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Salvador Perez returns to Royals lineup after clean MRI on knee

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (right) is back in the lineup.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (right) is back in the lineup. The Kansas City Star

An MRI revealed inflammation in his patella tendon, but no structural damage, and so Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to action for Friday’s games against the Rangers.

Here are the lineups as Yordano Ventura (9-9, 3.48 ERA) faces Colby Lewis (8-10, 5.52 ERA):

ROYALS (70-56)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Salvador Perez, C.

4. Billy Butler, 1B.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Josh Willingham, DH.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

9. Alcides Escobar, SS.

RANGERS (49-77)

1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF.

2. Elvis Andrus, SS.

3. Alex Rios, DH.

4. Adrian Beltre, 3B.

5. Mike Carp, 1B.

6. Robinson Chirinos, C.

7. Leonys Martin, CF.

8. Adam Rosales, 2B.

9. Jim Adduci, LF.

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