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Salvador Perez placed on concussion disabled list

Aug 4, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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Rough news here for the scorching-hot Royals.

According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, catcher Salvador Perez was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Sunday morning. His concussion has been labeled “low grade” by the Royals medical staff but any brain injury is serious and Perez is likely to miss at least a few weeks.

George Kottaras will be the primary fill-in behind the plate and Brett Hayes will serve as his backup. The Royals are 12-3 since the All-Star break and moving into the hunt for one of the two American League Wild Card spots. They’re 7 1/2 games back of the Tigers in the American League Central standings entering Sunday’s series finale with the Mets.

  1. ironhorseblues - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    wow, Royals luck is the worst. struggling to get .500 then this. they sure could use Wil Meyers right about now…

  2. soonerbassist - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    @ironhorseblues Yeah, not really.

  3. kcrobert10 - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    This is a tough loss but its baseball next guy needs to step up.

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