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Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Indians.

Perez already has 12 home runs through 92 games this season. The 24-year-old appears primed to blow away his career-high of 13, which he set last season over 138 games. He's currently on pace to finish below 79 RBI he had last year -- he's currently at 38 -- so the increase in power has been a decent trade-off for fantasy owners.

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Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

Perez missed Sunday's game with some minor soreness in his right groin. He's in the DH spot Monday but should resume catching Tuesday.

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Salvador Perez (groin) expects to return to the Royals' lineup on Monday.

Perez is sitting out Sunday's contest with some minor soreness in his right groin, but it's not considered to be a big deal. The All-Star catcher is sporting a .282/.327/.432 batting line with 11 homers and 37 RBI for the Royals this season.

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Salvador Perez is not in Sunday's lineup due to a right groin strain.

The good news is that it appears to be a minor one, as the Royals are hopeful Perez can return to the lineup soon. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place and will catch Yordano Ventura in the series finale versus the Red Sox.

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Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a little surprising given that they're facing the Tigers and have the All-Star break coming, but manager Ned Yost obviously felt that his catcher needed a day. Brett Hayes is behind the plate Sunday in Perez's place.

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Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and plated the Royals lone run in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

The hard-hitting backstop drove home Eric Hosmer in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the Royals offense against Anibal Sanchez and company. The All-Star catcher is enjoying another strong season at the plate, hitting .284/.328/.441 with 11 homers and 36 RBI through 320 at-bats.

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Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer off Kirby Yates in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

It was Perez's 11th homer, leaving him just two shy of last year's total. He hasn't been driving in runs like he did last season, but the rest of his numbers are about what was expected from him. Odds are that he'll do better with RISP the rest of the way.

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Salvador Perez returned to action on Tuesday June 17.

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Salvador Perez (calves) expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Perez exited Monday's game with cramping in both calves, but he'll be fine. "For sure," he said. "You know that."

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Salvador Perez exited Monday's game against the Tigers with cramping in both calves.

It was a pretty warm night in Detroit, as Torii Hunter also exited earlier in the game with a cramp. Perez should be fine. He was 2-for-4 at the dish before leaving.