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Perez On 7 Day Concussion DL

Associated Press - August 5, 2013 3:43 am

NEW YORK (AP) – All Star catcher Salvador Perez, who was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the Kansas City Royals’ win over the New York Mets on Saturday is going on the seven day concussion disabled list.

Perez came on for defense and was injured in the 12th inning. He finished the game but was sent to the hospital for tests because of a headache. The Royals recalled catcher Brett Hayes from Triple A Omaha on Sunday to replace him.

Kansas City was also without right handed pitcher Wade Davis, who is on the family emergency list, because of a medical situation regarding his brother. Davis, who left Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Mets in the first inning, isn’t slated to pitch until Wednesday against Minnesota.

The Royals recalled left hander Will Smith from Omaha on Sunday. He is expected to be used out of the bullpen.

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