Perez returns to Venezuela after grandmother's passing

Perez returns to Venezuela after grandmother's passing

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals will be without catcher Salvador Perez for the next few days.

Perez returned to his home in Valencia, Venezuela, on Saturday after learning of the death of his maternal grandmother. He'll be placed on the bereavement list on Sunday and can remain there for three to seven days.

The Royals are bringing up catcher Adam Moore from Triple-A Omaha during Perez's absence. Moore is hitting .190 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in 24 games for the Storm Chasers.

Moore got into four games for the Royals last September and hit a home run in his first at-bat. Overall he was 2-for-11 (.182).

Perez was sitting out Saturday's game, giving his bruised right hip a chance to heal further, when he learned of his grandmother's passing. He left immediately for Venezuela.

He had been expected to return to the lineup on Sunday in the series finale against the Angels.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.