A foul ball that ricochet off of Salvador Perez’s face mask in the 12th inning of Saturday afternoon’s 4-3 win over the Mets was enough to give Perez a low-grade concussion, which will have him out for the foreseeable future.
Perez was placed on the 7-day disabled list that was created in 2011 for players who suffer concussions. Kansas City purchased the contract of Brett Hayes to replace Perez on the 25-man roster.
Yost told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star how things went down with Perez yesterday. (Source: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/04/4388638/salvy-perez-out-with-concussion.html)
“I said, `What’s wrong with you,’” Yost said, “He said, `Ah, my head is hurting. I’ve got a headache.’ So I knew something was wrong there.
“We took him right into the training room. The doctors came, and they took him to the hospital. They CAT-scanned him. Everything (seemed OK). His headache had subsided.
“He was clear and answering questions, but they still deemed it a slight concussion. And they don’t play with that stuff.”
George Kottaras started for Perez in the final game of the Mets series this afternoon.
In an additional move, the Royals placed Wade Davis on the Family Medical Emergency List so he may visit his brother who is in critical condition. Players on the FME list cannot be activated for at least three days and cannot stay on the list more than seven days.
Will Smith was summoned to add another arm to the bullpen while Davis is away. Kansas City’s bullpen has been heavily taxed after working back-to-back extra innings games.