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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 went 1-for-3 with a single in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.
The Royals failed to pick up an extra-base hit in this one, at least until Raul Mondesi ended it all with a solo home run in the bottom of the tenth. Perez's single was one of just five total hits they managed against Milwaukee pitching. While the backstop suffered a hyperextended elbow during the World Baseball Classic, the minor injury should not have an impact on his Opening Day status. For fantasy purposes, Perez offers a dependable bat at a thin position. Mar 25 - 6:53 PM

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Salvador Perez (elbow) will return to Cactus League action as the designated hitter on Wednesday.

As expected. Salvador hyperextended his elbow in a home plate collision during the World Baseball Classic, but he's feeling better now. The plan calls for him to catch around six innings on Friday or Saturday. He'll be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 22 - 12:18 PM

Salvador Perez (elbow) is planning to return to Cactus League action as a DH on Wednesday.

Perez suffered a hyperextended elbow March 11 when he was involved in a nasty home-plate collision during a World Baseball Classic game, but he expects to be ready for the opening of the MLB season. Salvy plans to catch his first game since that collision on Friday in Arizona.
Mar 20 - 1:45 PM

Salavador Perez will likely miss about a week due to a hyperextended elbow.

All of the focus has been on Perez's knee, but it turns out that the elbow is the bigger issue right now. Either way, he's expected to be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 15 - 12:25 PM

Salvador Perez (knee) said Wednesday that he expects to be ready for Opening Day.

Perez gave Royals fans quite the scare after Saturday's home plate collision, but the initial exam showed only inflammation and the follow-up MRI apparently didn't show anything alarming. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to game action, but the Royals dodged a bullet here.
Mar 15 - 11:42 AM

Salvador Perez (knee) will undergo a follow-up MRI on Tuesday.

Perez injured his left knee in a home plate collision with his teammate and backup Drew Butera during a WBC game on Saturday. The initial test showed inflammation and no structural damage, but more should be known about his status after the follow-up MRI. The Royals will keep their fingers crossed for now.
Mar 14 - 12:26 PM

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Sunday that the best-case scenario for Salvador Perez (knee) would be him returning in a week.

An initial MRI on Perez's left knee revealed only inflammation, as he appears to have avoided a serious injury following a collision in a World Baseball Classic game Saturday. Perez is set to receive a second MRI in Royals camp on Monday, at which point more will be known about his timetable. Barring something unexpected, it sounds like he should be alright for Opening Day.
Mar 12 - 2:42 PM

Salvador Perez (knee) will be evaluated by doctors in Royals camp on Monday.

Perez injured his left knee on a collision at home plate during Venezuela's World Baseball Classic game on Saturday against Italy. An initial MRI revealed only inflammation and the Royals are confident that's all Perez is dealing with, but obviously they want to do their own testing. More should be known about Perez's timetable after that exam.
Mar 12 - 1:47 PM

Updating an earlier report, Salvador Perez's MRI revealed no structural damage in his left knee.

Perez was steamrolled by Drew Butera on a play at home plate Saturday during the World Baseball Classic. So far all of his tests have come back clean and he's only dealing with inflammation. It's great news for the Royals, who were obviously fearing the worst. Despite avoiding a major injury, Perez has pulled out of the WBC and will have his roster spot vacated immediately. Robinson Chirinos will handle the catching duties for Venezuela in Sunday's Pool D finale versus Mexico.
Mar 12 - 12:02 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the "initial diagnosis" suggests Salvador Perez (knee) is only dealing with inflammation.

Obviously Perez isn't out of the woods yet and will probably be put through a battery of tests. But from all indications, it looks like Perez was able to avoid a serious injury. Perez was in agony after getting run over by Drew Butera (his Royals teammate) at home plate on Saturday and couldn't put any weight on his leg as he left the field. Even if Perez checks out fine, it's doubtful we'll see him again in the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 11 - 11:33 PM

Salvador Perez left Saturday's WBC game against Italy following a collision at home plate.

In what has easily been the most exciting game of the tournament so far, Drew Butera (ironically Perez's teammate in Kansas City) was thrown out at home plate to end the ninth inning. Butera appeared to make contact with Perez's left knee on the play, leaving Perez writhing on the ground in pain. He was later carried to the clubhouse and replaced at catcher by Robinson Chirinos. ESPN Deportes reporter Marly Rivera said Perez couldn't put any weight on his leg upon exiting. This is a nightmare scenario for the Royals. We'll update Perez's status as soon as we know more.
Mar 11 - 7:59 PM

Salvador Perez lost 25 pounds during the offseason.

No word on if he considers himself to be in the "Best Shape of His Life," but the narrative is off and running, as he's 4-for-5 with two homers over his first two spring games. The 26-year-old amassed 22 homers and 64 RBI last season, but he hit just .247 with a .288 on-base percentage. He owns a 90 OPS+ over the past three seasons.
Feb 28 - 12:53 PM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with four RBI and a home run in a 14-3 thrashing of the Mariners on Monday.

He laced a two-run double to left field in the first inning. He trumped that by homering off Mark Rzepczynski with a runner aboard in the third inning. The five-year veteran is still only 26 years old. He hit 22 home runs and drove in 64 RBI with a .247 batting average in 2016.
Feb 28 - 12:12 AM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and four RBI in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Rangers.

Perez burned A.J. Griffin with a solo home run, then later came through with a bases-clearing single. The 26-year-old backstop has posted escalating home run totals in every season he has been in the bigs. A year ago, he mashed 22 of them while driving in 64 runs over the course of 514 at-bats. He is a rock solid fantasy option at a thin position.
Feb 25 - 6:29 PM

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

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Brayan Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Travis Wood
5Chris Young
6Mike Minor
7Kevin McCarthy
8Peter Moylan
9Brian Flynn
10Seth Maness