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Salvador Perez | Catcher | #13

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 (illness) was scratched from the Royals' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
Perez is out with a head cold. Drew Butera will take over behind the plate and bat eighth against Texas lefty Cole Hamels. Consider Perez day-to-day. Jul 28 - 6:38 PM

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Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Drew Butera is catching.
Jul 24 - 12:15 PM

Salvador Perez stroked an RBI single on a 1-for-4 night against Justin Verlander and the Tigers on Friday.

The Royals couldn't generate much in the way of offense in this one. The RBI was number 42 for Perez, who is slashing .282/.317/.500 on the season. In a dismal year for backstops league-wide, Perez remains a top five fantasy catcher. He ranks in the top five among all qualified catchers in batting average, runs, home runs and RBI.
Jul 15 - 11:12 PM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a two-run, walk-off double as the Royals came back to beat the Mariners 4-3 on Thursday.

Perez was already having a good night before he laced a Steve Cishek pitch over center fielder Leonys Martin's head with two runners on in the ninth inning. The three-hit game snapped a six-game hitless streak for the 26-year-old. Perez, the league's leading vote-getter for next week's All-Star Game, now has 39 RBI and 31 runs scored to accompany a .276/.308/.477 line on the year.
Jul 8 - 1:18 AM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a simple day of rest. Drew Butera is catching in Perez's place.
Jul 3 - 11:18 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

The hard-working backstop will take a rare day off against right-hander Michael Wacha. Drew Butera will start in his place behind the dish and bat ninth for the Royals.
Jun 28 - 4:29 PM

Salvador Perez homered and drove home three runs on Friday, leading the Royals in a 10-3 victory over the Tigers.

This game had been a pitcher's duel through the first five innings, with Yordano Ventura and Michael Fulmer trading zeroes into the sixth. That's where Perez finally broke through with a solo homer, snapping Fulmer's scoreless innings streak at 33 1/3 innings. He added a two-run double the following frame, finishing the night 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. One of the top offensive forces behind the plate in all of baseball, Perez is slashing .296/.326/.546 with 12 homers and 35 RBI.
Jun 17 - 11:54 PM

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer Wednesday as the Royals topped the Indians 9-4.

It's Perez's 11th homer. He already has 26 extra-base hits this year, putting him on pace to blow past his career high of 47. Of course, maintaining his early season pace isn't something Perez usually does, if only because the Royals wear him down each year.
Jun 16 - 12:05 AM

Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning to propel the Royals to a 3-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Perez also doubled in the game, finishing 2-for-4. The performance has been fairly standard for Perez of late, as he's a scorching 12-for-24 with three home runs in his past six games. The 26-year-old is batting .294/.322/.525 with 10 homers, 29 RBI and 22 runs scored on the year.
Jun 14 - 11:43 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Perez provided the Royals a slim cushion with his ninth-inning dinger. It pushed the Royals' lead to 3-1, which would stand as the final. For the season, the stud backstop is slashing .281/.311/.500 with nine homers and 27 RBI over 196 at-bats. He has homered twice in his last three games.
Jun 12 - 6:45 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and was the only Royal to have a good night at the plate against Chris Tillman and the Orioles on Wednesday night.

Both hits were singles as Perez improved his batting average to .272 on the season. He has bounced back from two down years in a row to once again be a desirable asset in the barren wasteland of fantasy catchers. His strikeout rate has taken a worrisome jump this year but so has his slugging percentage. Having just turned 26 years old last month, Perez can be expected to remain a top 10 fantasy catcher for a few more years.
Jun 8 - 10:27 PM

Salvador Perez (quad) went 2-for-4 with a double against the Indians on Saturday in his return to action.

Perez was not expected to play Saturday due to a bruised quad that has kept him out of action recently. He recovered quickly and the injury did not prevent him from having a good game. The Royals' catcher is having a strong season as his .282/.317/.500 slash line will attest.
Jun 4 - 11:36 PM

Salvador Perez (quadriceps) has returned to the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Just yesterday, Royals manager Ned Yost said that he hoped to have Perez available just to pinch hit before the end of the weekend, so he must have shown a dramatic improvement over the past 24 hours. He's hitting fifth against Josh Tomlin and the Tribe on Saturday. There's a strong chance that he'll rest again on Sunday, with Drew Butera getting the call in his place.
Jun 4 - 3:45 PM

The Royals hope to have Salvador Perez (quad) available to pinch-hit by the end of this weekend.

"We’re hoping to have him available to pinch hit or at least be an emergency (catcher) by the end of this series," manager Ned Yost said Thursday. "We’ll see how it progresses." The Royals said Sunday that Perez was likely to be sidelined for 7-10 days, so it appears he might be progressing a tad ahead of schedule. He's still having some soreness while squatting, so it will be a few days before he'll be ready to catch.
Jun 3 - 9:53 AM

Salvador Perez (quad) is expected to be sidelined for the next 7-10 days.

An MRI on Perez's right quad and knee didn't reveal any structural damage, but he has a bad bruise and is surely very sore after Saturday's collision with Cheslor Cuthbert. The Royals have recalled Tony Cruz and he will share the catching duties with Drew Butera while Perez is on the shelf.
May 29 - 11:49 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Brett Eibner
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn