Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez (groin) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

There had been some hope that Perez would be able to return to action Sunday, but that won't be the case as he'll sit out of the season finale. Drew Butera will serve as the Royals' backstop in his place. Perez hit .268/.297/.495 to go with 27 home runs and 80 RBI this season, both of which are career-high marks for the 27-year-old.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez (groin) will not play Friday or Saturday, but could take the field for Sunday's season finale, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Ned Yost will give Perez at least two days to recover from the groin soreness that forced him from Thursday's contest, but he could still take the field for the final game of the regular season.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez (groin) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez injured his groin in Thursday's game, and he will not start Friday as a result. The severity of his injury remains uncertain, but with just a couple games left in the regular season, it remains to be seen if he will see any more starts in 2017. Drew Butera will get the nod Friday in Perez's place.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez was removed from Thursday's game with left groin soreness.

EDGE Analysis

His status for the final series of the season is up in the air. Perez has been banged up throughout the second half, even requiring a DL stint for an intercostal strain in August, but he still ranks fifth among all catchers in games played this season (129) despite the missed time.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Perez will get the night off as the Royals have been knocked out of playoff contention. Drew Butera will start behind the dish and hit ninth. After Wednesday's night off, the Royals are expected to start Perez for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez is expected to sit out Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Royals out of playoff contention, manager Ned Yost will reward some of his regular starters with a day off in the final week. Perez, who has a healthy .269/.298/.498 with 27 homers in 127 games this season, is expected to play in all of the Royals' games following Wednesday's breather.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez (jaw) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was removed from Friday's game after taking a foul tip to his face behind the plate, but he is apparently no worse for wear Saturday and will start as he regularly does. He will hit fifth against White Sox starter Dylan Covey.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons after he took a foul tip in the jaw while catching, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez was 2-for-3 at the time, and with a 6-2 lead, it probably seemed safe to put in Drew Butera for the rest of the game. Unfortunately, the Royals promptly gave up five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning after Perez was taken out. Expect Perez back in the lineup at some point this weekend, but consider him day-to-day for now.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a run-scoring groundout against Toronto on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After three games out of the lineup with an intercostal issue, Perez has looked healthy back in the batter's box over his two games since returning. The potential for the injury to crop up again is concerning, but with Perez sitting on a career-high 26 homers and coming up on his career high in RBI (79; he's three short), he's got to be locked into fantasy lineups as long as the Royals are deploying him.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 months ago

Perez (intercostal) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez has not taken the field since tweaking his side injury last Thursday, but he was expected to return to action Tuesday, and the Royals' lineup confirms he will indeed do just that. Perez is an iron man when healthy, but the Royals may look to take it easy with him the rest of the way, particularly if they are eliminated from playoff contention.