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Salvador Perez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 27 - 11:18 PM

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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.
Aug 21 - 6:23 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.
Aug 20 - 11:41 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.
Aug 19 - 6:27 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.
Aug 18 - 10:46 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.
Aug 6 - 12:58 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.
Jul 26 - 12:36 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.
Jul 21 - 7:24 PM

Salvador Perez (groin) expects to return to the Royals' lineup on Monday.

Perez is sitting out Sunday's contest with some minor soreness in his right groin, but it's not considered to be a big deal. The All-Star catcher is sporting a .282/.327/.432 batting line with 11 homers and 37 RBI for the Royals this season.
Jul 20 - 12:05 PM

Salvador Perez is not in Sunday's lineup due to a right groin strain.

The good news is that it appears to be a minor one, as the Royals are hopeful Perez can return to the lineup soon. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place and will catch Yordano Ventura in the series finale versus the Red Sox.
Jul 20 - 11:08 AM

Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a little surprising given that they're facing the Tigers and have the All-Star break coming, but manager Ned Yost obviously felt that his catcher needed a day. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place.
Jul 13 - 10:48 AM

Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and plated the Royals lone run in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

The hard-hitting backstop drove home Eric Hosmer in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the Royals offense against Anibal Sanchez and company. The All-Star catcher is enjoying another strong season at the plate, hitting .284/.328/.441 with 11 homers and 36 RBI through 320 at-bats.
Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer off Kirby Yates in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

It was Perez's 11th homer, leaving him just two shy of last year's total. He hasn't been driving in runs like he did last season, but the rest of his numbers are about what was expected from him. Odds are that he'll do better with RISP the rest of the way.
Jul 9 - 10:59 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Perez had to leave Monday's game with cramping in both calves, but it was never a worrisome issue. The backstop is hitting .281/.335/.438 for the first-place Royals this season.
Jun 18 - 4:30 AM

Salvador Perez (calves) expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Perez exited Monday's game with cramping in both calves, but he'll be fine. "For sure," he said. "You know that."
Jun 16 - 11:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Billy Butler
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
6Liam Hendriks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Bruce Chen
8Luke Hochevar