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Salvador Perez
AVG HR RBI
.292 15 42
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 240 NFBC ADP: 137.34
Position: CBorn: 5/10/1990 Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Royals (2006)


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June 21 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET0:18 ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST11:48 PM VEN8:18 UAE11:18 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Boston Red Sox 8-3. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
June 18 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET21:53 ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST9:23 PM VEN5:53 UAE (+1)8:53 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3. The homer was his 14th of the season. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
Analysis: Perez extended his hitting streak to 10 games. In that span, he has an extra-base hit in eight games, including five doubles and three home runs.
June 17 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET13:58 ET17:58 GMT1:58 10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST1:28 PM VEN21:58 UAE12:58 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with a double Friday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
June 16 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE2:14 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 5 with a double Thursday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2. Perez scored once. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
Analysis: Perez is batting .438 with two home runs, four doubles and four RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak.
June 14 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET0:58 ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST12:28 AM VEN8:58 UAE11:58 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 5 with a double Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals topped the San Francisco Giants 8-1. He ended the game with a .277 batting average.
Analysis: Perez exited Monday's game early with tightness in his left side, though the injury clearly isn't a cause for concern. He's now 12 for 27 (.444) with two homers and seven runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak.
June 12 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 2 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres 8-3. Perez scored once. He ended the game with a .274 batting average.
Analysis: Perez left the game with left-side tightness in his rib cage area. He's expected to start Tuesday in San Francisco.
June 12 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET1:48 ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST1:18 AM VEN9:48 UAE12:48 AM CT-Perez exited Sunday's game at San Diego after four innings after experiencing tightness in his left side.
Analysis: Royals manager Ned Yost said Perez was removed as a precaution and the injury isn't serious. The Royals do have an off day Monday, and the catcher is expected to be back in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener in San Francisco.
June 11 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Saturday as the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres 12-6. The homer was his 13th of the season. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.
Analysis: Perez's 100th career homer was his third in three straight games in San Diego, including last summer's All-Star Game.
June 10 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Friday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the San Diego Padres 6-3. The homer was his 12th of the season. He ended the game with a .273 batting average.
Analysis: Perez is 7 for 12 with three extra-base hits and five runs in his last three games and 5 for 12 in three games against NL teams this season.
June 9 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET1:08 ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST12:38 AM VEN9:08 UAE12:08 AM CT-Perez missed Thursday's game against Houston due to a sprained left thumb he sustained in Wednesday's matchup.
Analysis: Royals manager Ned Yost said afterward that his ironman catcher would be back in the lineup Friday at San Diego. Perez hasn't been on the disabled list since 2013.
June 8 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a double Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 7-5. Perez scored twice. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.
June 7 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET0:25 ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST11:55 PM VEN8:25 UAE11:25 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Houston Astros 9-7. Perez scored twice. He ended the game with a .264 batting average.
June 6 6:48 AM PT7:48 AM MT8:48 AM CT9:48 AM ET9:48 ET13:48 GMT21:48 6:48 AM MST8:48 AM EST9:18 AM VEN17:48 UAE8:48 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 Monday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Houston Astros 7-3. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
June 4 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET20:32 ET0:32 GMT8:32 5:32 PM MST7:32 PM EST8:02 PM VEN4:32 UAE (+1)7:32 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Cleveland Indians 8-0. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
June 3 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 5 with a double and an RBI Saturday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 12-5. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
June 3 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Perez went 0 for 4 Friday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
Analysis: He's 3 for 29 in his last three games.
June 1 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with an RBI Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-5. Perez scored once. He ended the game with a .262 batting average.
May 31 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Detroit Tigers 1-0. He ended the game with a .263 batting average.
May 30 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 Monday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 10-7. Perez scored twice. He ended the game with a .267 batting average.
May 29 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Cleveland Indians 10-1. He ended the game with a .267 batting average.
Analysis: Perez, who is just 1 for 14 with five strikeouts in his last four games, is 1 for 8 against Daniel Norris, Detroit's scheduled starter for Monday.
May 27 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.
May 26 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET23:08 ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST10:38 PM VEN7:08 UAE (+1)10:08 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 4 Friday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 6-4. He ended the game with a .273 batting average.
May 24 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 3-0. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
May 23 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 6-2. Perez scored once. He ended the game with a .285 batting average.
Analysis: Perez has hit safely in five straight games while going 8 for 21 with three homers and five RBIs.
