Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
3 days ago

Perez went 3-for-3 with a grand slam during Wednesday's win over Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Perez's 15th blast of the season put Kansas City ahead for good and sealed Wednesday's victory. The backstop sports an impressive .292/.324/.533 slash line and is on track to post a career year. Additionally, he entered Wednesday's game leading all catchers in plate appearances (253), so Perez's fantasy floor is higher than most of his peers.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
5 days ago

Perez (side) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, batting fifth and catching, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Perez has been dealing with a side issue recently, manager Ned Yost insisted that Monday's night off was planned and that the ailment isn't serious. Tuesday's reappearance seems to align with those words, although the situation will be worth monitoring moving forward in case the side issue leads to more frequent days off over the course of the season.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
6 days ago

Perez is experiencing soreness in his side, although manager Ned Yost said that Monday was a planned day off, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Perez isn't in Monday's lineup, Yost's comments make it seem like there's no real issue on the injury front. However, this is something worth monitoring over the next few days, as it could mean that the iron-man catcher could get some extra days off to help him heal more completely. Drew Butera will fill in for him Monday, and would likely do so if this issue continues to linger.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
6 days ago

Perez is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perez boosted his case for an All-Star bid with a three-hit, three-RBI performance Sunday against the Angels, bringing his average up to .286 for the season. He'll just be receiving a breather Monday as backup Drew Butera steps in behind the plate to catch for starting pitcher Jason Hammel.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
6 days ago

Perez homered and drove in three runs in a 3-for-5 game in Sunday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Perez is red-hot in June, now with nine extra-base hits including three home runs over 13 games this month. He now has extra-base hits in four consecutive starts and is slugging a ludicrous .667 this month.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
1 week ago

Perez is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite riding a nine-game hitting streak, Perez will head to the bench for the night game ahead of Sunday's matinee contest. Drew Butera will draw the start behind the dish, while Perez should slot back into the lineup for the series finale.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
2 weeks ago

Perez is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Giants, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has started 15 of the last 17 games behind the dish, hitting .271 with two home runs over that stretch. Drew Butera will start at catcher and hit eighth.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
2 weeks ago

Perez (ribs) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

As anticipated, Perez will re-enter the lineup in time for the series opener in San Francisco. He will resume his normal spot behind the plate and bat fifth.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
2 weeks ago

Perez (ribs) was removed from Sunday's game for precautionary reasons, and he's expected to be in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher experienced some tightness in his right side, but by all indications, there's nothing for fantasy owners to fret. "[Perez] took a swing and felt a little tightness in here," manager Ned Yost said, pointing to his left side. "He didn't say nothing, and we kept prying, and he said: 'Yeah, it's a little tight.' I'm not taking any chances." After the game, Perez downplayed the issue and said he'd be ready for the three-game set in San Francisco this week.

Salvador Pérez
C/DH KC
2 weeks ago

Perez exited Sunday's game against the Padres with tightness in his rib cage, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, the club does not believe that Perez's ailment to be serious, so there's a chance he'll be back in the lineup when the Royals return to action Tuesday against the Giants. However, if manager Ned Yost opts to give Perez an extra day off, Drew Butera would draw in behind the plate for the Royals.