Salvador Perez C KC 3 weeks ago

Perez is not in Saturday's lineup, 610 Sports Radio's Josh Vernier reports.

This is just a day off for Perez, who has started the last four games and has home runs in each of the last two games. Drew Butera will get the start at catcher Saturday.

Salvador Perez C KC 3 weeks ago

Perez is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Drew Butera will catch the first game, with Kansas City saving Perez for the second. Perez has just three singles in his last 19 at-bats since homering in consecutive games last week.

Salvador Perez C KC 4 weeks ago

Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Perez will rest for the first time since June 21, snapping a streak of 12 consecutive starts. The 25-year-old catcher could probably benefit from some extra time off during the upcoming All-Star break, but that luxury isn't likely to be afforded to him given that he's the American League's leading vote-getter at his position and is expected to start in the Midsummer Classic.

Salvador Perez C KC 1 month ago

Perez went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Athletics.

The 25-year-old was Kansas City's biggest producer on offense and his two-run homer in the eighth inning eventually won the game. Perez's .271 batting average is a shade lower than his career .283 mark, but he already has 12 home runs and is easily on pace to top his previous best of 17.

Salvador Perez C KC 1 month ago

Perez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.

Perez hasn't seen a day off since June 3, as he remains one of the most heavily-used catchers in the league. Don't count out manager Ned Yost using him as a late-game replacement, but until then, Drew Butera will man the backstop.

Salvador Perez C KC 2 months ago

Perez went 2-for-4 Saturday with a solo shot, his 10th home run of the season.

The promised reduction in his workload hasn't materialized yet, as Perez has appeared in 56 of the Royals' 59 games, but so far it isn't impacting his production. Perez's .285/.297/.478 slash line is solid, and he's on pace to easily top last year's career high of 17 home runs.

Salvador Perez C KC 2 months ago

Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's shutout victory over the Twins.

Perez looks to have fully busted out of a late May slump. He's now on a four-game hitting streak with three homers and a double in that span. He's now hitting .282/.295/.472 on the season.

Salvador Perez C KC 2 months ago

Perez went 2-for-4 Saturday with a solo shot, his seventh home run of the season.

He'd gone just 2-for his last-26 coming into Saturday's game, so this was a reassuring spark of life from the Royals' catcher. His typically weak walk rate has cratered this year, and he's drawn just three free passes in 50 games, but Perez's .277/.287/.440 slash line is still solid production for his position.

Salvador Perez C KC 2 months ago

Perez (head) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Indians, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Perez exited Tuesday's game with a head injury, and missed Wednesday's contest as well despite testing fine. All seems well, however, as he'll rejoin the lineup for Thursday's contest.

Salvador Perez C KC 2 months ago

Perez (head) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

Perez exited Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons, but checked out fine following the contest. His absence from the lineup Wednesday could suggest that something more surfaced from the situation, but it could just be a rare day of rest to ensure nothing more does happen. Drew Butera will catch Jason Vargas on Wednesday in his place, batting ninth for the Royals.