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13 Salvador Perez C
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 5/10/1990 | Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 99/90 | Average Draft Position: 108.15
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Royals catcher Salvador Perez only misses one start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees after getting a chance to rest a nagging leg injury Monday. 

Perez made a pinch-hit appearance Monday, going hitless in his only at-bat to halt a hitting streak at 10 games. He is batting .361 (13 for 36) with one home run, four doubles and six RBI in his last 11 games.


Royals catcher Salvador Perez dealing with leg injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been playing through an apparent leg injury for some time, manager Ned Yost said on Sunday per FOX Sports Kansas City.

Yost called it a slight groin injury, while Perez described it as a tight left hamstring. He was given the final inning of Sunday's game off as a precaution. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI in the game and is now hitting .306 with 24 RBI on the season.


Three-hit effort sends streak of Royals C Salvador Perez to eight


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez neither scored a run nor drove one in Friday night against St. Louis. But he had three hits, which is notable because it was his first three-hit game since April 28.

Not that Perez has been cold - quite the contrary. His effort against the Cardinals extended his hitting streak to eight. He is batting .400 during that stretch (10-for-25) with four doubles and a home run. He pushed his average over .300 for the first time in two weeks in the process.


Salvador Perez homers, drives in two in Royals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 in Sunday's win over the Yankees. Perez hit a solo home run in the second inning, to put the Royals on top to stay.

Perez increased his average to .288 and drove in two runs, giving him 21 on the year. He has five home runs. 


Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez return to lineup on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) The Royals are back to full strength on Friday as center fielder Lorenzo Cain and catcher Salvador Perez are back in the starting lineup against the Yankees. Both regulars were rested on Thursday in preparation for the big three-game set. 

Cain is in his usual No. 3 spot in the order, while Perez bats seventh for manager Ned Yost.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez get a breather Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) The Royals gave center fielder Lorenzo Cain and catcher Salvador Perez the day off Thursday against the Royals, per MLB.com. With both players out, manager Ned Yost inserted Drew Butera behind the plate and in the eighth spot, and Jarrod Dyson in center field and in the ninth spot in the order.

Kansas City is favored (-110) against the Rangers in Arlington, per VegasInsider.com.


Royals C Salvador Perez returns to lineup on Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) After taking Saturday off, Royals catcher Salvador Perez is back in Kansas City's lineup and is batting sixth

Perez missed only his second game of the season when he sat Saturday. He's back in the lineup for Drew Butera, who replaced him on his day off. Perez is hitting .306/.316/.459 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 111 at-bats. 

The Royals will face Tigers pitcher Shane Greene, who Perez is 0 for 3 with a strikeout against. 


Royals C Perez out of lineup Saturday, Butera starting vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

It's just the second time this season that Perez hasn't been behind the plate for the Royals. He has hit .306/.316/.459 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 111 at-bats. Drew Butera, who was acquired by the Royals Thursday, is getting the start and batting ninth.

The Royals are underdogs (+140) in Detroit Saturday, per VegasInsider.com.


Royals hoping to keep LF Gordon, C Perez long-term


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) The Royals are hoping to be able to keep left fielder Alex Gordon with the team long-term, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Gordon currently has a player option for 2016, valued at $13.25 million, though expecations are he will decline the option and look to secure a bigger contract.

Gordon, a Nebraska-native, is currently batting .303 with three home runs and 13 RBI in his first 19 games of the 2015 season. 

The Royals are also considering a contract extension for catcher Salvador Perez, who is currently signed through 2016 (with club options for 17-19). Though as Heyman notes, they will likely wait until the offseason to begin theoe discussions.


Royals' Moustakas, Perez batting better than .340 vs. Quintana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and catcher Salvador Perez have good track records against White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana, who will be on the mound for Friday's AL Central showdown.

Moustakas is batting .345 (10 for 29) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, two walks and seven strikeouts in his career against the left-hander, while Perez is batting .364 (12 for 33) with one triple, two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, two walks and five strikeouts.

Both players are also doing well against lefties in 2015. Moustakas, who bats left-handed, is batting .355 (11 for 31) with one home run, three doubles and three RBI against lefties, while Perez -- who bats right-handed -- is batting .296 (8 for 27) with one double, one home run and five RBI.


Royals' Salvador Perez hits another RBI in win over Twins


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 3 in Monday night's 7-1 win over the Twins. 

Perez recorded an RBI in the process, his 12th of the season. He now has an impressive slash line of .380/.385/.620 in 13 appearances. Perez also scored a run during Monday night's game.   


Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon out of Royals' Sunday lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon are both out of the team's starting lineup for Sunday. 

Both players are being rested. Erik Kratz will catch, in just his second game appearance of the year. Kratz is batting seventh in the lineup. 

Jarrod Dyson will play left and bat ninth.


Royals' Ned Yost: Salvador Perez could get a day off this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn't get the day off Thursday against the Twins, but may receive one over the weekend, manager Ned Yost told reporters, per the Kansas City Star.

