Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/6/12

The Kansas City Royals' plan was to ease catcher Salvador Perez back into daily duties after he returned from spring training surgery on his left knee.

Perez, however, says he is OK and can catch every day. Manager Ned Yost is ready to send Perez out five to six games a week.

Perez, who came off the disabled list June 22, was in the starting lineup Thursday night at Toronto for the fourth straight game. Yost said he would give Perez a day off Friday and that Perez would catch the final two games at Detroit before the All-Star break.

Perez's bat is scorching. He singled and scored in the five-run second inning to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games. That was the first of four singles in the Royals' 9-6 victory over the Blue Jays.

Yost also likes his defense and game-calling competence, and the way he handles the pitching staff.

"Nobody's had a horrible game since he's been back in there," Yost said.

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