Kansas City Royals Player News: All Positions

News: The Royals placed Reynolds on the 10-day injured list Saturday due to an unspecified issue.
Impact: Reynolds was one of three Royals moved to the IL, with no explanation for any of the transactions provided by the team. Salvador Perez later told reporters Saturday that his placement on the IL was the result of a positive COVID-19 test, but neither Reynolds nor Meibrys Viloria has shed light on the nature of his absence. Reynolds had previously joined the Royals on a minor-league deal in November and attended spring training as a non-roster invitee, but Kansas City has since added him to the 40-man roster. Once he's deemed available, Reynolds could be in the mix for a utility infield role with the big club.
News: The Royals placed Viloria on the 10-day injured list Saturday due to an unspecified issue.
Impact: Viloria was one of three Royals moved to the IL, with no explanation for any of the transactions provided by the team. Salvador Perez later told reporters Saturday that his placement on the IL was the result of a positive COVID-19 test, but neither Viloria nor Matt Reynolds has shed light on the nature of his absence. With both Perez and Viloria now sidelined during summer camp, Cam Gallagher is the Royals' only available catcher on the 40-man roster.
News: The Royals placed Perez (illness) on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Impact: Kansas City made the transaction shortly after Perez informed reporters Saturday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, though the 30-year-old indicated he's asymptomatic. Perez said that he won't be available to rejoin the big club for workouts for at least 10 days, leaving him with minimal time to get in competitive at-bats with the Royals' Opening Day game set to fall July 23 or 24. Even if Perez isn't available for the opener, he shouldn't be in line to miss much time beyond that, assuming he remains asymptomatic while he's in self-isolation.