September 5, 2013 6:46 PM

Perez sidelined as precaution, expected to play soon

A foul tip sidelined Royals catcher Salvador Perez once again Thursday. But perhaps not for long this time. Perez was removed from the game Thursday after a Dustin Ackley foul ball struck his catcher's mask in the fifth inning. The Royals announced his removal as a precaution, and they're hopeful his absence will be short.

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