May 22 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET22:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST9:30 PM VEN6:00 UAE (+1)9:00 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 Monday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 4-2. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
Analysis: Perez has been crushing it on the road, where he's 15 for 31 (.484) with four homers and 10 RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak. He went deep three times in Sunday's doubleheader at Minnesota.
May 22 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Minnesota Twins 8-4. The homers were his 10th and 11th of the season. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
Analysis: Perez tied the franchise record for home runs in a doubleheader with three.
May 21 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Minnesota Twins 6-4. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .274 batting average.
May 20 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET0:12 ET4:12 GMT12:12 9:12 PM MST11:12 PM EST11:42 PM VEN8:12 UAE11:12 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 5 Friday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Minnesota Twins 4-3. He ended the game with a .275 batting average.
Analysis: Perez is 9 for 17 with two homers, three doubles, four RBIs and four runs in his last four games.
May 19 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1. He ended the game with a .270 batting average.
May 18 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the New York Yankees 11-7. The homer was his eighth of the season. He ended the game with a .276 batting average.
Analysis: Perez, on pace to shatter his career high of 22 homers, is batting .393 with eight RBIs in his last eight games.
May 17 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 7-1. He ended the game with a .275 batting average.
May 13 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 with an RBI Saturday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
Analysis: Perez is 13 for 31 (.419) with a homer and six RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak.
May 12 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 Friday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Baltimore Orioles 3-2. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
May 11 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs Thursday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0. Perez scored once. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
Analysis: Perez pushed his hitting streak to seven games. He's 11 for 24 with a homer, three doubles, five RBIs and four walks over that span.
May 10 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET22:32 ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST10:02 PM VEN6:32 UAE (+1)9:32 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 2 Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-1. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
Analysis: Perez seems to enjoy hitting at Tropicana Field, where he owns a .314 average with four homers and 16 RBIs in 21 career games. The durable catcher is 7 for 10 with a home run and three RBIs in this series.
May 10 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6. The homer was his seventh of the season. Perez scored twice. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.
Analysis: Perez is dominating righties to the tune of a .313 average and .987 OPS. Against lefties, he's hitting .161 with a .367 OPS.
May 8 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with an RBI Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
Analysis: Perez is 5 for 14 over his last four games.
May 7 4:28 PM PT5:28 PM MT6:28 PM CT7:28 PM ET19:28 ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST6:58 PM VEN3:28 UAE (+1)6:28 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with a double Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Cleveland Indians 1-0. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
Analysis: Perez has a hit in three straight games but is 3 for for 21 over his last six.
May 6 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 Saturday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Cleveland Indians 3-1. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
Analysis: Perez was struck in the left forearm by a foul ball in the eighth and was replaced in the ninth. X-rays were negative, revealing a bruise.
May 6 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 3 Friday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
May 4 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 3 with an RBI Thursday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-3. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
May 4 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1. He ended the game with a .247 batting average.
May 3 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Chicago White Sox 6-0. He ended the game with a .258 batting average.
May 2 8:16 AM PT9:16 AM MT10:16 AM CT11:16 AM ET11:16 ET15:16 GMT23:16 8:16 AM MST10:16 AM EST10:46 AM VEN19:16 UAE10:16 AM CT-Salvador Perez went 1 for 4 with two RBIs Monday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1. He ended the game with a .271 batting average.
Analysis: Perez has been a mighty tough out at Kauffman Stadium, where he's hitting .366 with two homers and nine RBIs in 11 games this season. The durable catcher is 6 for 12 with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs through the first three games of the Royals' current homestand.
Apr. 30 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Minnesota Twins 7-5. Perez scored twice. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.
Apr. 29 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Friday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-4. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .247 batting average.
Analysis: Perez broke out of a 1-for-20 drought and delivered his first home run in 10 games.
Apr. 23 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET21:22 ET1:22 GMT9:22 6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST8:52 PM VEN5:22 UAE (+1)8:22 PM CT-Perez missed his second straight game Sunday with neck stiffness. Manager Ned Yost said he was still day-to-day.
Analysis: Perez is batting .277 and is tied for the team lead with five homers.
Apr. 23 11:59 PM PT12:59 AM MT1:59 AM CT2:59 AM ET2:59 ET6:59 GMT14:59 11:59 PM MST1:59 AM EST2:29 AM VEN10:59 UAE1:59 AM CT-Perez was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday against the Rangers because of neck stiffness.
