Perez was removed in the bottom of the eighth inning of Monday's game against Cleveland with an apparent injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. He went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run before exiting.
An official reason for Perez's departure wasn't provided, but Worthy noted that the backstop was evaluated by trainers in the seventh inning after taking a foul ball off his mask. Perez stayed in the game and finished out the inning behind the plate before Cam Gallagher checked in for him to begin the bottom of the eighth. Kansas City may have just pulled Perez as a precaution, but manager Mike Matheny should provide more details on the star catcher's condition after the game.