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Salvador Perez | Catcher | #13

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 went 2-for-4 with four RBI in Thursday's win over the Rangers.
Perez came up in two big spots in the game, both times with the bases loaded. Both times he delivered, knocking in a pair of runs in both the fifth and seventh innings. He's now got 26 RBI in 30 games, batting .254/.297/.508 with eight homers and 18 runs scored. May 24 - 11:06 PM

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Salvador Perez swatted his eighth homer Wednesday in the Royals’ win over the Cardinals.

Making a rare start at first base, Perez blasted a solo shot off Michael Wacha in the second inning but was hitless with three strikeouts in his other four plate appearances. The 28-year-old has found his power stroke with seven homers since the start of May, though he’s still hitting just .222 over 81 at-bats this month.
May 23 - 5:26 PM

Salvador Perez is starting at first base for the Royals on Wednesday afternoon against the Cardinals.

It'll be his first start at first base since 2013, and only the second start at first base in his eight-year MLB career. Drew Butera is taking a turn at catcher.
May 23 - 10:26 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting some rest. Drew Butera will do the catching.
May 20 - 11:38 AM

Salvador Perez enjoyed a big night at the plate on Friday against the Yankees, going 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI.

Perez was credited with an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the first inning before connecting for a solo homer in the fifth. He later added some insurance with an RBI double in the seventh. The 28-year-old had cooled down over the past few days, but he’s still put up some nice numbers since returning from his DL stint. While he’s batting .258 with a .297 on-base percentage, he has six homers and 20 RBI in just 24 games.
May 18 - 11:35 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on a loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Perez knocked in a run with the double off of Corey Kluber in the sixth inning. Since returning from the disabled list, the 28-year-old backstop has hit .278/.306/.519 on the year, and he remains one of the best offensive catchers in baseball despite the lack of patience at the plate.
May 13 - 4:54 PM

Salvador Perez slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in Friday’s 10-9 comeback victory over the Indians.

The Royals were down 9-4 after Michael Brantley’s grand slam in the fourth inning, but they chipped away in the fifth and sixth innings before Perez took Andrew Miller deep in the seventh. After missing the first few weeks of the season due to a torn MCL in his left knee, Perez has been making up for lost time. He’s hitting .282 with five homers and 15 RBI in just 18 games.
May 12 - 12:41 AM

Salvador Perez hit a grand slam in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Chris Tillman got into trouble, loading the bases in the first inning, and Perez made him pay, knocking one over the board in right field for his fourth homer of the year. It was his only hit in four at-bats. A torn MCL cost him the first few weeks of the season, but Perez has hit well since his return, batting .288/.319/.515 in 17 games.
May 10 - 11:18 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and scored a run during Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Both hits were singles. He rode home on a Lucas Duda home run in the first inning. Perez missed the first month of the season with a knee injury. He has a .290 batting average with three homers, nine RBI and 11 runs scored in 16 games. He's been around forever but is still just 27 years old for one more day and remains one of the better fantasy catchers in the league.
May 9 - 10:29 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Perez had two of the Royals' 12 hits on the afternoon, as each of the first five hitters in the lineup chipped in a pair of hits. The multi-hit game was the second for Perez since he came off the disabled list on April 24. Through seven games, the 27-year-old backstop is hitting .267/.290/.433.
Apr 29 - 7:39 PM

Salvador Perez homered in his return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Brewers.

Perez took Zach Davies deep in his second at-bat of the season and is now tied for fifth on the Royals in homers this year.
Apr 24 - 11:32 PM

Royals activated C Salvador Perez from the 10-day disabled list.

Perez started the year on the disabled list after tearing the MCL in his left knee just before Opening Day, but he went 9-for-24 (.375) with two homers and two doubles during his minor league rehab stint. He'll be a welcome addition to the Royals' lineup and fantasy rosters.
Apr 24 - 3:28 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that the hope is Salvador Perez (knee) will be activated sometime during next week's April 24-29 homestand.

Perez has already played four rehab games and Yost said the catcher feels "great." He's slated to serve as the designated hitter for Triple-A Omaha on Friday before catching back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday. That could be the last hurdle he needs to clear before being activated as soon as Tuesday. If he does return Tuesday, Perez will have made it back in four weeks after being given a 4-6 week timetable to recover from a torn MCL.
Apr 20 - 11:38 AM

Salvador Perez (knee) has moved his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Omaha.

Salvy went 3-for-9 with a home run and three RBI in three rehab games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. It sounds like he might be ready to join the Royals' active roster by early next week, which would be well ahead of his original timetable. The All-Star catcher suffered a MCL tear in his left knee when he tripped while carrying his luggage a few days before Opening Day.
Apr 18 - 2:55 PM

Salvador Perez (knee) went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Sunday in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Perez also caught four innings in his first game action since tearing the MCL in his left knee in a freak off-field injury just prior to Opening Day. The plan calls for him to serve as the designated hitter Monday before catching again on Tuesday. He'll be reevaluated from there, but the Royals will likely want him to catch on back-to-back days before bringing him back. Either way, he's on track to return much faster than originally expected. The initial timetable was 4-6 weeks.
Apr 16 - 9:54 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam