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Perez is in line to see his workload reduced in 2015, FOX Sports reports.

Perez set MLB records in both games caught and total innings last season, numbers that can be at least partially attributed to the team's surprising World Series run. His high usage is exactly what made Perez a valuable fantasy catcher, as rare days off allow owners to keep him in their lineup most days, something that is especially useful in leagues that allow daily lineup changes. On the other hand, keeping the legs of Perez fresh may help his offensive numbers, as fatigue may have been one of the reasons for a 170-point drop in OPS between the first and second half of 2014. Perez is still a top-10 fantasy catcher in most formats, with a ton of upside that hinges on the 24-year-old improving his plate discipline. However, the days where fantasy owners can expect 140-145 games caught may soon be winding down.

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Perez went 3-for-4 Monday against the Rangers with a double, a home run and three RBI.

Perez' bat carried the Royals Monday, knocking in three of their four runs, highlighted by his two-run shot in the third. The 24-year-old has four multi-hit performances in his last six games.

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Perez was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI Wednesday in a 6-1 win over the Twins.

Perez' two-run triple capped off a six-run eighth inning for the Royals. The 24-year-old is having a poor month while dealing with some knee discomfort, hitting .221/.233/.395 in 23 August games.

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Perez is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals have not provided a reason for Perez's absence, but he went 0-for-5 on Friday after being held out of Wednesday's lineup and having an MRI (which came back negative) on Thursday. Erik Kratz will bat seventh and starting behind the plate Saturday night.

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Perez went 0-for-5 with an RBI while catching all nine innings against the Rangers on Friday night.

After being scratched from the lineup Wednesday with knee discomfort, the Royals sent Perez for an MRI, which came back negative. That he was already back behind the dish Friday suggests that the Royals are not overly concerned about wearing him down during the final five weeks of the season.

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Perez (knee) is in the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Fox Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg reports.

He was scratched from Wednesday's game with knee discomfort, but an MRI came back negative on the knee, and he will waste no time getting back behind the dish for the Royals. Perez has had a very productive year, based primarily on the fact that he's been able to play in 115 games. He is hitting .268 with 15 home runs, 50 runs and 54 RBI.

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An MRI on Perez's knee came back negative Thursday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Royals only sent Perez in for an MRI as a precaution, and it verified that there were no issues with the catcher's knee beyond the discomfort he's experiencing. Perez could need a few more days away from catching before the pain dissipates completely, but the Royals could try to keep his bat in the lineup by using him at DH. Either way, any amount of time Perez misses behind the plate will equate to more starts for backup catcher Erik Kratz.

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Perez (knee) will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Manager Ned Yost maintains that Perez is not dealing with a serious injury, but apparently the Royals want him to take another trip to the doctor to be sure. Expect an update on Perez's status when the results of his examination become available.

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Perez was a late scratch Wednesday with right knee discomfort, Fox Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg reports.

Erik Kratz will get the start at catcher, and the team says the scratch is a precaution. Perez reportedly felt good Tuesday night, but that obviously changed in the morning.

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Perez (knee) is back in the lineup Tuesday in Colorado, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports.

Removed from Monday's contest due to a sore right knee, Perez will brush off the ailment, taking on catching duties and batting third in the lineup. Prior to the abbreviated outing, he had put together hits in three of four games, batting .294 (5-for-17) with one homer, three RBI, and two runs.