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MLB Injury News:
Salvador Perez may not come off the 7-day DL in exactly seven days, but he is making progress. The Kansas City Royals catcher, who has taken more than his fair share of foul tips off his catcher's mask, was placed on the DL a couple days ago. However, he is making progress already.
Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star says Perez is getting healthier and taking small steps toward returning to the field.
#Royals say C Salvy Perez (concussion) cleared for very light workout. Will get on exercise bike for 15 minutes. Small but key step.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) August 7, 2013
Perez made his first All-Star Game this year, and he has helped the Royals have one of their more successful season in recent memory. He is in his third Major League season, but the Royals have high hopes for the 23-year old long-term. Perez has already played in the most games of his career this season.
In 93 games, Perez is hitting .278/.309/.382. Last season, he had better offensive number in less games played. The same is true of 2011. Overall, in three seasons and 207 games-played, Perez is a career .297/.326/.433 hitter.
The Royals are 58-53. They are fighting hard to finish the season over .500, but they are also fighting for a Wild Card berth. While Kansas City might be 8.5 games back int he division, they are only 5 games back in the Wild Card. Perez's return from the concussion disabled list will be important.
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