Salvador Perez C KC 12 Hrs

Salvador Perez went 0-for-4 on Saturday and is 1-for-12 in three games since moving into the cleanup spot for the Royals.

Perez got off to a scorching start, hitting .458 with a 3/8 K/BB ratio in his first eight games. In eight games since, he's 4-for-34 with a 5/0 K/BB ratio. His fantasy value should go up for as long as he lasts as the Royals' cleanup hitter, but he's in danger of being dropped again if he continues to slump.

Salvador Perez C KC 20 Days

Salvador Perez went 4-for-4 in the Royals' loss to the Tigers in Monday's season-opener.

Perez doubled twice and added two singles, finishing with one RBI and one run scored. He had a fantastic spring and is poised for a breakout in his age-23 season.

Salvador Perez C KC 25 Days

Salvador Perez hit a solo home run and was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Perez went deep against Ian Kennedy in the second inning, his fourth homer of the spring. He left after being hit behind the left ear by a Johnny Barbato curveball, but reports indicate that there were no serious effects. Perez is now hitting .388 in 50 at-bats.

Salvador Perez C KC 25 Days

Salvador Perez told reporters that he's "fine" after getting struck in the head by a pitch on Wednesday.

The pitch was a slow-moving curveball and connected with Perez behind his left ear. The Royals' head trainer deemed it a "non-concussive head impact." Perez should be 100 percent for the start of the regular season.

Salvador Perez C KC 25 Days

Salvador Perez was pulled from a Cactus League game Wednesday after taking a pitch off his helmet.

It was a curveball and Perez was able to walk off the field under his own power, so the hope is that he avoided a serious injury. The Royals will likely run him through concussion tests and then provide an update.

Salvador Perez C KC 27 Days

Salvador Perez belted his third home run of Cactus League play in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

The solo shot off Tim Lincecum was his only hit in three trips to the plate on the afternoon. He's swinging a hot bat this spring, slashing .390/.413/.659. Hitting in the middle of the Royals lineup, the 23-year-old could be poised for a jump into the top-five offensive performers at the catcher position.

Salvador Perez C KC 1 Month

Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Athletics on Wednesday.

Perez took Sean Doolittle deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning, his second of the spring. It's a good sign after suffering a bruised palm from a foul tip on Monday. The 23-year-old catcher has been on point in the Cactus League thus far.

Salvador Perez C KC 1 Month

Royals skipper Ned Yost said Salvador Perez (palm) will return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Perez suffered a minor palm injury Monday when he was struck on the left hand by a foul tip. A battery of tests, including X-rays and fluoroscope tests, came back negative.

Salvador Perez C KC 1 Month

Salvador Perez has a bruised left palm.

Perez suffered the minor injury Monday when he was struck on the left hand by a foul tip during a Cactus League game. The Royals are sending him for tests, but they're considered precautionary. Perez should be back in action by the end of this week.

Salvador Perez C KC 2 Months

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a run scored on Wednesday against the D'Backs.

Perez now has back-to-back multi-hit outings to his name. He hit .292 with 25 doubles and 13 home runs last season. If he can continue to make progress with the bat, he'll be invaluable to the Royals.