Royals expect Perez to return on Monday

ARLINGTON -- Royals manager Ned Yost said he expects catcher Salvador Perez to return on Monday. Perez went home to Valencia, Venezuela, following the death of his maternal grandmother.

Yost said he has not been in contact with Perez since he left on Saturday. Perez was placed on the bereavement list, and he can remain on the list for three to seven days. Perez will not be paid after the week is up.

"It's been really hard to get a hold of him, but Sal's got his priorities right taking care of his family," Yost said. "So when he gets back, he'll have everything under control."

The Royals called up Adam Moore from Triple-A Omaha in Perez's absence. Moore started behind the plate on Friday in the series opener against the Rangers. Moore was 0-for-4 in his previous three games since being called up.

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.