Analysis: Perez already has five home runs through 16 games.
Apr. 20 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Perez continued his strong start by going 2 for 3 with an RBI in the Royals' win at San Francisco on Wednesday.
Analysis: The four-time All-Star appears set to provide another season of quality fantasy output from the catcher's position. Perez already has five home runs through 14 games and owns a .302 average after going 5 for 12 over his last three contests.
Apr. 9 5:07 PM PT6:07 PM MT7:07 PM CT8:07 PM ET20:07 ET0:07 GMT8:07 5:07 PM MST7:07 PM EST7:37 PM VEN4:07 UAE (+1)7:07 PM CT-Perez homered in his fourth straight game Sunday at Houston.
Analysis: Perez became Kansas City's first player to homer in four straight games since Billy Butler in 2011. The franchise record of five was set by Mike Sweeney in 2002.
Apr. 9 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET0:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST11:30 PM VEN8:00 UAE11:00 PM CT-Perez went deep during a six-run eighth, helping the Royals rally for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Analysis: Perez has hit solo homers in three straight games, totaling five hits in those contests. He has three home runs in his last four in Houston.
Apr. 8 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT-Perez homered, singled and scored two runs Friday.
Analysis: It was the second straight game in which Perez had two hits and went deep. He's well on his way to a third straight 20-homer campaign, and maybe even his first reaching 30 if he stays healthy.
Apr. 6 4:38 PM PT5:38 PM MT6:38 PM CT7:38 PM ET19:38 ET23:38 GMT7:38 4:38 PM MST6:38 PM EST7:08 PM VEN3:38 UAE (+1)6:38 PM CT-Perez went 2 for 4 with a solo home run against Minnesota on Thursday.
Analysis: He went 1 for 6 in his first two games.
Mar. 15 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE1:18 PM CT-Perez should be ready for Kansas City's season opener after tests showed there was no structural damage to his injured left knee. The Royals, though, are still concerned about his hyperextended left elbow. Royals manager Ned Yost said Perez would probably be ready to play in a week.
Analysis: Perez returned to the Royals camp Wednesday after playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. He was injured Saturday in a collision at the plate with his Royals backup, Drew Butera, who was playing for Italy. Initially, the knee was Perez's main concern, and he had a second MRI on Tuesday. But the test only showed inflammation, not serious damage.
Mar. 11 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET20:52 ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST9:22 PM VEN5:52 UAE (+1)7:52 PM CT-Perez injured his left knee during a collision at home plate in Venezuela's win over Italy and will miss the rest of the World Baseball Classic.
Analysis: The Royals are surely hoping that's all the time Perez will miss after he was slid into by Kansas City teammate Drew Butera at a play at the plate in the ninth inning. The four-time All-Star was unable to put weight on his leg as he was carried off the field. Perez has been an iron man in recent years, starting at least 126 games behind the plate in four straight seasons, and an extended absence would be a major blow to the Royals.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 KC 39 148 20 49 8 2 3 21 7 20 0 0 .331 .361 .473
2012 KC 76 289 38 87 16 0 11 39 12 27 0 0 .301 .328 .471
2013 KC 138 496 48 145 25 3 13 79 21 63 0 0 .292 .323 .433
2014 KC 150 578 57 150 28 2 17 70 22 85 1 0 .260 .289 .403
2015 KC 142 531 52 138 25 0 21 70 13 82 1 0 .260 .280 .426
2016 KC 139 514 57 127 28 2 22 64 22 119 0 0 .247 .288 .438
2017 KC 65 240 30 70 13 0 15 42 10 45 0 0 .292 .324 .533
Career 749 2796 302 766 143 9 102 385 107 441 2 0 .274 .304 .441

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 KC Total 15 58 4 12 1 0 1 6 1 10 0 0 .207 .233 .276
    WC 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
    LDS 3 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .154 .154 .154
    LCS 4 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .067 .125 .067
    WS 7 24 3 8 1 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 .333 .360 .500
2015 KC Total 16 58 10 15 3 0 4 8 4 9 0 0 .259 .328 .517
    LDS 5 14 3 4 0 0 2 4 2 3 0 0 .286 .444 .714
    LCS 6 22 4 3 1 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 .136 .174 .455
    WS 5 22 3 8 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .364 .391 .455
Career 31 116 14 27 4 0 5 14 5 19 0 0 .233 .282 .397


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