Royals’ Salvador Perez Placed On DL With Intercostal Strain

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The Kansas City Royals placed all-star catcher Salvador Perez on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday due to a strained intercostal muscle on the right side of his chest, per reports.

Perez, 27, left Friday’s game against the Seattle Mariners after 6 innings of play and an MRI revealed his injury. The DL move was made retroactive to August 5th.

Perez has been durable and his last sting on the disabled list was back in 2012 when he landed on the 60-day DL with a knee injury.

Perez is batting .278 with 21 home runs and 65 RBIs this season for Kansas City who are battling the Cleveland Indians for the top spot in the AL Central and also fending off the Tampa Bay Rays for the second AL Wild Card Spot.

In a corresponding move, Cam Gallagher was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to fill the empty roster spot created by Perez’s injury.