Salvador Perez on his timeline to return; Gordon out of Royals lineup with injury



April 9, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez leaves a news conference after talking about the grade 2 tear of his medial collateral ligament.

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As the Royals returned to Kauffman Stadium on Monday, ready to embark on a seven-game homestand, manager Ned Yost used the designated-hitter spot to put two catchers in his starting lineup.

But it was a third who drew the pregame attention.

Salvador Perez took live swings, ran the bases and threw from his catcher’s stance to second base before Monday’s game with the Seattle Mariners, his first such workout since he tore a ligament in his knee two days before Opening Day.

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