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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Salvador Perez was named as the 2015 World Series Most Valuable Player.
Perez hit .364 (8-for-22) with a pair of home runs in the series while playing tremendous defense behind the plate and leading the Royals pitching staff. He became the first catcher to take home the honor since Pat Borders for the 1992 Blue Jays. In total, he hit .259/.328/.517 with four homers and eight RBI in the postseason. Nov 2 - 12:54 AM

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Salvador Perez delivered three hits Saturday in the Royals’ win over the Mets in Game 4 of the World Series.

Perez is the leader in the clubhouse for World Series MVP. He’s hitting .412 for the series with two doubles and three runs scored. He reached base in both of his at-bats against Steven Matz, first with a single in the second inning and then later with a double in the fifth on a play where Yoenis Cespedes couldn’t decide whether to dive or let the ball fall in front of him. He lost his 10-pitch battle with Bartolo Colon but bounced back with an RBI single in the eighth. Kansas City will have a chance to win the World Series on Sunday. It would be the Royals’ first title since 1985.
Oct 31 - 11:54 PM

Salvador Perez is starting at catcher and batting sixth for the Royals in Friday's World Series Game 3 against the Mets.

The only change from the Royals' standard postseason lineup is the absence of Kendrys Morales, as he's on the bench with the designated hitter spot not available. Kansas City's full lineup is as follows: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Mike Moustakas 3B, Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF.
Oct 30 - 3:38 PM

Salvador Perez is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Royals in Friday's Game 6 of the ALCS.

Perez homered for the Royals' lone run in Game 5 and has four longballs this postseason. Manager Ned Yost is sticking with the same lineup he's used throughout the playoffs. It's as follows: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF.
Oct 23 - 3:40 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Perez was the only Royal to notch an extra-base hit in the contest and his solo home run represented the only scoring his team would manage on the afternoon. The 25-year-old catcher launched his homer off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada in the eighth inning. It was his second homer of the postseason. Perez and the Royals will look to regroup holding a 3-2 lead in the series. Game 6 is scheduled for Friday.
Oct 21 - 7:15 PM

Salvador Perez (hand) is in the Royals starting lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Perez was hit on the hand by the backswing of Josh Donaldson late in Friday's game, but there was never any doubt about his availability for Game 2. The Royals will trot out the same lineup that worked for them in Game 1, with Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Perez C, Alex Gordon LF and Alex Rios RF.
Oct 17 - 12:06 PM

Salvador Perez blasted a solo home run, helping to power the Royals to a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday evening in Kansas City.

Perez tagged Blue Jays starter Estrada for the solo shot in the fourth inning, increasing the Royals' advantage to 3-0. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting a terrific .313/.450/.875 with three homers and five RBI in the postseason. He also got clipped in the hand by the backswing of Josh Donaldson late in the contest but remained in the game. While he's a warrior and likely to play through the pain, it's something to monitor as the series progresses.
Oct 16 - 11:23 PM

Salvador Perez homered and drove home a pair of runs on Friday, helping to lead the Royals to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Astros to even the ALDS at one game apiece.

Perez got the Royals on the board in the second inning, lining a solo home run to left field off opposing starter Scott Kazmir. He also played a big role in a two-run rally in the sixth inning, drawing a bases-loaded walk to tie the game at 4-4. Perez also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3.
Oct 9 - 7:41 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

With the Royals' 6-1 win, they clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Blue Jays were also in the mix for that honor, but they needed a KC loss. Perez helped make sure that wouldn't happen, swatting a two-run homer in the third inning to push the Royal advantage to 5-0. Heading into postseason play, the 25-year-old catcher leaves behind a batting line of .260/.280/.426. He also hit 22 home runs and drove in 70. All that's in the past now, as he gears up for postseason play.
Oct 4 - 7:05 PM

Salvador Perez (thumb) returned to the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Perez jammed his thumb during Thursday's game against the White Sox and sat out Friday as a precautionary measure. The injury is believed to be minor and shouldn't impact him heading into the postseason.
Oct 3 - 11:06 AM

Salvador Perez (thumb) isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, but is expected to play on Saturday.

Perez jammed his thumb during Thursday's win over the White Sox. He's not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, but should be able to play on Saturday.
Oct 2 - 5:15 PM

Salvador Perez is considered day-to-day with swelling in his right thumb.

He jammed the thumb swinging the bat during Thursday's game. Expect him to rest a game or two over the weekend in order to be at full strength for the start of the postseason.
Oct 1 - 11:17 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Friday.

Perez returned from a knee injury Thursday but is getting some more rest now that the club has clinched the division. Francisco Pena is behind the dish.
Sep 25 - 4:02 PM

Salvador Perez (knee) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.

Perez left Wednesday's game with a bruised left knee, but it's not a major concern. He'll bat eighth against left-hander James Paxton.
Sep 24 - 4:11 PM

Salvador Perez left Wednesday's game against the Mariners with a bruised left knee.

The Royals said the move was mainly precautionary and that the catcher is day-to-day. He was replaced by Drew Butera behind the dish in the top of the eighth inning.
Sep 23 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
3Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Raul Mondesi
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Jarrod Dyson
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
3Brett Eibner
4Bubba Starling
RF1Paulo Orlando
2Jose Martinez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Kris Medlen
5Jason Vargas
6Kyle Zimmer
7Matthew Strahm
8Alec Mills
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Greg Holland
3Kelvin Herrera
4Luke Hochevar
5Louis Coleman
6Miguel Almonte
7Brian Flynn
8Tim Collins
9Scott Alexander