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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%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 108.21
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AL Starters announced for 2015 All-Star Game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) The American League starters for the 2015 All-Star Game on July 14 were announced Sunday. The Royals will send four starters to the Summer Classic, with Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon leading the votes in their respective positions.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance. He received the most votes of any outfielder and the second most on the AL roster.

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals
First baseman: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (injured)
Second baseman: Jose Altuve, Astros
Third baseman: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (top AL vote-getter)
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Royals
Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels
Outfield: Lorenzo Cain, Royals
Outfield: Alex Gordon, Royals
Designated Hitter: Nelson Cruz , Mariners


Royals C Salvador Perez hits 13th home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez produced the only run of the game for the Royals during Monday's 6-1 loss to the Astros.

Perez hit his 13th home run of the season when he connected off Lance McCullers in the seventh inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the game.

Prior to Monday's contest, Perez was hitting .185 with two home runs and four RBI in his last seven games.


Royals C Salvador Perez homers, records three RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez recorded three RBI in his team's win over the Athletics on Sunday.

Perez went 1 for 4 with a two run home run, his 12th of the season. Perez brought in another run when he reached base on a fielder's choice in the sixth inning.

Perez is hitting .271 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 255 at-bats this season.


Royals open to renegotiating Salvador Perez's contract


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) The Royals are expected to open talks either later this season or in the offseason with catcher Salvador Perez about renegotiating his contract or signing an extension, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

It has been said Kansas City personnel have expressed sympathy for Perez over his inexplicably low contract. Perez signed a five-year, $7 million contract in February 2012. He is under contract through 2017, which includes team options for 2018 ($5 million) and 2019 ($6 million).


Royals C Salvador Perez blasts 10th home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a game-tying, solo home run in the fourth inning on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Royals fell to the Cardinals 3-2. The home run was Perez's 10th of the season, and fourth in his last seven games. 

Royals C Salvador Perez collects two hits in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 at the plate to help lead the Royals to a 2-0 win over the Twins on Tuesday.

His biggest hit came in the ninth inning when he hit his ninth home run of the season off Boyer for his only RBI of the game. Prior to his two-hit game Tuesday, Perez was hitting .162 with three home runs and three RBI in his last 11 games.


Royals' Salvador Perez slugs eighth home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Perez's homer was a big one, as the eighth-inning blast broke a 3-3 tie and kept the Royals from being swept at home by the Rangers. He has hit .277/.286/.452 with eight homers and 27 RBI in 188 at-bats.


Royals C Salvador Perez crushes seventh home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez brought some offense late in Saturday's contest against the Rangers, but it wasn't enough as the Royals fell 4-2. Perez went 2 for 4 in the game, including a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to bring the Royals to within two.

The home run was his seventh of the season, but he has been struggling at the plate in recent times. Over his last nine games, Perez has just four hits in 30 at-bats, with two of those hits going for home runs.


C Salvador Perez hoping Royals renegotiate contract


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Royals premier catcher Salvador Perez is hoping his team will see fit to renegotiate a contract that he has clearly outplayed.

The Royals could play hardball and maintain his five-year, $7 million deal with three club options extending to 2019. But he hopes not.

"I want to stay here," Perez told Yahoo Sports. "I want to spend my career here. That's the team that gave me an opportunity when I was 16 years old. ... I don't like to think about that [contract]. But in the back of my mind, I start to think about it. Hopefully, they can do something different to me."

That distraction could be affecting him at the plate. Perez is 2-for-23 over his last seven games as his average has dropped to a season-low .277.


Royals catcher Salvador Perez back in lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Indians after sitting out Wednesday due to a head injury.

Perez is batting just .222 in his last 23 games. His batting average has dropped from .333 to .282 in that span.

He is just 1 for 10 in his career against Trevor Bauer, who is starting Thursday for Cleveland. He has one double and five strikeouts.


Royals C Salvador Perez not in Wednesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez will be held out of Wednesday's lineup against the Indians, the team announced.

Perez left Tuesday's contest after taking a foul tip off his face mask. Drew Butera will start at catcher and bat ninth. Butera is hitting .182 in 33 at-bats this season.

The Royals are the underdogs (+130) against the Indians on Wednesday.


Royals' Salvador Perez takes foul tip to face mask, leaves game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez exited Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a foul tip off of his face mask, according to FOX Sports Kansas City

Perez left the game as a precaution. He finished the night 1 for 3 and a single. He now has a slash line of .282/.293/.435. 


Royals' Yost wants Salvador Perez to be more patient at the plate


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters he believes that catcher Salvador Perez will work through his issues and learn how to be a patient hitter at the plate. According to BrooksBaseball.com, Perez is swinging at 58 percent of the pitches outside the zone.

"It's all part of developing as a hitter," manager Ned Yost said. "You can try and tell guys to stop swinging at balls in the dirt. But that's foolish. They've got to get to the point where they trust themselves, they trust their teammates, and they control their emotions in those situations so you don't try to do too much.

"When will that time come? I don't know. But it will come."

Perez is hitting .281/.291/.439 with nine doubles, six homers and 25 RBI in 46 games.


Salvador Perez goes deep for Royals in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Perez went 1 for 4 and went deep for the sixth time this season. He now has 25 RBI. 


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.