The Royals reinstated catcher Salvador Perez from the 10-day injured list, and optioned catcher Sebastian Rivero to Triple-A in the corresponding move. Perez missed only 11 days while recovering from a sprained left thumb suffered in the first game of a doubleheader on May 17, and the short turnaround time led the Royals to place Perez on the IL in between the two games. Speaking with The Kansas City Star’s Lynn Worthy and other reporters, Perez said that he could be ready to resume catching duties tomorrow, as Perez will be in the DH role for today’s game with the Twins.
Following his huge 48-homer season in 2021, Perez has six homers and an underwhelming .206/.239/.397 slash line over 142 plate appearances to begin the 2022 campaign. Perez has been making some hard contact but with little to show for it, and the longtime Royals backstop hasn’t been helping his cause with one of the lowest walk rates of any hitter in the league.
More on other players coming and going from the injured list…
- The Brewers placed right-hander Luis Perdomo on the 15-day injured list with a right elbow effusion. Righty Miguel Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A to take Perdomo’s spot on the active roster. Milwaukee selected Perdomo’s contract earlier this month and he delivered a 1.74 ERA over 10 1/3 relief innings, but now faces another IL stint. Since Perdomo missed the entire 2021 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, another elbow problem seems ominous, but Brewers manager Craig Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Todd Rosiak and other reporters that the injury doesn’t appear to be too serious.
- The Giants reinstated left-hander Jake McGee from the 15-day injured list on Friday, though his actual return to the field was delayed by a clerical error. McGee was called into yesterday’s game during the eighth inning, except he couldn’t pitch after the Reds told the umpiring crew that McGee wasn’t listed on the Giants’ official pregame lineup card. As a result, Jose Alvarez was instead brought in to pitch, and Alvarez allowed two runs (one earned) to put the Giants into a deeper hole in an eventual 5-1 loss. While not the wildest thing to happen to the Reds and Giants on Friday, it was the latest odd twist in what has been a rough season for McGee, who posted a 9.58 ERA in 10 1/3 innings out of San Francisco’s bullpen before back tightness sidelined him on May 11.
- In another Giants move from today, the club reinstated catcher Curt Casali from the seven-day concussion IL and optioned Michael Papierski to Triple-A. Casali was thankfully able to return in a minimal amount of time after taking a foul tip off his mask during a May 20 game. This opened the door for Papierski to make his MLB debut, as the catcher appeared in five games while filling in for Casali.
Salvador Perez has always been overrated and overhyped
Overrated? Are you high?
Not saying he wasn’t good, but I saw a handful of comments over social media during last season acting like he was as good of a hitter as Piazza.
Not only did he have an MVP worthy season last year, he has done something Piazza never did: win a World Series (and win the MVP of that WS)
He absolutely did not have an MVP season. When he gets his OPS over .900, then come back and talk about an MVP season. He had a great season, but his OPS and OPS+ would have been like one of the worst Piazza ever put up in a single season.
Sal is a much better defender than Piazza though. He had one of the best offensive seasons in the league last year and played a harder position than the 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Sal had a better season than Semien at a tougher position but costal bias meant Sal wasn’t even in top 3 conversation.
Should have kept Papierski and optioned Bart.
Papierski is worse than Bart and that says a lot
Poor guy is 0 for lifetime still. The broadcasters were talking about how his dad taught him to switch hit when was 8 years old. I hope he gets another chance to at least get one knock.
Dang, Brewer pitchers are dropping like flies lately. Woodruff left early last night too. Wonder what the update is for him.
Per MLB, Woodruff left the May 27 game in St. Louis after throwing two warmup pitches in the fifth inning due to what the team termed, “right ankle discomfort.” Woodruff’s swelling has decreased and he was able to comfortably walk around the clubhouse on May 28, but manager Craig Counsell said the team won’t have a full evaluation until they arrive in Chicago for next week’s series against the Cubs. Woodruff told reporters on May 27 that he expected to be able to make his next start, but Counsell said on May 28 that is now “in doubt.” — Jeff Jones
Just to say I don’t think they’ll say much until they get to Chicago. But yeah, not good. And if they can’t get going against lefties, every team is going to run their southpaws out there against them, so Counsell better get his stuff together
I don’t know if it’s just Milwaukee, since I don’t follow other teams much except when they play us, but they can get on base in bunches..they just have some kind of curse about actually putting runs on the board. Bases loaded no outs..lucky if they score 1 run. Seems like it happens 2x a game.
As for Woody, if it’s just the ankle hopefully it only results in 1 missed start. I actually didn’t tune in until the previous half inning so don’t even know if he tweaked it while pitching or what, but I got the impression from watching the conversation with Counsell, trainers etc it was basically anything but an ankle injury. My first thoughts were elbow/shoulder or oblique.
Pap’s 0-9 did not show any reason to stay on…..I wonder if that is it send him to second string in AAA as they have another catcher that can hit better who jumped from A to AAA
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That Giants send of Bart home to end the game was brutal. The Reds are now 2-0 after Pham slapped Ugly Joc Pederson.
Red Necks are 13-7 since starting 3-23.
Good for them.
I dont see Perez’s season getting better after a thumb injury. I bet the thumb bothers him all year.