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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%: 98/90 | Average Draft Position: 146.92
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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. 


Attempt to keep Salvador Perez cool has him out Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is set to sit Saturday night against the Rangers. Erik Kratz will do the crouching behind the plate instead.

Perez has been dealing with a knee issue, but Ned Yost said he's fine and that his absence is motivated by a desire to keep him out of the Texas heat.


Salvador Perez returns to action Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez returned to action Friday against the Rangers.

Perez has been dealing with a knee issue. He went for an MRI Thursday, which came back clean. Perez is hitting .268/.304/.417 over 441 at-bats.


Salvador Perez's MRI comes back clean


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) An MRI on Royals catcher Salvador Perez came back clean, according to MLB.com.

Perez has been dealing with knee issues, but both he and manager Ned Yost have been adamant the injury is not serious. Perez first complained of tightness Monday, but played in Tuesday's game. He was held out Wednesday, though, and the club decided to send him for an MRI. Perez is hitting .268/.304/.417 over 441 at-bats.


Salvador Perez to have MRI Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez will have an MRI on his injured knee Thursday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Perez missed Wednesday's game due to the issue. He complained of knee tightness Monday, but was able to play through the injury Tuesday. Despite the MRI, manager Ned Yost remains adamant that the injury is not serious. 


Salvador Perez scratched with knee soreness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been scratched due to knee soreness, according to the Kansas City Star.

Perez complained of tightness Monday, but said he would be fine. He was able to start Tuesday's game and was slated to play Wednesday until he was scratched. Resting Perez is considered precautionary at this time. 


Salvador Perez doesn't miss a game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Perez will catch and hit third. He said his knee was tight following Monday night's game, but stressed that he wasn't in pain. Perez is hitting .268/.305/.417 over 436 at-bats.


Salvador Perez dealing with tight knee


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is dealing with a tight knee, according to the Kansas City Star.

Perez said the knee was tight, but not painful. Perez said he would be available to play Tuesday in spite of the injury.


Salvador Perez homer kick-starts Royals in vicory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) The Royals cranked out 15 hits Tuesday night in Arizona, but catcher Salvador Perez kicked off the rout in the third inning with a three-run homer that gave his team the lead to stay.

Perez also singled twice for his second three-hit game since July 25. He has five hits and five RBI in his last three games combined.


Salvador Perez helps early and late in defeat of Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez got his team off on the right foot Friday night against Cleveland with a solo home run in the first inning to provide a 1-0 lead. He helped complete the victory with a single and run scored in the eighth.

Perez, who managed his first three-hit game since Independence Day, now boasts a solid .285/.326/.434 stat line.


Salvador Perez returns to the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who sat out with a groin injury Sunday, returned to Monday's lineup against the White Sox. Perez is hitting .282 with 11 homers and 37 RBI in 87 games.

Salvador Perez set to sit Sunday against Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been given Sunday off against Boston. He has been dealing with a groin injury, but expects to return to the lineup Monday. Brett Hayes is set to start instead.

Perez, who started for the American League in the All-Star Game, went hitless in four at-bats Saturday.


American League reveals All-Star batting order


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The American League unveiled the following batting order for Tuesday's All-Star game: Shortstop Derek Jeter, left fielder Mike Trout, second baseman Robinson Cano, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, right fielder Jose Bautista, designated hitter Nelson Cruz, center fielder Adam Jones, third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Salvador Perez.

Salvador Perez hits game-winning home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez came through in a big way Wednesday against the Rays.

With his team trailing by two, Perez stepped to the plate with two men on in the top of the ninth inning. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Perez belted a 91 mph fastball out to left for the go-ahead blast. The Royals hung on to win the game, making Perez the hero.

Perez finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Salvador Perez slugs 10th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 win over the Twins Monday.

Perez wrapped up a productive June in style, boosting his average from .253 to .287 by the end of the month while knocking half of his 10 home runs during June. He has hit .287/.334/.455 with 29 RBI in 279 at-bats.


Salvador Perez knocks ninth home run Monday vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Dodgers Monday.

Perez only saw nine pitches on the night, but he was still able to collect two extra-base hits. He now has recorded hits in 19 of his 21 games this month. Perez has hit .287/.336/.457 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 258 at-bats thanks in part to the hot June performance.


Salvador Perez hits eighth home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit his eighth home run Friday. 

Perez stepped to the plate in the fifth inning with the bases empty. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Perez hit an 83 mph splitter from Hisashi Iwakuma out to left for the solo shot. Perez finished 2 for 4, with one run and two RBI.


Salvador Perez riding 11-game hitting streak


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez entered Wednesday's game against the Tigers riding an 11-game hitting streak. He was 16 for 42 (.381) with two homers and nine RBI in the streak.

Salvador Perez able to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who left Monday's game with cramping in both his calves, was back in the lineup Tuesday at Detroit. Perez is hitting .281 with seven homers and 23 RBI in 231 at-bats.

Salvador Perez exits game with cramped calves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez was removed from Monday's game against the Tigers with cramping in both of his calves, the Kansas City Star reports.

Perez was 2 for 4 before being removed, and he'll be day-to-day moving forward. He has hit .281/.333/.442 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 231 at-bats.


Salvador Perez goes deep in win over White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Royals catcher Salvador Perez enjoyed a solid performance at the plate on Sunday, unleashing his seventh home run of the season in his team's 6-3 win over the White Sox.

Perez took starter Andre Rienzo deep for a three-run blast, breaking the game open for the Royals in the third inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI. He owns a .301/.337/.405 with 23 RBI in 227 at-bats.