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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that Salvador Perez will start all three games of their upcoming series against the Rays.
The 23-year-old backstop is off to a tremendous start at the dish, slashing .438/.550/.688 with a pair of RBI through the season's first five games. He'll get his rest on the team's off day on Thursday. Apr 6 - 6:01 PM

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Salvador Perez doubled in Alex Gordon in the bottom of the eighth to propel the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

With Scott Downs in the game and Gordon on second, the White Sox had the option of walking Perez and pitching to Mike Moustakas with two outs in the eighth. Instead, they put in Maikel Cleto and went after the hot-hitting Perez, only to have it backfire. Perez is 7-for-13 with four doubles so far.
Apr 5 - 5:32 PM

Salvador Perez went 4-for-4 in the Royals' loss to the Tigers in Monday's season-opener.

Perez doubled twice and added two singles, finishing with one RBI and one run scored. He had a fantastic spring and is poised for a breakout in his age-23 season.
Mar 31 - 4:15 PM

Salvador Perez hit a solo home run and was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Perez went deep against Ian Kennedy in the second inning, his fourth homer of the spring. He left after being hit behind the left ear by a Johnny Barbato curveball, but reports indicate that there were no serious effects. Perez is now hitting .388 in 50 at-bats.
Mar 26 - 5:03 PM

Salvador Perez told reporters that he's "fine" after getting struck in the head by a pitch on Wednesday.

The pitch was a slow-moving curveball and connected with Perez behind his left ear. The Royals' head trainer deemed it a "non-concussive head impact." Perez should be 100 percent for the start of the regular season.
Mar 26 - 4:46 PM

Salvador Perez was pulled from a Cactus League game Wednesday after taking a pitch off his helmet.

It was a curveball and Perez was able to walk off the field under his own power, so the hope is that he avoided a serious injury. The Royals will likely run him through concussion tests and then provide an update.
Mar 26 - 4:16 PM

Salvador Perez belted his third home run of Cactus League play in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

The solo shot off Tim Lincecum was his only hit in three trips to the plate on the afternoon. He's swinging a hot bat this spring, slashing .390/.413/.659. Hitting in the middle of the Royals lineup, the 23-year-old could be poised for a jump into the top-five offensive performers at the catcher position.
Mar 23 - 11:33 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Athletics on Wednesday.

Perez took Sean Doolittle deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning, his second of the spring. It's a good sign after suffering a bruised palm from a foul tip on Monday. The 23-year-old catcher has been on point in the Cactus League thus far.
Mar 12 - 6:08 PM

Royals skipper Ned Yost said Salvador Perez (palm) will return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Perez suffered a minor palm injury Monday when he was struck on the left hand by a foul tip. A battery of tests, including X-rays and fluoroscope tests, came back negative.
Mar 11 - 11:21 AM

Salvador Perez has a bruised left palm.

Perez suffered the minor injury Monday when he was struck on the left hand by a foul tip during a Cactus League game. The Royals are sending him for tests, but they're considered precautionary. Perez should be back in action by the end of this week.
Mar 10 - 5:32 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a run scored on Wednesday against the D'Backs.

Perez now has back-to-back multi-hit outings to his name. He hit .292 with 25 doubles and 13 home runs last season. If he can continue to make progress with the bat, he'll be invaluable to the Royals.
Mar 5 - 5:34 PM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday against the Reds.

Perez hit a solo blast in the second inning against Johnny Cueto. He added an RBI double in the third, and an RBI single in the fifth as well. Perez bumped his spring average up to .500 with the effort. The Royals are expecting big things from him as he enters his second full season as the team's starting catcher.
Mar 4 - 6:03 PM

Salvador Perez has been named the 2013 American League Gold Glove winner at catcher.

It's the first Gold Glove award for Perez, who breaks the Orioles' Matt Wieters' two-year winning streak. He beat out Wieters and the Twins' Joe Mauer for the award.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 08:59:00 PM

Salvador Perez finished his season in style on Sunday against the White Sox, going 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.

Salvie went 6-for-12 with two homers and four RBI in the Royals' three-game season-ending weekend series in Chicago. The standout catcher slashed .292/.323/.433 with 13 homers and 79 RBI over 138 games in 2013.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Salvador Perez had a nice night at the plate in Saturday's loss to the White Sox, going 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.

The 23-year-old backstop has done nothing but hit since arriving in the big leagues in 2011, and this season has been no different. Through 137 games on the season, Perez owns a .289/.320/.425 line with 12 homers and 77 RBI. He's positioned himself to be one of the first catchers off the board in next season's fantasy drafts.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Justin Maxwell
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Bruce Chen
5Yordano Ventura
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Tim Collins
4Kelvin Herrera
5Aaron Crow
6Louis Coleman
7Francisley Bueno
8Michael Mariot
9Danny Duffy
10Luke Hochevar
11Justin Marks