Salvador Perez exited the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit in the right wrist on a pitch from Ervin Santana. He was replaced by pinch-runner Terrance Gore, who would come around to score to tie the game.
According to Star reporter Rustin Dodd, tests were negative, showing only a bone contusion.
The report from the Royals clubhouse: It's a bone contusion for Salvador Perez. The tests were negative.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) September 7, 2016
Drew Butera came in the game to catch and had an RBI single in the ninth to put the Royals on top. Perez is second among all catchers in baseball in games caught this year with 113. He was hitting .254/.294/.455 going into this game.
The Royals are currently carrying just two catchers on the roster - Perez and Butera. Catcher Tony Cruz is on the 40-man roster and could be called up now that Omaha’s season is over.