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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Thursday that the team plans to give Salvador Perez more rest next season.
Between the regular and postseason, Perez started an MLB-record 158 games behind the plate, and to top it all off he's now catching games in the All-Star Series in Japan. Perez was clearly worn down in the second half, hitting just .229/.236/.360. "Salvy wants to play every day," Moore said. "Having him behind the plate put our best team on the field. That’s what we were trying to do. But I think going forward we’ve got to look for some opportunities to get him a little more in balance." Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:31:00 AM

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Salvador Perez has been named the 2014 American League Gold Glove winner at catcher.

It's a deserving honor for Perez, who has now captured two straight Gold Glove awards and, at 24, should be in line to win a few more. Perez beat out Yan Gomes and Alex Avila for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Salvador Perez singled three times in four at-bats, but the Royals dropped Game 4 of the World Series to the Giants on Saturday.

Perez knocked in the Royals' fourth run of the third inning with a single to center field. It seemed like a big hit at the time, but the Royals wound up losing by seven runs. Perez is now batting .357 (5-for-14) with four RBI in the World Series. If he is able to keep it up, his production towards the bottom of the lineup could be crucial.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 12:21:00 AM

Salvador Perez came up with a big two-run double in the Royals' win in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Perez was just 5-for-39 in his first postseason before coming up with two runners on in the sixth inning. He changed that by smashing a Hunter Strickland pitch to the left-center gap, scoring both runs and winding up at second base. Perez later scored on an Omar Infante home run. The big hit came a day after Perez took Madison Bumgarner out for the Royals' only run in the Game 1 loss. If Perez gets going at the plate, it could mean good things for the Royals going forward.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Salvador Perez smacked a solo homer for the Royals' only run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Madison Bumgarner left a 1-2 cutter over the plate with two outs in the seventh, and Perez put it into the bullpen. It was all the Royals could manage offensively, as they were thwarted in their one rally in the third inning. Alcides Escobar, Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas had the other Royals' hits.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:46:00 PM

Salvador Perez made his one hit Tuesday count, as he delivered a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning of the Wild Card Game win over the Athletics.

Perez was having an awful game up to that point, going 0-for-5 with a couple strikeouts, including one in the eighth with the tying run on third base and one out. He finally came through in extras, though, pulling a ball down the third-base line just past Josh Donaldson to score Christian Colon from second base. The Royals will face the Angels in the ALDS.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 01:14:00 AM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Monday.

Perez had an RBI double in the first inning and later added a two-run homer in the third. The 24-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last six and now owns a .269/.302/.424 batting line with 16 home runs and 62 RBI over 125 games.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in the eighth as the Royals beat the Twins 6-1 on Wednesday.

All six runs scored in the bottom of the eighth, as the Royals pulled off a nice comeback win for the second time in the series. Perez's triple was his first in 461 at-bats this year. He has six in his career.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:18:00 PM

An MRI on Salvador Perez's right knee came back negative.

The Royals were never overly concerned that Perez had structural damage, and the exam has confirmed that the catcher will be fine. The All-Star catcher should be back in the lineup on Friday in Texas.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Salvador Perez will undergo an MRI on his right knee Thursday.

Royals manager Ned Yost continues to downplay the injury, but the team wants to have it look at just in case. Perez left Monday's game with some soreness in the knee, and he missed Wednesday's game as well. Consider him day-to-day unless the MRI finds something more troubling.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup Tuesday.

Perez exited Monday's contest with a sore right knee, but he said Tuesday that he feels "good." The All-Star catcher sports a .268/.305/.417 batting line with 15 homers this season.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:27:00 PM

Salvador Perez left Monday's game versus the Twins with right knee discomfort.

The good news is that the Royals are calling his removal precautionary, so it's safe to consider Perez day-to-day. The backstop went 2-for-3 with a two-run single before departing. Erik Kratz will fill in behind the dish until Perez is ready.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Salvador Perez finished 3-for-5 with a three-run home run against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Perez was one of many offensive heroes for the Royals, who won 11-1. The 24-year old catcher hit his 13th home run of the year and also chipped in a pair of singles. The dinger brought him up to 44 RBI on the year, to go with a slash line of .272/.311/.412.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:58:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:36:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
3Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson
12Ryan Madson
13Franklin Morales
14Joe Blanton