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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Salvador Perez had a terrific night in the batter's box, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win versus the Tigers.
Perez put the Royals up 1-0 in the second inning with an RBI single, then extended it to 3-0 in the fourth with a two-run home run off of Justin Verlander. The backstop had been mired in a slump, batting .074 (2-for-27) in his last eight games. Perez is carrying a slugging-heavy .249/.262/.425 batting line with 16 home runs and 46 RBI this season. Aug 4 - 10:02 PM

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Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting some rest with it being a day game after a night game. Drew Butera is catching in Perez's place.
Jul 29 - 10:01 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup for Friday night's contest against the Astros.

It'll be Drew Butera behind the dish for the Royals and batting ninth against opposing southpaw Scott Kazmir. Look for Perez to be back in there on Saturday.
Jul 24 - 5:18 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the White Sox.

He'll be back out there in the nightcap. Drew Butera is catching the first game with Perez on the bench.
Jul 17 - 11:58 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a well-deserved day of rest for the All-Star backstop. Drew Butera will start behind the dish and bat eighth against Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays.
Jul 11 - 11:33 AM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Perez unloaded on a Nathan Karns offering in the fifth inning for his 14th bomb of the season. He's now driven in 37 runs and is slashing .262/.274/.448. The offensive numbers are strong for the catching position, though Perez has walked just five times in 290 at-bats.
Jul 9 - 5:35 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays.

Drew Butera will start behind the plate and catch Chris Young. Perez should be in the lineup for Game 2.
Jul 7 - 10:47 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for Perez. Drew Butera is filling in behind the plate.
Jul 5 - 11:00 AM

Salvador Perez hit his 12th homer and drove in a run on a groundout Sunday against the Orioles.

With the groundout, Perez drove in a baserunner for the first time since way back on June 24; he had six homers and six RBI in the five weeks since. Perez did it again later on the homer, which was a two-run shot. He now has 33 RBI to go along with his 12 homers this season.
Jun 28 - 8:12 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

Perez's solo homer off of Tyler Lyons in the fourth inning temporarily tied the game at 2-all, but Mark Reynolds would untie it with a solo bomb in the fifth inning and the Royals would be unable to overcome that 3-2 deficit. Perez is putting up strong numbers this season and is currently slashing .285/.297/.478 with 10 homers and 29 RBI.
Jun 13 - 8:51 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Perez homered off Twins reliever Blaine Boyer in the ninth inning to give them some breathing room in a one-run game. Perez now somewhat quietly has nine homers on the year, one home run shy of his fourth-straight double-digit homer season. Perez is batting .282/.295/.472 overall.
Jun 9 - 11:50 PM

Salvador Perez smacked a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning to help the Royals to a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Perez stepped into the box with two outs in the eighth inning and the game tied at 3-3. He proceeded to take Keone Kela deep for a solo dinger to snap the tie. The homer was Perez's eighth of the season. Perez has now homered in back-to-back games and sports a strong season slash at .277/.286/.452 to go with the eight homers and 27 RBI.
Jun 7 - 4:54 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Royals' loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Perez singled in the bottom of the third inning and then slugged a solo shot off Royals closer Shawn Tolleson in the bottom of the ninth, but the host Royals wound up falling 4-2. It was a timely showing for Perez with reports swirling that he wants to renegotiate his team-friendly five-year, $7 million contract.
Jun 6 - 5:03 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Salvador Perez is hoping to renegotiate his contract with the Royals.

Perez has one of the most team-friendly deals in baseball, as he's in the fourth year of a five-year, $7 million contract that contains three club options which could bring the deal up to a total of $21.75 million over eight seasons. The Royals are under no obligation to renegotiate the contract, but Passan says the club "plans to talk with Perez in the near future about a new deal." Perez said of Kansas City that he wants to "spend my career here," but, "hopefully they can do something different to me."
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jun 5 - 3:48 PM

Salvador Perez (head) is back in the Royals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Indians.

Perez was held out of Wednesday's game after taking a hard foul tip off his mask on Tuesday night. He passed a concussion test and is obviously feeling fine.
Jun 4 - 3:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Chris Young
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn