The Kansas City Royals got some good news today, activating catcher Salvador Perez from the 60-day disabled list. Perez, who signed a five-year contract worth $7 million this off season, injured his knee before a spring training game against the Reds on March 13th. It was later determined he had a meniscus tear in his left knee which required surgery.
Perez made 12 rehab appearances in Triple-A recording a .340/.365/.380 slash line. Last season, he had a respectable .331/.361/.473 line with three home runs in only 39 games. He is expected to take over as the everyday catcher replacing the duo of Brayan Pena and Humberto Quintero. The two have combined to hit .237/.263/.343 with two home runs for the Royals.