Perez expected to be back behind plate

Perez expected to be back behind plate

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Catcher Salvador Perez was out of the Royals' lineup on Tuesday, a day after leaving a game against the Mariners with a bruised lower left palm, but he's expected to play on Wednesday against the A's.

Perez left Monday's game after taking a foul tip of his glove hand in the second inning.

"He's real good," manager Ned Yost said. "It's a bit of a bruise. He's playing tomorrow. He could've played today, but when you swing, that's where the knob is, so I'm going to give him one more day."

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.