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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Indians.
Perez already has 12 home runs through 92 games this season. The 24-year-old appears primed to blow away his career-high of 13, which he set last season over 138 games. He's currently on pace to finish below 79 RBI he had last year -- he's currently at 38 -- so the increase in power has been a decent trade-off for fantasy owners. Jul 26 - 12:36 AM

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Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

Perez missed Sunday's game with some minor soreness in his right groin. He's in the DH spot Monday but should resume catching Tuesday.
Jul 21 - 7:24 PM

Salvador Perez (groin) expects to return to the Royals' lineup on Monday.

Perez is sitting out Sunday's contest with some minor soreness in his right groin, but it's not considered to be a big deal. The All-Star catcher is sporting a .282/.327/.432 batting line with 11 homers and 37 RBI for the Royals this season.
Jul 20 - 12:05 PM

Salvador Perez is not in Sunday's lineup due to a right groin strain.

The good news is that it appears to be a minor one, as the Royals are hopeful Perez can return to the lineup soon. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place and will catch Yordano Ventura in the series finale versus the Red Sox.
Jul 20 - 11:08 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a little surprising given that they're facing the Tigers and have the All-Star break coming, but manager Ned Yost obviously felt that his catcher needed a day. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place.
Jul 13 - 10:48 AM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and plated the Royals lone run in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

The hard-hitting backstop drove home Eric Hosmer in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the Royals offense against Anibal Sanchez and company. The All-Star catcher is enjoying another strong season at the plate, hitting .284/.328/.441 with 11 homers and 36 RBI through 320 at-bats.
Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer off Kirby Yates in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

It was Perez's 11th homer, leaving him just two shy of last year's total. He hasn't been driving in runs like he did last season, but the rest of his numbers are about what was expected from him. Odds are that he'll do better with RISP the rest of the way.
Jul 9 - 10:59 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Perez had to leave Monday's game with cramping in both calves, but it was never a worrisome issue. The backstop is hitting .281/.335/.438 for the first-place Royals this season.
Jun 18 - 4:30 AM

Salvador Perez (calves) expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Perez exited Monday's game with cramping in both calves, but he'll be fine. "For sure," he said. "You know that."
Jun 16 - 11:24 PM

Salvador Perez exited Monday's game against the Tigers with cramping in both calves.

It was a pretty warm night in Detroit, as Torii Hunter also exited earlier in the game with a cramp. Perez should be fine. He was 2-for-4 at the dish before leaving.
Jun 16 - 9:47 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Royals topped the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday.

Perez also singled and walked in the game. The home run was his seventh of the season, giving him 23 RBI. Perez has a nine-game hitting streak in which he's 13-for-34 (.382), raising his overall line to .278/.331/.441.
Jun 15 - 6:14 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Monday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Brett Hayes will start at catcher against Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno.
Jun 9 - 3:32 PM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a double to lead the Royals past the Yankees 8-4 on Saturday.

Perez had two of the Royals' season-high six extra-base hits. The homer, which followed consecutive walks in the sixth, gave him his first multi-RBI game since he drove in four on April 29. He's been an obvious disappointment as a fantasy catcher, in part due to his lack of success with men on base, but there's no reason he can't hit .290-.300 with good power the rest of the way.
Jun 8 - 12:02 AM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Perez hit his fifth home run of the season in the second inning off of R.A. Dickey. The catcher had been slumping since hitting his last home run on May 13. Still, the 24-year-old Perez has respectable numbers, posting a .259/.314/.420 slash line.
May 29 - 10:47 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-6 at the dish in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Perez had missed the last few contests with a bruised right thumb, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. The backstop is hitting .264/.320/.415 with four homers and 12 RBI this season.
May 25 - 4:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar