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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.
It's a rare day off for Perez. Drew Butera is filling in behind the plate. Jul 5 - 11:00 AM

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Salvador Perez hit his 12th homer and drove in a run on a groundout Sunday against the Orioles.

With the groundout, Perez drove in a baserunner for the first time since way back on June 24; he had six homers and six RBI in the five weeks since. Perez did it again later on the homer, which was a two-run shot. He now has 33 RBI to go along with his 12 homers this season.
Jun 28 - 8:12 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

Perez's solo homer off of Tyler Lyons in the fourth inning temporarily tied the game at 2-all, but Mark Reynolds would untie it with a solo bomb in the fifth inning and the Royals would be unable to overcome that 3-2 deficit. Perez is putting up strong numbers this season and is currently slashing .285/.297/.478 with 10 homers and 29 RBI.
Jun 13 - 8:51 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Perez homered off Twins reliever Blaine Boyer in the ninth inning to give them some breathing room in a one-run game. Perez now somewhat quietly has nine homers on the year, one home run shy of his fourth-straight double-digit homer season. Perez is batting .282/.295/.472 overall.
Jun 9 - 11:50 PM

Salvador Perez smacked a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning to help the Royals to a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Perez stepped into the box with two outs in the eighth inning and the game tied at 3-3. He proceeded to take Keone Kela deep for a solo dinger to snap the tie. The homer was Perez's eighth of the season. Perez has now homered in back-to-back games and sports a strong season slash at .277/.286/.452 to go with the eight homers and 27 RBI.
Jun 7 - 4:54 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Royals' loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Perez singled in the bottom of the third inning and then slugged a solo shot off Royals closer Shawn Tolleson in the bottom of the ninth, but the host Royals wound up falling 4-2. It was a timely showing for Perez with reports swirling that he wants to renegotiate his team-friendly five-year, $7 million contract.
Jun 6 - 5:03 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Salvador Perez is hoping to renegotiate his contract with the Royals.

Perez has one of the most team-friendly deals in baseball, as he's in the fourth year of a five-year, $7 million contract that contains three club options which could bring the deal up to a total of $21.75 million over eight seasons. The Royals are under no obligation to renegotiate the contract, but Passan says the club "plans to talk with Perez in the near future about a new deal." Perez said of Kansas City that he wants to "spend my career here," but, "hopefully they can do something different to me."
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jun 5 - 3:48 PM

Salvador Perez (head) is back in the Royals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Indians.

Perez was held out of Wednesday's game after taking a hard foul tip off his mask on Tuesday night. He passed a concussion test and is obviously feeling fine.
Jun 4 - 3:29 PM

Salvador Perez (head) is not in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

Perez passed concussion tests after leaving Tuesday's game following a foul tip to the mask, but he has a bit of a headache Wednesday. The Royals will hope he's ready to go on Thursday. Drew Butera is filling in behind the dish.
Jun 3 - 3:01 PM

Salvador Perez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a foul tip off his mask.

The Royals are calling his exit precautionary, and Perez passed a concussion test after the game. He's considered day-to-day.
Jun 2 - 11:25 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Monday afternoon versus the Yankees.

It's just a day off for the heavily-used catcher. Drew Butera is behind the plate at Yankee Stadium.
May 25 - 10:24 AM

Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Perez extended his hitting streak to eight games with a pair of singles and a double. The 25-year-old has only walked three times in 153 plate appearances, but it's hard to complain about a catcher who is hitting .302 with five home runs and 22 RBI through 39 games.
May 23 - 1:00 AM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Perez welcomed Chris Capuano back to the Yankee rotation with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning, then added an RBI single in the fourth inning. The home run was Perez's fifth this season and the two RBI pushed his season total to 21. He's also hitting .288/.296/.446 in what's been a reliable season for the 25-year-old catcher.
May 17 - 5:22 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Thursday.

Drew Butera will catch for Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in Thursday's matinee against the Rangers. Perez will be back for Friday's series opener versus the Yankees.
May 14 - 10:53 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

While a rarity, it's just a routine day of rest for Perez being a day game after a night game. Drew Butera will do the catching for the Royals on Saturday and bat ninth against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers.
May 9 - 10:13 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brandon Finnegan
10Brian Flynn
11Tim Collins