Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
18 hours ago

Perez is not in the lineup Friday for the second straight day, according to Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Perez has hit just .199 since the All-Star break and the Royals have been eliminated from playoff contention, so manager Ned Yost decided to give his regular catcher two days off in a row. Drew Butera will get another start behind the plate Friday night.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
2 days ago

Perez is not in the lineup for Thursday's matchup against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Perez has managed to go just 2-for-17 over the last four games, bringing his batting average down to .245 for the season. Drew Butera will start behind the dish while Perez gets the night off.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 week ago

Perez (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez got the day off Friday to rest his troublesome knee, but the absence looks to have been more precautionary than anything else. He'll return to his usual spot behind the plate Saturday and bat fifth in the order against Detroit's Daniel Norris.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 week ago

Perez is getting a day off Friday to rest a sore knee, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was a late scratch Friday, and now we know why. With the Royals eliminated from postseason contention, it's possible that Perez could receive an extra day off or two down the stretch, but he is expected to be back in the lineup Saturday. Drew Butera is starting in his place Friday.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
1 week ago

Perez was a late scratch Friday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear why the Royals' starting catcher was scratched Friday, but his status will be updated when the team provides a reason. Drew Butera is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth in his stead.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Perez (personal) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the A's, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was scratched from Monday's lineup due to the birth of his child, but he is back with the team and will be back in the lineup Tuesday night, hitting fifth and catching Danny Duffy.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Perez was scratched from Monday's lineup due to the birth of his child, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was initially penciled into the lineup batting fifth, but the birth of his child will lead him to miss the beginning of the game at the very least. Drew Butera will fill in for him behind the plate for the evening.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Perez (wrist) is back in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A hit-by-pitch Tuesday provided a significant scare, but X-rays were negative and Perez is now ready to return to the lineup after missing only two starts. He'll bat fifth against right-hander James Shields, who has given up a whopping 19 home runs at home since being traded to Chicago.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

Perez (wrist) remains out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Ned Yost had Perez in the initial lineup but then changed his mind and decided to give the star catcher one more day off. Perez took practice swings Friday and it sounds like he is on track to return to the lineup Saturday. Drew Butera will start at catcher and hit eighth Friday.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
3 weeks ago

A more extensive X-ray on Perez's right wrist Wednesday confirmed that he did not suffer a fracture, and he hopes to return to the lineup Friday in Chicago, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez said he feared that he suffered a broken wrist when he was hit by a pitch and forced to exit Tuesday's game, but fortunately tests confirmed that he simply suffered a bruise. The Royals have an off day Thursday, so the soonest Perez could return would be Friday, but it would not be surprising if he needed another day or two. Drew Butera is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth Wednesday.