The Royals got some good news today when it was confirmed that Salvador Perez suffered only a bone bruise in Tuesday night’s game against the Twins, according to reporter Jon Heyman. Perez was struck in the right wrist by a pitch from Ervin Santana in the seventh inning, exiting the game and replaced by pinch-runner Terrance Gore, who came around to score the game-tying run.
Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd reported that Perez underwent a fluroscan last night, which came up negative. Ned Yost does not expect to play Perez for today’s game against the Twins, and the Royals have an off day on Thursday.
A bone bruise can lead to time on the disabled list, but Heyman’s tweet suggests the Royals do not expect Perez to miss much time.
injury-wracked #royals get break. salvy perez is confirmed to have only bone bruise this a.m. after hbp on wrist last nite.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 7, 2016
The Royals currently have only one other catcher on the roster, Drew Butera, although they can recall catcher Tony Cruz from Omaha now that their season is over. Cruz is already on the 40-man roster.
Afternoon update: Rustin Dodd confirms no fracture. Royals hope to get Salvador Perez back by Friday.
Ned Yost said Salvador Perez had a more extensive X-ray done today. Confirmed no fracture. He's hoping Perez returns Friday in Chicago.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) September 7, 2016