Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
5 days ago

Perez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, according to Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio.

EDGE Analysis

Perez showed signs of life with the bat the last few days after struggling for much of August, but manager Ned Yost still decided to hold him out Sunday for the second time in five games. Drew Butera will get the start behind the plate in Perez's place.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 week ago

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

EDGE Analysis

This will be Perez's first day off since Aug. 7, and it is simply of the maintenance day variety. Drew Butera will get the start at catcher and hit eighth Wednesday.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio AM reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez is hitting just 14-for-72 (.194 average) since the All-Star break, suggesting he may be starting to wear down following a tremendous start to the season. Manager Ned Yost may try to build in more off days for the durable catcher, who will sit for the third time in the Royals' last 11 games. Drew Butera will fill in behind the plate Sunday.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Perez went 1-for-4 with a homer in Tuesday's game against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Perez's two-run blast in the seventh inning completed the 3-2 comeback victory, and gave the catcher 16 homers on the year. Playing in his sixth MLB season, Perez is on now pace to break his career-high mark in home runs (21) while challenging his best years in RBI and total hits.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
4 weeks ago

Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez just got over an illness, so manager Ned Yost is likely just extending the veteran a rest during Sunday's series finale as a means of aiding his recovery. Drew Butera will serve as the Royals' catcher for the afternoon.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
4 weeks ago

Perez (illness) is back in the lineup against the Rangers on Friday, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was scratched from the lineup Wednesday as he went down with the flu, but will be back behind the plate for Friday's contest. He will be catching Edinson Volquez and batting sixth.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 month ago

Perez (illness) was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Rangers, FSKC's Joel Goldberg reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was taken out of the lineup with an illness as Drew Butera takes over behind the plate. Butera will now bat eighth in the order, with Paulo Orlando sliding up to the fifth spot. Perez will likely be back in the lineup Friday, but will considered day-to-day for now.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 month ago

Perez hit a two-run home run in a 1-for-4 game in a loss Monday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was just 3-for-24 with eight strikeouts and no extra-base hits over his last seven games, so he badly needed something to get him out of that slump. Sunday marked his first day off since the All-Star break, and the rest might have been exactly what he needed.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 month ago

Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a well-earned day off for Perez, who has been in the lineup for every game since July 4. Drew Butera will fill in for him behind the plate. The time to rest and recovery could prove helpful with Perez stuck in a 2-for-23 slump over his last six contests.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
2 months ago

Perez will be held out of the lineup for Sunday's tilt with Seattle, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez will get the day off as Drew Butera makes a start behind the plate and bats ninth. Perez, who's made six consecutive starts coming into Sunday, is 5-for-10 with two homers, five runs, and four RBI the last three games.