The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has reinstated outfielder Alex Gordon and catcher Salvador Perez from the disabled list, returning both from rehab assignments.
Gordon had been on the disabled list since April 10 (retroactive to April 9) with a left hip labral tear, while Perez had been sidelined since Opening Day with a left knee sprain. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned catcher Cam Gallagher and outfielder Paulo Orlando to Omaha.
The Royals also recalled left-handed pitcher Eric Stout from Omaha and placed right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm on the 10-day disabled list (lower back stiffness).
Grimm's DL stint is retroactive to April 22, making him eligible for reinstatement on May 2. Stout, 25, has made five appearances with the Storm Chasers this season, pitching to a 4.70 ERA (4 ER in 7.2 IP), while holding the opposition to a .214 batting average. He has yet to make his Major League debut.