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As part of a number of roster moves on Sunday, August 11, the Kansas City Royals have activated starting pitcher Wade Davis and catcher Salvador Perez while placing third/second baseman Miguel Tejada on the disabled list. The Royals made the announcement about Davis in a Sunday mid-day tweet.
Wade Davis returns to the active roster, Donnie Joseph optioned to Omaha. Miguel Tejada to the 15-day D.L., Irving Falu recalled. #Royals
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 11, 2013
MLB.com's Royals beat writer Dick Kaegel reported on Davis, Salvador, and Tejada just before the Royals' Sunday afternoon game with the Boston Red Sox.
Starting pitcher Davis was away on the family emergency list following the death of his stepbrother. He last pitched on August 2, so he essentially missed only one start. He is 5-9 with a 5.42 ERA in 21 starts for the Royals. To make room for Davis, the Royals sent Donnie Joseph down to Triple-A.
Catcher Salvador Perez was on the seven-day concussion list following a foul ball on August 3 that -- although it hit his mask -- caused a low-grade concussion. He finished that game but went in afterward for examination of subsequent headaches. Perez is hitting .278 with 4 HR and 43 RBI. To make room, the Royals designated backup catcher Brett Hayes for assignment.
The Royals placed third/second baseman Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf that he suffered in Saturday's loss to Boston. Tejada left the game in the seventh inning. His actual time on the disabled list is undetermined at this point. Tejada is hitting .288, 3 HR, 20 RBI. He was the primary replacement for second baseman Chris Getz, who is eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, August 12. Utility man Irving Falu will fill in until Getz returns.
The Royals enter play on August 11 in third place in the A.L. Central at 60-54, 8.5 games out. They are 4.5 games out of the second A.L Wild Card spot with three teams to overcome. They are looking for their first postseason berth since their World Series championship in 1985.
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