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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
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Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, leading the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Perez returned from the disabled list without missing a beat on Tuesday. He lined an RBI double to the gap in right-center field to plate Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning with what would be the eventual winning run. The hard-hitting backstop is hitting .281/.310/.514 with 21 long balls and 66 RBI on the season. Aug 23 - 12:39 AM

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Royals activated C Salvador Perez from the 10-day disabled list.

Perez ended up missing a little over two weeks with an intercostal strain. His return should provide a boost to the Royals as they attempt to climb in the AL Wild Card race.
Aug 22 - 3:04 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) might not return from the disabled list until Wednesday.

He could still be back Tuesday as initially planned, although it's possible the Royals will give him a recovery day after his batting practice sessions. Either way, fantasy owners can feel free to return Perez to their lineups this week.
Aug 20 - 12:14 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) will resume taking batting practice this weekend and could be activated for next week's series versus the Rockies that begins Tuesday.

Perez has slowly ramped up his workouts this week and hasn't experienced any setbacks with his strained right intercostal muscle. He will not require a rehab assignment before returning, so if batting practice goes well this weekend he'll be ready to roll.
Aug 18 - 5:51 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) took 10-15 swings off the tee at about 30-40 percent effort Monday.

It's the first time he's swung a bat since he went down with a strained right intercostal muscle over a week ago. Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that Perez is just about physically capable of catching a game, but how long he'll be out just depends on how his side reacts to swings. The skipper also added that Perez is unlikely to need a rehab assignment before being activated.
Aug 14 - 8:19 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) threw for 10 minutes on Saturday.

Perez didn't report any pain and could begin hitting off a tee next week. An intercostal strain has sidelined Perez for most of August. Drew Butera has been filling in behind the plate.
Aug 12 - 4:49 PM

Salvador Perez (intercostal) said Monday that the pain in his right side "has gone down a little bit" since he received an injection.

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated over the weekend that Perez could be sidelined 2-4 weeks, with four weeks being the "absolute" worst-case scenario. Perez on Monday admitted that he wasn't sure how long he'd be out. "We don’t have [a timetable] right now," he said. "We don’t know exactly what day I’m going to come back, but I’m just working hard with the trainer. We’re going to see."
Aug 8 - 9:58 AM

Royals placed C Salvador Perez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 5, with a right intercostal strain.

Perez was first injured on Tuesday and unsuccessfully attempted to play through the ailment. He's almost surely going to need more than a minimum stay on the disabled list. Drew Butera and Cam Gallagher will catch in Perez's absence.
Aug 6 - 10:59 AM

Salvador Perez has an intercostal strain, not an oblique strain.

That is relatively good news, as the typical recovery time for an intercostal strain is four weeks and oblique strains can sometimes take up to eight weeks. Perez will be placed on the disabled list sometime in the next 24 hours.
Aug 5 - 4:21 PM

Salvador Perez (oblique) is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Saturday.

Perez left Friday's game with a possible oblique issue and the club is still awaiting the results of his MRI exam. Drew Butera will start in his place behind the plate on Saturday and bat ninth against Marco Gonzales and the Mariners.
Aug 5 - 3:53 PM

Salvador Perez will undergo an MRI exam on his right side/rib area.

The hard-hitting backstop was pulled from Friday's game due to the injury. Royals' manager Ned Yost admitted that the injury was concerning and that the club would know more after the MRI.
Aug 4 - 11:18 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners with an apparent injury.

No word yet from the Royals on exactly what happened, but it could be a recurrence of his side issue. Look for an update from the club shortly.
Aug 4 - 10:26 PM

Salvador Perez (ribs) launched a solo homer against the Red Sox on Friday.

Perez, who went 1-for-4 on the night, has three homers in his last five games and 21 on the year. The 27-year-old sat out Wednesday’s game with tightness around his rib cage, but he should be fine moving forward.
Jul 28 - 10:41 PM

Salvador Perez (ribs) is back in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Perez hadn't played since exiting Tuesday's game with tightness around his rib cage. He's catching and batting fifth versus Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
Jul 28 - 4:31 PM

Salvador Perez (rib) said he expects to catch Wednesday against the Tigers.

Perez made an early exit from Tuesday night's victory in Detroit after experiencing tightness around his rib cage, but he should ultimately be fine. The star catcher had a similar issue earlier this year, though that was on the other side of his body.
Jul 25 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Trevor Cahill
6Jake Junis
7Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Eric Skoglund
11Miguel Almonte