Roster moves: Royals call up Salvador Perez

Today the Royals placed catcher Brayan Pena on the Paternity Leave List and selected the contract of catcher Salvador Perez from Triple-A Omaha.  Perez is expected to be in uniform for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay, wearing #13.  To create a 40-man roster spot for Perez, the Royals requested Unconditional Release Waivers on RHP Kyle Davies.‬‪

Perez, 21, began the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.  He batted .283 with nine home runs and 43 RBI in 79 games for the Naturals.  Perez went on to bat .333 (16-for-48) with a home run and 10 RBI in 12 games for Omaha.

‬‪Pena will be eligible for reinstatement tomorrow and must be reinstated no later than Saturday.   

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