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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Salvador Perez came up with a big two-run double in the Royals' win in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Perez was just 5-for-39 in his first postseason before coming up with two runners on in the sixth inning. He changed that by smashing a Hunter Strickland pitch to the left-center gap, scoring both runs and winding up at second base. Perez later scored on an Omar Infante home run. The big hit came a day after Perez took Madison Bumgarner out for the Royals' only run in the Game 1 loss. If Perez gets going at the plate, it could mean good things for the Royals going forward. Oct 22 - 11:40 PM

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Salvador Perez smacked a solo homer for the Royals' only run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Madison Bumgarner left a 1-2 cutter over the plate with two outs in the seventh, and Perez put it into the bullpen. It was all the Royals could manage offensively, as they were thwarted in their one rally in the third inning. Alcides Escobar, Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas had the other Royals' hits.
Oct 21 - 11:46 PM

Salvador Perez made his one hit Tuesday count, as he delivered a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning of the Wild Card Game win over the Athletics.

Perez was having an awful game up to that point, going 0-for-5 with a couple strikeouts, including one in the eighth with the tying run on third base and one out. He finally came through in extras, though, pulling a ball down the third-base line just past Josh Donaldson to score Christian Colon from second base. The Royals will face the Angels in the ALDS.
Oct 1 - 1:14 AM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Monday.

Perez had an RBI double in the first inning and later added a two-run homer in the third. The 24-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last six and now owns a .269/.302/.424 batting line with 16 home runs and 62 RBI over 125 games.
Sep 1 - 11:01 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in the eighth as the Royals beat the Twins 6-1 on Wednesday.

All six runs scored in the bottom of the eighth, as the Royals pulled off a nice comeback win for the second time in the series. Perez's triple was his first in 461 at-bats this year. He has six in his career.
Aug 27 - 11:18 PM

An MRI on Salvador Perez's right knee came back negative.

The Royals were never overly concerned that Perez had structural damage, and the exam has confirmed that the catcher will be fine. The All-Star catcher should be back in the lineup on Friday in Texas.
Aug 21 - 6:23 PM

Salvador Perez will undergo an MRI on his right knee Thursday.

Royals manager Ned Yost continues to downplay the injury, but the team wants to have it look at just in case. Perez left Monday's game with some soreness in the knee, and he missed Wednesday's game as well. Consider him day-to-day unless the MRI finds something more troubling.
Aug 20 - 11:41 PM

Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup Tuesday.

Perez exited Monday's contest with a sore right knee, but he said Tuesday that he feels "good." The All-Star catcher sports a .268/.305/.417 batting line with 15 homers this season.
Aug 19 - 6:27 PM

Salvador Perez left Monday's game versus the Twins with right knee discomfort.

The good news is that the Royals are calling his removal precautionary, so it's safe to consider Perez day-to-day. The backstop went 2-for-3 with a two-run single before departing. Erik Kratz will fill in behind the dish until Perez is ready.
Aug 18 - 10:46 PM

Salvador Perez finished 3-for-5 with a three-run home run against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Perez was one of many offensive heroes for the Royals, who won 11-1. The 24-year old catcher hit his 13th home run of the year and also chipped in a pair of singles. The dinger brought him up to 44 RBI on the year, to go with a slash line of .272/.311/.412.
Aug 6 - 12:58 AM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Indians.

Perez already has 12 home runs through 92 games this season. The 24-year-old appears primed to blow away his career-high of 13, which he set last season over 138 games. He's currently on pace to finish below 79 RBI he had last year -- he's currently at 38 -- so the increase in power has been a decent trade-off for fantasy owners.
Jul 26 - 12:36 AM

Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

Perez missed Sunday's game with some minor soreness in his right groin. He's in the DH spot Monday but should resume catching Tuesday.
Jul 21 - 7:24 PM

Salvador Perez (groin) expects to return to the Royals' lineup on Monday.

Perez is sitting out Sunday's contest with some minor soreness in his right groin, but it's not considered to be a big deal. The All-Star catcher is sporting a .282/.327/.432 batting line with 11 homers and 37 RBI for the Royals this season.
Jul 20 - 12:05 PM

Salvador Perez is not in Sunday's lineup due to a right groin strain.

The good news is that it appears to be a minor one, as the Royals are hopeful Perez can return to the lineup soon. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place and will catch Yordano Ventura in the series finale versus the Red Sox.
Jul 20 - 11:08 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a little surprising given that they're facing the Tigers and have the All-Star break coming, but manager Ned Yost obviously felt that his catcher needed a day. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place.
Jul 13 - 10:48 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Moises Sierra
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar