Royals place Miguel Tejada on 15-day DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas
City Royals have placed Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a
strained right calf.

Tejada was injured while diving for a
ball in the seventh inning on Saturday. The 39-year old was hitting .288
in 53 games and had won the starting second base job.

The Royals also activated All-Star
catcher Salvador Perez from the concussion list after he missed seven
games. Perez was in the lineup Sunday against the Boston Red Sox,
batting fifth.

The Royals recalled infielder Irving
Falu, who hit .341 in 24 games last season, from Triple A-Omaha and
optioned left-handed pitcher Donnie Joseph, who threw two scoreless
innings Saturday, to their Pacific Coast League affiliate. The Royals
designated for assignment catcher Brett Hayes and activated right-handed
pitcher Wade Davis from the family emergency leave list.