The Royals announced on Tuesday that they had activated the catch. Salvador Perez From the injured list. According to the club, he previously tested positive for COVID-19, and it appears that he has since two negative tests required to return to the playground. Perez is in uniform and is working with the club today.
It has been 22 months since Royals fans watched the six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glover suit for one game. Perez captured the entire 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and did not play the game since September 30, 2018. Perez’s approval for the comeback has special significance for the Royals, who are the team’s only best catchers. 40-man roster, Cam Galgher And Meibrist Villoria, Is currently on the injured list. Gallagher tested positive for COVID-19 last week. No reason was given for IL placement of Villoria.
Assuming Perez is ready for Opening Day and Gallagher and Villoria are not, chances are Nick Dini Will serve as the team’s main backup catcher. Dini struggled during a 64-plate major league debut last season, but he returned to Triple-A in 2018. Oscar Hernandez (Which the Royals signed last week), MJ Melendez, Sebastian Rivero, Freddy fermin And Alan de san miguel Add the rest of the backstops to the club’s player pool.