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13 Salvador Perez C
Height/Weight: 6-3/245 | Birthdate: 5/10/1990 | Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 98/93 | Average Draft Position: 146.98
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Salvador Perez ends walk streak Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez entered play Friday on a six-game streak of drawing at least one walk but went 0 for 4 with no free passes in his team's 10-1 loss to the Twins.

Perez has been difficult to keep off base in the early part of the season, drawing eight walks during his six-game base-on-balls streak. He owns a .393/.528/.536 line with two RBI in 28 at-bats.


Salvador Perez collects four hits in season opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was locked in during Monday's season opener against the Tigers, going 4 for 4 with one run and one RBI in a 4-3 loss. Perez doubled twice off Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander, which included an RBI double that tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

Royals announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) The Royals released their lineup for opening day against the Tigers. Right fielder Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff, and he will be followed by second baseman Omar Infante, first baseman Eric Hosmer, DH Billy Butler, left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and shortstop Alcides Escobar.

Salvador Perez works past minor hand injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez worked past a minor injury scare on Saturday against the Brewers in an exhibition game, the Kansas City Star reports.

A foul tip caught him on the left hand in the bottom of the fourth inning. Trainers came in to check on him, but he remained in the game. Perez finished 0 for 3 in a 7-2 defeat. He is hitting .370 with six home runs and 23 RBI this spring.

Salvador Perez scores two runs vs. Brewers Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1 for 2 with one walk and two runs in his team's 5-4 win over the Brewers Friday.

Perez was struck in the head by a pitch Wednesday but escaped serious injury and jumped right back into action after a day of rest. He's posted a .392 average and hit four home runs during an excellent spring campaign.


Salvador Perez fine after HBP behind left ear


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is fine after being hit in the head by a curveball Wednesday, according to the Kansas City Star. The trainer described it as "non-concussive" and Perez confirmed that he's OK.

Salvador Perez beaned in head, walks off field unaided


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Royals starting catcher Salvador Perez was hit in the head by a pitch in an exhibition game Wednesday, but appears OK, per the Kansas City Star, which further reported he walked off the field under his own power after sitting for a few moments.

Perez emerged as one of the better hitting catchers in the game last season. He batted .292 with 13 home runs and 79 RBI.


Salvador Perez homers in return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in his team's 3-1 win over the A's Wednesday.

Perez suffered a bruised palm Monday but ended up missing just one day before returning to hit his second homer of the spring. He's 10 for 21 with four runs and seven RBI thus far.


Salvador Perez ready to rejoin Royals lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost said catcher Salvador Perez (hand) is slated to return to the spring lineup Wednesday, per The Kansas City Star. Yost said X-rays and fluoroscope tests were negative.

Perez has been sidelined since last week after being hit on the hand by a foul tip. He was diagnosed with a bruised palm.


Salvador Perez suffers bruised palm


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is dealing with a bruised left palm after being hit on the hand by a foul tip, the Kansas City Star reports.

Initial tests didn't reveal any damage to Perez's hand, but he's slated to undergo further testing. He went 0 for 1 in Monday's game against the Mariners, making him 9 for 18 with one home run and five RBI in nine appearances.


Salvador Perez homers in three-hit performance Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 3 for 3 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-5 win over the Reds Tuesday.

Perez entered Tuesday's action 2 for 7 with no extra-base hits in four games before his offensive explosion, which leaves him with a .500 batting average in the early-going. He has a .301/.331/.451 career line over his first 933 career regular-season at-bats.


Salvador Perez partakes in winter league to get at-bats


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez spent part of his offseason playing in the Venezuelan Winter League. He hit .289 with a .385 slugging percentage, .705 OPS, one home run, eight doubles and 17 RBI in 31 games.

Surprisingly, Perez didn't spend much time behind the plate, making 22 appearances at first base.

"Salvy's going to catch the bulk of the games here, and it was more for the at-bats than anything," assistant general manager J.J. Picollo told MLB.com. "It's something that Salvy takes a lot of pride in, and he wanted to help his team and play down there, so it was a way to get him at-bats and not have him get beat up behind the plate."


Salvador Perez Gold Glove winner at catcher


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez became the third Kansas City player to take home a Gold Glove Tuesday night in the American League, the Kansas City Star reports.

Perez beat out Matt Wieters of the Orioles and Joe Mauer of the Twins, both previous winners, to take home his first award. 

First baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Alex Gordon also won Gold Gloves for the Royals Tuesday. 


American League Gold Glove finalists announced


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29. 

