DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
18 hours 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.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
3 days 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.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
5 days 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.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
3 weeks 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.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
3 weeks ago

Perez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop went deep off reliever Vidal Nuno in the seventh to make it two games in a row with a homer. After a 1-for-19 start to July over his first five games, Perez has gone 5-for-10 over his first three games versus Seattle, with two homers, four RBI, a pair of walks and five runs.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
3 weeks ago

Perez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Friday's loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Kansas City ultimately ended up dropping the game, but Perez offered a glimmer of hope when he took Steve Cishek deep in the ninth inning to bring his club within one. Perez broke out of a slump with a 3-for-4 performance Thursday, and Friday's follow-up indicates that he's beginning to get back in a groove, although it remains to be seen if the All-Star break will affect this development.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
3 weeks ago

Perez finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Perez entered Thursday's contest having gone hitless in his last 23 at-bats, but he delivered his first three-hit effort in roughly three weeks, the last of which came in the form of a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth. Perez's average still sits at a respectable .280 after ending his slide, and he will look to generate some further momentum before what should be an enjoyable All-Star break.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
4 weeks ago

Perez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez's day off might be for mental reasons just as much as physical, as the backstop has gone just 1-for-17 with seven strikeouts while starting each of the last four games behind the plate. With some extra time to recuperate and assess his approach at the plate, perhaps Perez will be able to close out the first half of the season on a high note.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
1 month ago

Perez went 2-for-3 with a home run, his 12th of the season, three RBI and two runs in Friday's win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Perez is on pace to challenge the 30-homer threshold this season, as well as break a couple of other personal records in the process. The 26-year-old catcher is making fantasy owners ecstatic by illustrating he's capable of bypassing the numbers of 2013-2015 - years that made him an All Star and were perfectly satisfying for most owners. It's becoming clear that we, in fact, have not yet witnesses Perez's breakout campaign, but we may be in the process of doing so in 2016.

DTDSalvador Perez
C KC
2 months ago

Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Perez' s ninth bomb of the season gave the Royals an insurance run in the ninth inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now collected seven hits over his last four contests while leaving the yard in two of his last three games to raise his slash line to .281/.311/.500.