The LAPD released a statement on Saturday saying WR DeSean Jackson is not involved in gang violence.
Danny Duffy will throw a five-inning simulated game on Thursday.
Duffy has thrown a pair of successful bullpen sessions and if everything goes well with Thursday's simulated game, he will head out on a rehab stint. He may not need more than one start though as the Royals are considering having him slot back in as a long-reliever/sixth starter. Chris Young has been very effective and Jason Vargas has been much better as of late. It could come down to Jeremy Guthrie's next start or two. Analysis: Howard Bender
Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup Wednesday.
Perez took a foul ball off the mask during Tuesday's game and was removed for precautionary reasons, according to manager Ned Yost. He passed his concussion tests after the game, but his absence from Wednesday's lineup could indicate that something else came about during the morning. It could also be precautionary though so look for additional updates from the Royals throughout the day. Analysis: Howard Bender