Perez out of lineup after birth of second son

Perez out of lineup after birth of second son

KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from the starting lineup on Monday vs. the A's as he was with his girlfriend Gaby Ruiz, who gave birth to their son, Johan Salvador.

It is Perez's second son -- the oldest is named Salvador.

Perez was replaced in the starting lineup by Drew Butera.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.