Kansas City Royals place C Cam Gallagher (shoulder) on 10-day IL

Jun 12, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher Cam Gallagher (36) stands on the field before the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals placed catcher Cam Gallagher on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with right shoulder impingement syndrome.

The move is retroactive to June 17.

In a corresponding move, the Royals recalled catcher Sebastian Rivero from Triple-A Omaha.

Rivero, 22, will serve as Salvador Perez’s backup while Gallagher recovers. In two games with the Royals this season, Rivero is 0-for-6 with a run scored.

Gallagher, 28, is hitting .196 with no home runs and three runs in 22 games this season. Gallagher, who made his major league debut with Kansas City in 2017, is a career .233 hitter with six home runs and 28 RBIs in 127 career games with the Royals.

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–Field Level Media