Perez is off to a fast start, hitting .364/.382/.667 with a double, three homers, nine RBI, a stolen base and a walk over his first 33 at-bats. When Perez does receive a day of rest, Yost will likely give Erik Kratz a start. Kratz has yet to receive an at-bat this season.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez might get day off this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain might get a day off Wednesday against the Twins, with Jarrod Dyson replacing him in the starting lineup, manager Ned Yost said Monday.

Yost also indicated Erik Kratz might also get a start in place of catcher Salvador Perez on Thursday.

Cain and Perez have started all seven games, including Monday at Minnesota.


Royals catcher Salvador Perez rips third homer of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 5 at the plate in Kansas City's 9-2 win over the Angels Sunday. 

Perez got things going early with an RBI single in the second, driving home Kendrys Morales. Then, Perez came to the plate in the seventh and ripped the first pitch he saw from Fernando Salas to left center field for his third homer of the year. Perez has a .417/.440/.833 slash line to start the season.


Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez homer for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez both hit fourth-inning home runs in the Royals' 6-4 win over the Angels.

Moustakas hit a solo shot as part of a five-run fourth-inning rally. He went two for four on the day with a walk and his first stolen base of the year. The home run was his second on the season, and he's now hitting .353. 

Perez hit a two-run homer later in the inning. He went two for four on the day. On the season, he has two home runs, six RBI and is hitting .421.


Royals looking to give Salvador Perez another extension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The Royals are open to handing catcher Salvador Perez another contract extension in hopes of making him a lifetime Royal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Perez signed a five-year, $7-million extension with the Royals back in 2012 with a $5 million club option in 2018 and a $6 million club option in 2019. He holds a career .286/.316/.436 slash line with 45 homers and 213 RBI over 406 games. Perez, who has been an All-Star in back-to-back seasons, is hitting .455 (5 for 11) with one home run and four RBI to start the season.


Royals C Salvador Perez homers, drives in two in win


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in a 4-1 win over the White Sox on Thursday. Perez homered in sixth with one on and two out.

Perez, 24, has a batting average of .500, driving in four runs on four hits in 8 plate appearances.


Royals' Yost going away from built-in days off for Salvador Perez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost was considering having Erik Kratz as a personal catcher for one of the pitchers in the team's rotation as a way of having built-in days off for starting catcher Salvador Perez. However, Yost is no longer going to use that plan.

"Just not going to happen," Yost said Wednesday, per MLB.com."I talked to my staff and decided that's not what we want to do. We'll pick spots and give Sal a day off. We'll look for days -- a Saturday off or a Sunday. We just decided to go that way."

Yost added it will be up to the coaching staff to make sure Perez, who appeared in a career-high 150 games in 2014, gets time off in 2015.

"You got so many off-days early in the season," Yost said. "[The rest] comes into play about June, July and August. But then in September, that's it [for days off] unless we have a big lead."


Yost to lessen time behind plate for Royals C Perez in 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Royals will seek to lighten the load of catcher Salvador Perez next season. He led the majors in 2014 with 146 games behind the plate.

"I can't catch Sal 150 games again," Ned Yost told CBSSports.com baseball writer Matt Snyder. "I'll kill the kid."

Including the postseason, Perez caught 161 games last year.


Report: Royals catcher Salvador Perez might get more starts at DH


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) After appearing in 146 games behind the plate in 2014, the Royals might be inclined to give catcher Salvador Perez more starts at DH in 2015 in an attempt to preserve his knees, a source told the Philadelphia Daily News.

Perez made four appearances at DH in 2014, but the team is considering their DH options for 2015 since Billy Butler is a free agent. There is a report the Royals might consider trading for Ryan Howard to be the primary DH. Although, it doesn't seem Howard is high on the Royals' priority list, per the Daily News.


Royals C Salvador Perez homers in Game 1 World Series loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday.

Perez struck the only blow the Royals could manage on offense, finally getting a run off Giants starter Madison Bumgarner after he allowed only two hits through six scoreless innings. By the time of Perez's bomb, the Royals were dug in a hole from which they couldn't escape. It's a rare sign of life from the catcher's bat, as he's hit just .135/.158/.216 in 37 postseason at-bats despite the Royals racking up win after win in the first three rounds.


Manager: Salvador Perez too anxious at plate


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Ned Yost is blaming anxiousness rather than fatigue for the slump of Royals catcher Salvador Perez. He told the Kansas City Star that Perez is trying too hard with a playoff spot on the line.

Perez has just five hits in his last 45 at-bats and has been hitless in seven of his last 11 games. His .290 on-base percentage is at its lowest point since April 23. He has a dozen strikeouts in the last 10 games.


Salvador Perez homers in three-hit performance Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 4-3 win over the Rangers Monday.

Perez delivered the first blow of the game with his RBI double in the bottom of the first, and he followed that up with a two-run home run in the third inning to put his team up 3-0. He's managed to produce multiple hits in four of his last six games, raising Perez's line to .269/.302/.424 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI in 484 at-bats.


Salvador Perez sitting out, but not with injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was not in the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

Perez is coming off a knee injury, but his absence is not related to the issue. Instead, manager Ned Yost said he wants to keep Perez out of the Texas heat. It should be viewed as a normal day off for Perez.