Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
2 months ago

Perez (knee) is in Sunday's lineup against Cleveland, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez wasn't expected to play Sunday, so his presence in the lineup comes as a bit of a surprise. However, he won't be starting behind the dish. Rather, he'll serve as the Royals' DH and hit cleanup.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
2 months ago

Perez (multiple injuries) is not expected to play Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has not started a game since the Royals were eliminated from postseason contention Wednesday, and it sounds like Perez is indeed done catching for the year. Manager Ned Yost revealed Saturday that Perez has a sore knee and a hamstring strain, so he will get a head start on his offseason and rest his legs for a few months before pitchers and catchers report.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

He will sit for the third game in a row Saturday, as the Royals seem to be giving their franchise catcher a chance to rest his aches and pains as the team plays out the string. Drew Butera will start at catcher and hit ninth Saturday.

Salvador Perez
C/DH KC
2 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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 months 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.