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Salvador Perez | Catcher | #13

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 crushed his sixth home run of the spring as the Royals routed the Giants in Cactus League action on Tuesday night.
Perez blasted his solo shot off of Giants' starter Derek Holland in the third inning. He finished the night 1-for-3, whiffing in each of his other two plate appearances. The hard-hitting backstop is hitting a robust .382 with six bombs and 11 RBI on the spring. Mar 21 - 12:28 AM

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Salvador Perez homered twice and drove in three runs in Friday’s 12-4 win over the Padres in Cactus League action.

Perez connected for a two-run shot off Luis Perdomo in the top of the first inning and later added a solo blast off former teammate Chris Young. He’s now up to five home runs on the spring, which ties him for second among all hitters. Perez hasn’t posted an on-base percentage north of .300 since 2013, but he’s averaged 22 home runs and 71 RBI during that time. He’s one of the steadier fantasy catchers out there.
Mar 16 - 11:17 PM

Salvador Perez launched his third home run of the spring Monday in the Royals' 4-0 Cactus League win over the Padres.

It was a solo shot off right-hander Bryan Mitchell in the bottom of the second inning. Perez also drew a walk in the game, finishing with two runs scored. The veteran catcher is batting .364 with a 1.255 OPS so far in Cactus League play.
Mar 12 - 5:17 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with an RBI double as the Royals fell to the White Sox in Cactus League action on Saturday afternoon.

His run-scoring knock came off of T.J. House and tied the score at 2-2 in the third inning. He's hitting .545 (6-for-11) with a homer and four RBI in the early going this spring.
Mar 3 - 6:57 PM

Salvador Perez (groin) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

The hope had been that Perez could return to action on the final day, but he'll wind up missing the final three games of the season with a strained left groin. Drew Butera will catch.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Salvador Perez (groin) has been ruled out through Saturday but could return to the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Perez tweaked his left groin on Thursday and it sounds like a token appearance Sunday is all his fantasy owners might get out of him the rest of the way. Among catchers, only Gary Sanchez has hit more home runs and Perez's 27 this season.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Thursday's game against the Tigers with left groin soreness.

Perez looked slow running out of the box on his ground out in the second inning and was replaced behind the dish by Drew Butera. Consider him day-to-day for the final weekend of the regular season.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Drew Butera gets the start behind the plate for the Royals. Despite having his lowest games played total since 2012, Perez has still been able to reach a career high in home runs (27) and RBI (80).
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Salvador Perez socked a two-run homer Monday against the Yankees.

Perez had a quiet August while missing time with an intercostal strain, but he has picked things back up in September with six homers with 14 RBI in 21 games. The 27-year-old is sitting on career-highs with 27 homers and 80 RBI overall.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Perez swatted RBI doubles in the fourth and eighth innings, giving him 24 doubles on the year. He's in the midst of a scorching hot streak, going 12-for-26 with five multi-hit games in his last seven. The 27-year-old is hitting .271/.299/.496 with 26 homers, 78 RBI and 56 runs scored overall this year.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:26:00 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons after taking a foul tip off of his jaw in the fourth inning.

It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, so consider the hard-hitting backstop day-to-day. Before departing, he had been 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:01:00 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Royals' lineup Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

Salvy missed three games after reaggravating his intercostal injury on a swing last Friday. The veteran catcher is likely to get a few more days off down the stretch as the out-of-contention Royals simply play out the string on the 2017 regular season.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 08:53:00 AM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) is expected to return to the Royals' lineup on Tuesday.

Perez has missed three straight games after aggravating his intercostal strain, and will also have an off-day on Monday to get well. The 27-year-old backstop is hitting .264/.294/.488 with 25 homers and 73 RBI.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Perez has missed three straight after aggravating a strained intercostal from last month. Cam Gallagher will catch. The Royals are also resting Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, as they have Cheslor Cuthbert at third base and Paulo Orlando in center field.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) remains out of the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Perez was lifted from Thursday's game after tweaking his intercostal area during a swing and sat out Friday's contest as well. Drew Butera is behind the dish for the Royals on Saturday and batting ninth against Carlos Carrasco and the Indians.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cam Gallagher
4Juan Carlos Negret
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Adalberto Mondesi
3Ramon Torres
4Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Cody Asche
LF1Alex Gordon
2Michael Saunders
CF1Jon Jay
2Paulo Orlando
3Bubba Starling
4Billy Burns
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Tyler Collins
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Clay Buchholz
8Burch Smith
9Ricky Nolasco
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Brandon Maurer
3Brian Flynn
4Wily Peralta
5Kevin McCarthy
6Timothy Hill
7Blaine Boyer
8Seth Maness
9Michael Broadway