The American League nominees are:

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; Salvador Perez, Kansas City; Matt Wieters, Baltimore

First Base: Chris Davis, Baltimore; Eric Hosmer, Kansas City; James Loney, Tampa Bay

Second Base: Robinson Cano, New York, Dustin Pedroia, Boston, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay

Third Base: Adrian Beltre, Texas; Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay; Manny Machado, Baltimore

Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City; Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay; J.J. Hardy, Baltimore

Left Field: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland; Andy Dirks, Detroit; Alex Gordon, Kansas City

Center Field: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City; Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston; Adam Jones, Baltimore

Right Field: Nick Markakis, Baltimore; Josh Reddick, Oakland; Shane Victorino, Boston

Pitcher: Mark Buehrle, Toronto; R.A. Dickey, Toronto; Doug Fister, Detroit


Salvador Perez hits 13th homer in finale


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit his 13th home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Perez went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI. He'll finish the season at .292/.323/.433. He hit third in Sunday's finale, and one would imagine his performance will see him hitting in the heart of next year's Royals lineup.

Salvador Perez starting at first base


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/29/2013) For the first time in his major league career, Salvador Perez is getting a start at first base, as Brett Hayes will fill in behind the plate for the Royals' season finale at the White Sox.

Prior to Sunday, all of Perez's 126 starts this season have been at catcher.


Salvador Perez knocks three hits


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez picked up three hits Monday against the Indians.

Perez went 3 for 4, with a triple and two singles. He also walked, reaching base four times. He finished the game with two runs scored and one RBI. Perez is hitting .291/.326/.428 in 453 at-bats. 


Salvador Perez held without a hit vs. Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who took a hard foul ball off the mask Thursday, returned to action Friday night against the Tigers.

Perez finished 0 for 2 with a strikeout and was replaced by George Kottaras in the top of the fifth inning. He is hitting .284 with 10 homers and 64 RBI in 422 at-bats.

Salvador Perez returns to lineup Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has returned to the team's starting lineup Friday against the Tigers.

Perez left Thursday's game with dizziness, but the move was considered precautionary. Perez felt good enough to play Friday, and will hit sixth. Perez has a .286/.320/.419 slash line in 420 at-bats. 


Salvador Perez could return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez could return to the starting lineup Friday against the Tigers, according to the Kansas City Star

Perez left Thursday's game with dizziness, but it's not believed to be serious. Manager Ned Yost said Perez will play if he's feeling well Friday. Perez was hit in the head with a pitch while catching, and there was some concern he was dealing with concussion-like issues. The dizziness passed shortly after Perez returned to the locker room.

Perez is hitting .286/.320/.419 in 420 at-bats. 


Salvador Perez left game with 'mild dizziness'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Thursday's game due to "mild dizziness."

The move was considered precautionary, though it's worrisome that Perez was dealing with dizziness considering he had a concussion earlier this year. Classifying the injury as "mild" could imply the team doesn't believe it's too serious. But concussion-related issues are always difficult to project.

Perez is hitting .281/.315/.412 in 417 at-bats. 


Salvador Perez leaves game with possible concussion


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Thursday's game against the Mariners with a possible concussion, according to the Kansas City Star.

Perez left after hitting an RBI single in the fifth inning. He had taken a hard foul off his mask earlier in the game. Perez is hitting .281/.315/.412 in 417 at-bats. 


Salvador Perez gets a rest Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is not in the team's lineup Thursday against the Twins.

Perez will be replaced by George Kottaras behind the plate. Perez is hitting .281/.312/.410 in 398 at-bats. 


Salvador Perez hits two two-run shots


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez had a big game Wednesday during a win at Minnesota. Perez drove in four runs on the four-hit night. 

Perez hit two home runs for the Royals as he went deep in the fourth inning for a two-run shot and added another in the eighth. He now has nine HRs on the season. Perez also drove in a run in the ninth but wasn't credited with an RBI as he hit into a double play. 

The backstop finished 4 for 5 and added a double. He's batting .281 on the year and has gone 11 for 22 (.500) with a double, four homers and 13 RBI over a five-game hitting streak. 


Salvador Perez goes deep in win


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Royals catcher Salvador Perez homered Monday during a one-game series win over the Rays. Playing at home, Perez went deep off Cesar Ramos in the sixth inning.

Perez's two-out three-run blast, his seventh of the year, gave the Royals a 10-1 lead. He added a sacrifice fly in the game and finished with four RBI. Perez went 1 for 3 and is batting .271 on the year.

The backstop of the Royals has homered in back-to-back games and has seven RBI over that span. In fact, he's driven in nine runs in his last three contests and is up to 56 runs driven in on the year. He's heating up right now with base hits in eight of his last nine contests.