit, Perez erased a 3-1 Tigers lead with a two-out, two-run home run in the ninth inning. Unfortunately, after the Royals took the lead in the 12th inning, Greg Holland gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to fuel a walk-off Tigers' win. Perez has provided solid numbers from the catcher slot all season with 20 home runs and 66 RBI to go with a respectable .258 average.