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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
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Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.
With the Royals' 6-1 win, they clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Blue Jays were also in the mix for that honor, but they needed a KC loss. Perez helped make sure that wouldn't happen, swatting a two-run homer in the third inning to push the Royal advantage to 5-0. Heading into postseason play, the 25-year-old catcher leaves behind a batting line of .260/.280/.426. He also hit 22 home runs and drove in 70. All that's in the past now, as he gears up for postseason play. Oct 4 - 7:05 PM

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Salvador Perez (thumb) returned to the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Perez jammed his thumb during Thursday's game against the White Sox and sat out Friday as a precautionary measure. The injury is believed to be minor and shouldn't impact him heading into the postseason.
Oct 3 - 11:06 AM

Salvador Perez (thumb) isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, but is expected to play on Saturday.

Perez jammed his thumb during Thursday's win over the White Sox. He's not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, but should be able to play on Saturday.
Oct 2 - 5:15 PM

Salvador Perez is considered day-to-day with swelling in his right thumb.

He jammed the thumb swinging the bat during Thursday's game. Expect him to rest a game or two over the weekend in order to be at full strength for the start of the postseason.
Oct 1 - 11:17 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Friday.

Perez returned from a knee injury Thursday but is getting some more rest now that the club has clinched the division. Francisco Pena is behind the dish.
Sep 25 - 4:02 PM

Salvador Perez (knee) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.

Perez left Wednesday's game with a bruised left knee, but it's not a major concern. He'll bat eighth against left-hander James Paxton.
Sep 24 - 4:11 PM

Salvador Perez left Wednesday's game against the Mariners with a bruised left knee.

The Royals said the move was mainly precautionary and that the catcher is day-to-day. He was replaced by Drew Butera behind the dish in the top of the eighth inning.
Sep 23 - 10:39 PM

Salvador Perez is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Drew Butera is behind the dish while Perez rests.
Sep 20 - 10:31 AM

Salvador Perez blasted a clutch two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning on Friday, though the Royals would still fall in extra innings to the Tigers in Detroit.

Justin Verlander had dominated the Royals lineup for the majority of the evening, and the Royals trailed 3-1 entering the ninth inning against him. After Verlander recorded the first two outs, an Eric Hosmer single chased the veteran hurler and set the stage for Perez's dramatic blast off Alex Wilson. Perez also collected a pair of singles in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5. He has been one of the top offensive performers in the league at the catcher position, slashing .258/.278/.426 with 20 homers and 66 RBI.
Sep 18 - 11:54 PM

Salvador Perez had an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Perez finished 1-for-3 with the RBI hit, collecting his 64th RBI in the win. He's had hits in five straight contests to raise his average to .255. The catcher is hitting .255/.275/.420 with 19 home runs overall.
Sep 15 - 10:14 PM

Salvador Perez went 0-for-5 on Wednesday and 0-for-11 for the series against the Twins.

Salvy is getting a bit more rest this year, but he's still worn down offensively once again. He's batting .223 with four homers in 42 games since the All-Star break. In the first half, he hit .262 with 15 homers in 79 games.
Sep 10 - 12:28 AM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Perez hit one of the three solo homers the Royals rocked on the day. His was the first, as he took White Sox starter Erik Johnson deep in the second inning. The 25-year-old catcher is hitting .255/.275/.426 with 19 homers and 58 RBI this season.
Sep 6 - 5:43 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Drew Butera is catching while Perez rests.
Aug 30 - 10:31 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Drew Butera is catching while Perez rests.
Aug 23 - 10:42 AM

Salvador Perez was ejected from Sunday night's game against the Angels for arguing balls and strikes.

Perez was very displeased with a called third strike on him in the bottom of the seventh inning, which led to the argument with the home plate umpire. Drew Butera replaced him behind the dish.
Aug 16 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Yordano Ventura
3Edinson Volquez
4Kris Medlen
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Greg Holland
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Danny Duffy
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Louis Coleman
13Joba Chamberlain
14Brian Flynn