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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 (knee) returned to the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.
Perez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to soreness in his knee, but it's believed to be minor. He's hitting fifth against Daniel Norris and the Tigers on Saturday. Sep 24 - 10:49 AM

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Salvador Perez was scratched from the Royals' lineup Friday with a sore knee.

Perez has been cleared to play, but the Royals have decided to play it safe and hold him out. He could be back in there Saturday. Drew Butera has replaced Perez behind the plate.
Sep 23 - 5:00 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

He rapped an RBI single in the third inning. He drilled a tater off Indians' closer Cody Allen in the final frame to bring his club within one but they ended up falling short. Perez is batting .249 with 21 home runs and 61 RBI.
Sep 22 - 12:03 AM

Salvador Perez finished 1-for-4 with a run scored on Tuesday night against the Athletics.

Perez missed Monday's series opener against the A's to welcome a new baby boy: Johan Salvador Perez.
Sep 14 - 8:36 AM

Salvador Perez is out of Monday's lineup after the birth of his child.

Perez's fiance gave birth earlier in the day. He's expected to miss the start of Monday's game at the very least. It's unclear if he'll be placed on the paternity leave list. Drew Butera will start behind the plate Monday.
Sep 12 - 5:43 PM

Salvador Perez (wrist) is back in the Royals' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Perez had missed the previous two games with a right wrist contusion. He'll start behind the plate and bat fifth versus White Sox right-hander James Shields.
Sep 10 - 4:54 PM

Salvador Perez (wrist) remained out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

Perez's right wrist is still bothering him when he swings a bat, so he'll sit out a second straight game. Drew Butera will fill in again behind the plate.
Sep 9 - 5:32 PM

Additional X-rays on Salvador Perez's right wrist contusion confirmed that there was no fracture.

Ervin Santana plunked Perez on the wrist on Tuesday. While the backstop was clearly in pain after getting hit, X-rays taken on Tuesday revealed no structural damage and Wednesday's more extensive tests likewise came back clean. Perez should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The hope here is that he will be able to play against the White Sox on Friday.
Sep 7 - 6:06 PM

Salvador Perez has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.

Perez suffered the injury Tuesday when he was struck in the arm by an Ervin Santana pitch. He looked to be in a good amount of pain, but X-rays came back negative. Consider the All-Star catcher day-to-day.
Sep 6 - 10:25 PM

Salvador Perez left Tuesday's game against the Twins with an apparent right wrist injury.

Perez was struck on the lower right arm by an Ervin Santana pitch in the top of the seventh inning and looked to be in serious pain. It didn't sound very good either. Look for an update shortly.
Sep 6 - 9:58 PM

Salvador Perez did his part in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, going 2-for-3 and blasting a pair of solo home runs.

Perez got the Royals on the board with a solo shot off David Price in the second inning, then capped off his squad's scoring when he tagged Robbie Ross in the ninth. The hard-hitting backstop is now hitting .257/.291/.462 with 19 long balls and 57 RBI on the year.
Aug 27 - 10:20 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day of rest. Drew Butera is catching.
Aug 26 - 4:03 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day of rest. Drew Butera is doing the catching.
Aug 21 - 11:20 AM

Salvador Perez delivered a go-ahead two-run single in Friday’s 7-3 win over the Twins.

It was a broken-bat bloop which fell between Trevor Plouffe and Jorge Polanco in shallow left field, but Perez will gladly take it. He came into Friday’s action hitting just .196/.236/.331 over his previous 40 games.
Aug 13 - 1:19 AM

Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Royals a 3-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday.

The hit was the only one in four at-bats for Perez, but it was a big one. The backstop now has 16 home runs and 47 RBI on the year. The 26-year-old is on pace to have his best year to date, batting .268/.302/.476 through 94 games thus far.
Aug 2 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Tony Cruz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Hunter Dozier
3Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Daniel Nava
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
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
10Matt Strahm
11Scott Alexander
12Brooks Pounders
13Kevin McCarthy
14Alec Mills