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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 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

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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

Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Perez led off the second inning with a solo home run against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker. He also chipped in with an RBI double later in the frame, as the Royals scored six and batted around. Stylish. A left wrist injury has limited him over the last week and remains something to keep an eye on moving forward, but Saturday's game went off without issue. For the season, he's hitting .253/.267/.430 with 17 homers and 50 RBI.
Aug 15 - 11:08 PM

Salvador Perez (wrist) remained out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

Perez hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game with a left wrist injury. An MRI has ruled out any major structural damage, but Perez will be re-evaluated Friday to determine when he might be able to play again. Drew Butera is again behind the dish in Perez's place.
Aug 14 - 3:40 PM

An MRI taken Wednesday on Salvador Perez's left wrist ruled out any major structural damage.

Perez left Tuesday's game against the Tigers with soreness in his left wrist and will take the next few days off, but he is fully expected to avoid the disabled list. Drew Butera will fill in behind the plate for Kansas City.
Aug 12 - 4:56 PM

Salvador Perez exited Tuesday's game versus the Tigers with a sore left wrist.

It's evidently something that's bothered him for bit, because he had an X-ray earlier this week. The good news is it came back negative and Perez is listed as day-to-day. The catcher singled in one of his three at-bats before departing Tuesday's contest.
Aug 11 - 11:43 PM

Salvador Perez had a terrific night in the batter's box, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win versus the Tigers.

Perez put the Royals up 1-0 in the second inning with an RBI single, then extended it to 3-0 in the fourth with a two-run home run off of Justin Verlander. The backstop had been mired in a slump, batting .074 (2-for-27) in his last eight games. Perez is carrying a slugging-heavy .249/.262/.425 batting line with 16 home runs and 46 RBI this season.
Aug 4 - 10:02 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting some rest with it being a day game after a night game. Drew Butera is catching in Perez's place.
Jul 29 - 10:01 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup for Friday night's contest against the Astros.

It'll be Drew Butera behind the dish for the Royals and batting ninth against opposing southpaw Scott Kazmir. Look for Perez to be back in there on Saturday.
Jul 24 - 5:18 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the White Sox.

He'll be back out there in the nightcap. Drew Butera is catching the first game with Perez on the bench.
Jul 17 - 11:58 AM

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

It's nothing more than a well-deserved day of rest for the All-Star backstop. Drew Butera will start behind the dish and bat eighth against Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays.
Jul 11 - 11:33 AM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Perez unloaded on a Nathan Karns offering in the fifth inning for his 14th bomb of the season. He's now driven in 37 runs and is slashing .262/.274/.448. The offensive numbers are strong for the catching position, though Perez has walked just five times in 290 at-bats.
Jul 9 - 5:35 PM

Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays.

Drew Butera will start behind the plate and catch Chris Young. Perez should be in the lineup for Game 2.
Jul 7 - 10:47 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
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
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Brian Flynn