Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

Salvador Perez C KC 5 Months

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.

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Perez left Monday's game against the Twins in the seventh inning with right knee discomfort, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

The Royals are just labeling Perez's removal as a precautionary measure, with a reevaluation likely coming prior to Tuesday's game. Perez has been one of the more heavily-used catchers over the last two seasons, so it's somewhat inevitable that he accrues some bumps and bruises along the way. Assuming the injury isn't more serious than it initially appears, the Royals will likely be content to give Perez a few days off should he require them.