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Royals Salvador Perez tests positive for COVID-19

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The Royals defeated the Indians 3-2. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The Royals defeated the Indians 3-2. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)(WIBW)
Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 12:35 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Star Royals catcher Salvador Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Royals say that Perez is asymptomatic.

On a zoom call with Kansas City reporters, Perez said everyone in his house has tested negative and that he “doesn’t feel a thing.”

The five-time Gold Glove winning Royals catcher is aiming to return this season after sitting out the entire 2019 campaign with an elbow injury.

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