Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

After long night, Perez gets day off

MLB.com

KANSAS CITY - Catcher Salvador Perez got a rare day off from the Royals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Indians, but it really wasn't because of his bruised right leg.

"It was a late, late long night [on Wednesday]," manager Ned Yost said. "I mean, his leg's sore, but if it was a night game, he'd probably be in there."

Full Game Coverage

KANSAS CITY - Catcher Salvador Perez got a rare day off from the Royals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Indians, but it really wasn't because of his bruised right leg.

"It was a late, late long night [on Wednesday]," manager Ned Yost said. "I mean, his leg's sore, but if it was a night game, he'd probably be in there."

Full Game Coverage

Backup George Kottaras got his 14th start of the season. Five of those starts came while Perez was away on bereavement leave.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

 

Kansas City Royals, Salvador Perez