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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 went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday versus the Blue Jays.
Perez is probably going to be sad to see June come to an end. He’s now batting .393 (24-for-61) with four homers and 13 RBI this month. He’s easily been the most valuable fantasy catcher so far this season. Jun 24 - 1:02 AM

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Salvador Perez went 3-for-3 and hit a grand slam off Robby Scott in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Royals past the Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday.

Craig Kimbrel had two days off, but John Farrell wasn't willing to turn to him with no outs in the eighth inning. So, Scott, who relieved Matt Barnes after back-to-back walks, was left in to pitch to Perez after walking Eric Hosmer. It was a bad matchup -- the Red Sox stuck with Scott because lefty Mike Moustakas was on deck -- and Perez capitalized with his 15th homer of this year and first ever grand slam; he had been a .268/.261/.366 hitter in 41 at-bats with the bases loaded. Perez is already two-thirds of the way to a career-high home run total.
Jun 21 - 6:11 PM

Salvador Perez caught the final two innings of Monday's game, but didn't get an at-bat against the Red Sox.

Perez didn't start because of soreness in his left side. He's expected to be in Tuesday's lineup.
Jun 20 - 12:46 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Monday due to some soreness in his left side.

It sounds like it's something he's dealt with off and on recently and it flared up again Sunday. Manager Ned Yost indicated that it was more of a planned day off for Perez on Monday and that the All-Star should be back in there Tuesday.
Jun 19 - 5:20 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Monday.

It's a rare day off for Perez. Drew Butera will do the catching.
Jun 19 - 4:24 PM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Perez's three-run bomb off J.C. Ramirez in the fourth inning gave the Royals a 7-2 lead and essentially took the drama out of this one. He is up to an 11-game hitting streak, during which time he is 18-for-41, working out to a .439 average in that space. He is slashing a rock-solid .286/.317/.521 with 14 homers and 38 RBI for the season as a whole.
Jun 18 - 7:36 PM

Salvador Perez aims to extend his hitting streak to 10 games in Sunday's game at L.A. Angels.

Perez is 15-for-36 (.417) with two homers, four RBI and eight runs scored during his nine-game run. He'll look to run his streak to double digits against Angels RHP J.C. Ramirez. Perez is hitting .291 with 10 homers and 19 RBI over 117 at-bats with a .923 OPS on the road this season.
Jun 18 - 12:49 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Perez appears to be getting a breather. Drew Butera will spell him behind the plate and bat ninth Saturday against Angels right-hander Alex Meyer. Perez extended his hitting streak to nine games in Friday's 3-1 victory.
Jun 17 - 5:33 PM

Salvador Perez (side) went 2-for-5 with a double in his return to action Tuesday.

Perez made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Padres after experiencing tightness in his left side, but it was clearly nothing serious. The star catcher boasts an .815 OPS with 11 doubles, 13 homers, and 35 RBI in 59 games this season for Kansas City.
Jun 14 - 8:43 AM

Salvador Perez left Sunday's game at San Diego as a precaution after experiencing tightness in his left side.

The injury is not considered serious. He grimaced after taking a swing in the third inning and was lifted at the behest of the training staff. "(He) took a swing and felt a little tightness in here," manager Ned Yost said, pointing to his left side. "He didn't say nothing, and we kept prying, and he said: 'Yeah, it's a little tight.' I'm not taking any chances." Perez said he expects to be in the lineup Tuesday in San Francisco.
Jun 11 - 10:35 PM

Salvador Perez homered in his second straight game Saturday against the Padres.

Perez followed Eric Hosmer's two-run homer in the eighth inning with a solo shot of his own to give the Royals a late lead. The 27-year-old has picked it up at the plate in recent days, going 8-for-16 with two doubles and two homers in his past four games. Overall, Perez is hitting .272/.307/.502 with 13 homers and 35 RBI.
Jun 11 - 12:24 AM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and hit his 12th homer Friday against the Padres.

Perez missed Thursday's game because of a sprained thumb.
Jun 10 - 2:30 AM

Salvador Perez (thumb) is not in the Royals' lineup Thursday against the Astros.

Perez is dealing with a mild thumb sprain, though he's expected to return for Friday's opener against the Padres. Drew Butera will catch for right-hander Jason Hammel in Thursday night's series finale.
Jun 8 - 5:35 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off. Drew Butera will do the catching.
Jun 4 - 11:07 AM

Salvador Perez crushed a pair of home runs as the Royals fell to the Twins in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.

Perez had already gone deep earlier in the afternoon during the first game of the twin bill. He launched a two-run homer off of Aldaberto Mejia in the first inning then added on a solo blast in the fourth inning. Perez finished the night 2-for-4 and is now slashing .280/.321/.547 with 11 long balls and 28 RBI on the season.
May 21 - 8:44 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn