(NEW YORK) — The Kansas City Royals have placed catcher Salvador Perez on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms, the team announced on Sunday.
Perez was hit in the catcher’s mask by a foul tip in Saturday’s win over the New York Mets and appeared to be shaken up. He finished the game, which lasted 12 innings. He was taken to a hospital and stayed overnight undergoing various concussion tests.
The Royals do not believe the injury to their 23-year-old All-Star catcher is serious, but chose to place him on the special concussion disabled list as a precaution.
Perez is hitting .278 with four home runs and 43 RBIs this season.
Brett Hayes was called up by the Royals to replace Perez, who was playing for Triple-A Omaha. He will back up George Kottaras, who now becomes the starter.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN