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Salvador Perez | Catcher | #13

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Salvador Perez (groin) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.
The hope had been that Perez could return to action on the final day, but he'll wind up missing the final three games of the season with a strained left groin. Drew Butera will catch. Sun, Oct 1, 2017 12:20:00 PM

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Salvador Perez (groin) has been ruled out through Saturday but could return to the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Perez tweaked his left groin on Thursday and it sounds like a token appearance Sunday is all his fantasy owners might get out of him the rest of the way. Among catchers, only Gary Sanchez has hit more home runs and Perez's 27 this season.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Thursday's game against the Tigers with left groin soreness.

Perez looked slow running out of the box on his ground out in the second inning and was replaced behind the dish by Drew Butera. Consider him day-to-day for the final weekend of the regular season.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Drew Butera gets the start behind the plate for the Royals. Despite having his lowest games played total since 2012, Perez has still been able to reach a career high in home runs (27) and RBI (80).
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Salvador Perez socked a two-run homer Monday against the Yankees.

Perez had a quiet August while missing time with an intercostal strain, but he has picked things back up in September with six homers with 14 RBI in 21 games. The 27-year-old is sitting on career-highs with 27 homers and 80 RBI overall.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Perez swatted RBI doubles in the fourth and eighth innings, giving him 24 doubles on the year. He's in the midst of a scorching hot streak, going 12-for-26 with five multi-hit games in his last seven. The 27-year-old is hitting .271/.299/.496 with 26 homers, 78 RBI and 56 runs scored overall this year.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:26:00 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons after taking a foul tip off of his jaw in the fourth inning.

It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, so consider the hard-hitting backstop day-to-day. Before departing, he had been 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:01:00 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Royals' lineup Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

Salvy missed three games after reaggravating his intercostal injury on a swing last Friday. The veteran catcher is likely to get a few more days off down the stretch as the out-of-contention Royals simply play out the string on the 2017 regular season.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 08:53:00 AM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) is expected to return to the Royals' lineup on Tuesday.

Perez has missed three straight games after aggravating his intercostal strain, and will also have an off-day on Monday to get well. The 27-year-old backstop is hitting .264/.294/.488 with 25 homers and 73 RBI.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Perez has missed three straight after aggravating a strained intercostal from last month. Cam Gallagher will catch. The Royals are also resting Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, as they have Cheslor Cuthbert at third base and Paulo Orlando in center field.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) remains out of the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Perez was lifted from Thursday's game after tweaking his intercostal area during a swing and sat out Friday's contest as well. Drew Butera is behind the dish for the Royals on Saturday and batting ninth against Carlos Carrasco and the Indians.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Salvador Perez was lifted from Thursday's game in the ninth inning after tweaking his intercostal area on a swing.

Royals' skipper Ned Yost indicated that Perez was unlikely to play on Friday. Consider him day-to-day.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Salvador Perez hit his 25th home run of the season Wednesday in the Royals' loss to the White Sox.

Salvy finally got the Royals on the board with a solo drive off White Sox starter Lucas Giolito in the bottom of the sixth inning. He then singled and scored in the bottom of the eighth, finishing the day 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Salvador Perez clubbed a pair of home runs as his team demolished the Tigers 13-2 on Wednesday.

He book-ended the scoring by drilling a solo bomb in the second inning to give his team a 1-0 lead, then booming a two-run tater to make it 13-2 in the eighth. Perez has been one of the better fantasy catchers throughout his seven-year career and 2017 is no exception. He has a .266/.296/.495 slash line with 24 home runs and 70 RBI in 112 games.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Drew Butera will fill in behind the dish.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cam Gallagher
4Meibrys Viloria
5Juan Carlos Negret
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Raul Mondesi
2Ramon Torres
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Paulo Orlando
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Sam Gaviglio
7Wily Peralta
8Eric Skoglund
9Trevor Oaks
10Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Brandon Maurer
3Ryan Buchter
4Kevin McCarthy
5Brian Flynn
6Miguel Almonte
7Andres Machado
8Eric Stout
9Timothy Hill
10Michael Broadway