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Salvy symptom-free, returns to light workouts

Royals catcher hoping to return as soon as Sunday after further tests
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KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez showed up symptom-free at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and ready for a light workout.

Perez was placed on the seven-day disabled list after being hit in the mask with a foul tip during Saturday night's game against the Mets. He was diagnosed with a low-grade concussion. Manager Ned Yost said Perez would be reevaluated after a 15-minute stationery bike workout.

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez showed up symptom-free at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and ready for a light workout.

Perez was placed on the seven-day disabled list after being hit in the mask with a foul tip during Saturday night's game against the Mets. He was diagnosed with a low-grade concussion. Manager Ned Yost said Perez would be reevaluated after a 15-minute stationery bike workout.

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"You exercise in steps, he'll get through the first one today and we'll see where he's at," Yost said. "Everything is moving in a positive direction."

Perez said he expects to return in minimal time, but there are more tests to be done.

"I think Sunday or Monday, I'll be back, that's what I think, but we have to wait, we have to go day by day," Perez said.

Perez also said he was considering switching to a hockey-style mask that would be more protective of his chin where he was hit two other times leading up to Saturday's injury.

Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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