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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, hamstring) is in the Royals' lineup Sunday.
The feeling had been that he'd sit out again with nagging knee and hamstring ailments, but Perez has talked his way into the lineup in the designated hitter spot. Drew Butera will catch. Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:38:00 PM

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Salvador Perez (knee, hamstring) remains out of the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Royals manager Ned Yost admitted that Perez is battling both a sore knee and a hamstring strain, and there's a good chance that he'll rest on Sunday as well. Drew Butera is back behind the dish for the Royals on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 02:10:00 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Perez has been battling a sore knee of late. He could return to the lineup on Saturday, but that might be his final start of the season. Drew Butera is catching Friday.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 05:37:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 10:49:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:00:00 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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:03:00 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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:36:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 05:43:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 04:54:00 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.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:32:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 06:06:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 10:25:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 09:58:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day of rest. Drew Butera is catching.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Peter O'Brien
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Yordano Ventura
3Ian Kennedy
4Jason Vargas
5Nate Karns
6Mike Minor
7Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Scott Alexander
5Brian Flynn
6Andrew Edwards
7Alec Mills
8Kevin McCarthy
9Chris Young