Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is expected miss seven to 10 days after suffering a thigh contusion during Saturday’s 8–7 win over the Chicago White Sox.
“Hopefully it’s not going to require a trip to the DL,'” Royals manager Ned Yost said via the Associated Press. '“We're hoping he’ll be back in 7 to 10 days. It could be earlier or later. We’ll just have to wait and see and just manage it day to day.
“Great news, you don’t want to have to put him on the DL and he’s ready to play in eight days and has to sit there for another week.”
Perez underwent an MRI after the game that revealed no ligament damage.
Kansas City recalled catcher Tony Cruz from Triple-A Omaha to fill Perez’s spot on the active roster.
Perez suffered the injury while colliding with rookie third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert on a pop up in the ninth inning.