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Salvador Perez | Catcher | #13

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Royals are still talking to Salvador Perez about extending and redoing his contract.
Talks have been going on for most of the winter, so it would be a surprise if something doesn't get done. Perez might have the most team-friendly contract in the game, as he's owed just $2 million in 2016 with three club options for 2017-2019 which max out at $14.75 million. An extension would increase the guarantee involved, but it's a tricky proposition for the Royals, as Perez's heavy workload could take its toll on him as he moves closer to his 30s. Feb 9 - 9:29 AM

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Salvador Perez confirmed Friday that his agents and the Royals have been working towards a multi-year contract extension.

Perez isn't sure that a deal will get done before spring training, but seems fairly confident that the two sides will be able to come to an agreement. The 25-year-old backstop has won three straight gold gloves behind the dish and been an All-Star each of the past three seasons. He has also been extremely durable, averaging 143 games per year over that span.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 30 - 10:44 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes that the next order of business for the Royals is redoing Salvador Perez's contract.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported last month that the two sides had begun talks on an extension. Perez has one of the most team-friendly contracts in the game, as he's owed just $2 million in 2016 with three club options after that which max out at $14.75 million. It's unclear what a restructured deal would look like, but the Royals could at least add in some performance-based incentives and lengthen the deal with a bigger guarantee. Stay tuned.
Jan 6 - 10:59 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals have opened contract extension talks with Salvador Perez.

Perez has one of the most team-friendly deals in baseball, as he's owed $2 million in 2016 and the Royals have $14.75 million worth of options on him for three years after that. It's unclear what a re-worked contract might look like, but Kansas City is interested in making him a Royal for life. Perez will turn 26 next May.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:33:00 PM

Salvador Perez was named as the 2015 World Series Most Valuable Player.

Perez hit .364 (8-for-22) with a pair of home runs in the series while playing tremendous defense behind the plate and leading the Royals pitching staff. He became the first catcher to take home the honor since Pat Borders for the 1992 Blue Jays. In total, he hit .259/.328/.517 with four homers and eight RBI in the postseason.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:54:00 AM

Salvador Perez delivered three hits Saturday in the Royals’ win over the Mets in Game 4 of the World Series.

Perez is the leader in the clubhouse for World Series MVP. He’s hitting .412 for the series with two doubles and three runs scored. He reached base in both of his at-bats against Steven Matz, first with a single in the second inning and then later with a double in the fifth on a play where Yoenis Cespedes couldn’t decide whether to dive or let the ball fall in front of him. He lost his 10-pitch battle with Bartolo Colon but bounced back with an RBI single in the eighth. Kansas City will have a chance to win the World Series on Sunday. It would be the Royals’ first title since 1985.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 11:54:00 PM

Salvador Perez is starting at catcher and batting sixth for the Royals in Friday's World Series Game 3 against the Mets.

The only change from the Royals' standard postseason lineup is the absence of Kendrys Morales, as he's on the bench with the designated hitter spot not available. Kansas City's full lineup is as follows: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Mike Moustakas 3B, Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Salvador Perez is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Royals in Friday's Game 6 of the ALCS.

Perez homered for the Royals' lone run in Game 5 and has four longballs this postseason. Manager Ned Yost is sticking with the same lineup he's used throughout the playoffs. It's as follows: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Perez was the only Royal to notch an extra-base hit in the contest and his solo home run represented the only scoring his team would manage on the afternoon. The 25-year-old catcher launched his homer off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada in the eighth inning. It was his second homer of the postseason. Perez and the Royals will look to regroup holding a 3-2 lead in the series. Game 6 is scheduled for Friday.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 07:15:00 PM

Salvador Perez (hand) is in the Royals starting lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Perez was hit on the hand by the backswing of Josh Donaldson late in Friday's game, but there was never any doubt about his availability for Game 2. The Royals will trot out the same lineup that worked for them in Game 1, with Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Perez C, Alex Gordon LF and Alex Rios RF.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:06:00 PM

Salvador Perez blasted a solo home run, helping to power the Royals to a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday evening in Kansas City.

Perez tagged Blue Jays starter Estrada for the solo shot in the fourth inning, increasing the Royals' advantage to 3-0. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting a terrific .313/.450/.875 with three homers and five RBI in the postseason. He also got clipped in the hand by the backswing of Josh Donaldson late in the contest but remained in the game. While he's a warrior and likely to play through the pain, it's something to monitor as the series progresses.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Salvador Perez homered and drove home a pair of runs on Friday, helping to lead the Royals to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Astros to even the ALDS at one game apiece.

Perez got the Royals on the board in the second inning, lining a solo home run to left field off opposing starter Scott Kazmir. He also played a big role in a two-run rally in the sixth inning, drawing a bases-loaded walk to tie the game at 4-4. Perez also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

With the Royals' 6-1 win, they clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Blue Jays were also in the mix for that honor, but they needed a KC loss. Perez helped make sure that wouldn't happen, swatting a two-run homer in the third inning to push the Royal advantage to 5-0. Heading into postseason play, the 25-year-old catcher leaves behind a batting line of .260/.280/.426. He also hit 22 home runs and drove in 70. All that's in the past now, as he gears up for postseason play.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Salvador Perez (thumb) returned to the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Perez jammed his thumb during Thursday's game against the White Sox and sat out Friday as a precautionary measure. The injury is believed to be minor and shouldn't impact him heading into the postseason.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Salvador Perez (thumb) isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, but is expected to play on Saturday.

Perez jammed his thumb during Thursday's win over the White Sox. He's not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, but should be able to play on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 05:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Tony Cruz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Cody Decker
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
3Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Raul Mondesi
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jose Martinez
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
3Brett Eibner
4Bubba Starling
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Danny Duffy
7Jason Vargas
8Dillon Gee
9John Lannan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Tim Collins
6Scott Alexander
7Miguel Almonte
8Brian Flynn
9Peter Moylan