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May 21, 2024 2 0 0 1 2.5
May 20, 2024 2 1 1 1 6.5
May 19, 2024 2 0 0 1 2.5
May 18, 2024 1 0 0 2 2.5
May 17, 2024 3 1 0 1 7

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Salvador Perez's .254 average, .292 OBP and 23 home runs in 2023 came close to exactly matching his figures from a year prior, but the homer total is a concern given he played in 26 more games than 2022. The home run and RBI (80) totals are still among the best in MLB for catchers, but the downward trend is clear as he enters his age-34 campaign. With that in mind, it's not a surprise he saw more action than ever out from behind the plate, as he made 29 starts at DH and 23 at first base. Those latter numbers should only increase going forward, though he shouldn't have issues retaining positional eligibility anytime soon. Trade rumors have become more common of late, but the remaining two years and $44 million (including a $2 million buyout for a 2026 club option) on his contract limits potential suitors. Perez is no longer close to being the top catching option for fantasy managers, but his likely high volume should make him a strong producer in 2024, even if the downward trajectory continues.

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2024 158.53.3 19 9 39 14 .343
2023 330.52.4 59 23 80 19 .255
2022 301.52.6 48 23 76 18 .254
3y Avg. 3772.7 65 31 92 22 0 .262
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Sparks rally Monday

    Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 8-3 win over the Tigers. It was a close game until the sixth inning, when Perez ignited a six-run rally for the Royals with his solo shot. The catcher has hit safely in six straight games, going 10-for-21 (.476) in that span. the homer was his first since May 3. Perez remains one of the top hitters in baseball this season with a .341/.404/.565 slash line, nine long balls, 38 RBI, 19 runs scored and 11 doubles over 47 contests.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Three hits in win

    Perez went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 6-2 win over the Athletics. Perez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning and got on base three more times in Friday's victory. The veteran catcher is batting .294 (15-for-51) with seven extra-base hits and eight RBI in May. That's actually down from his overall numbers -- Perez is slashing a stellar .335/.403/.557 with eight home runs, 34 RBI, 18 runs scored and 11 doubles over 176 plate appearances. He last hit above .300 for a full season in the abbreviated 2020 campaign, so there is a high risk that he cools off eventually in 2024, but he's been excellent over the first quarter of the season.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Getting breather Wednesday

    Perez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Brewers. Perez will receive a rare breather during the afternoon game. Freddy Fermin will fill in at catcher while Perez gets some rest.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Slugs eighth homer

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during Friday's 7-1 victory over the Rangers. Perez's three-run shot off Jose Urena capped off a six-run seventh inning for the Royals and extended the backstop's hitting streak to four games. He has yet to show any signs of slowing down at the plate, slashing .351/.413/.605 with eight homers and 30 RBI across his first 126 plate appearances.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Back in action Tuesday

    Perez (back) is starting at first base and batting cleanup Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Perez was scratched from Monday's starting nine due to back tightness, but he made an appearance off the bench and is back in the lineup a day later. The 33-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to 2024 with seven homers, 26 RBI and a .346/.404/.596 slash line through 29 games.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Scratched with back tightness

    Perez was scratched from Monday's lineup versus the Blue Jays due to back tightness, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Perez had been slated to catch and bat cleanup, but now Freddy Fermin will be behind the plate and Nelson Velazquez will move up to the cleanup spot. Consider Perez day-to-day.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Clobbers first-inning homer

    Perez went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays. Although Thursday's game was called after five innings due to poor weather, Perez managed to make an impact, swatting a game-deciding, two-run shot off Jose Berrios in the first frame. Over the Royals last two series, Perez is batting .435 with eight RBI and one strikeout across 27 plate appearances.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Monster day at plate

    Perez went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in a loss against the Orioles on Saturday. Perez got the Royals on the board with a three-run homer off Corbin Burnes in the bottom of the sixth and then singled home another two runs in the seventh, almost single-handedly bringing Kansas City back to within one run of Baltimore. It marked the fourth three-hit game of the season for the veteran catcher and his seventh multi-hit performance overall. He's now batting .359 in April with five homers, 18 RBI and nine runs scored.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Hits go-ahead homer in Game 1

    Perez (groin) went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-2 win over the White Sox in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader. Perez returned from a Grade 1 left groin strain Wednesday and delivered the key hit in the Royals' matinee win. He also went 0-for-2 with two walks in the nightcap while serving as the designated hitter. He appears good to go moving forward after the injury scare. The veteran catcher is off to a hot start with five homers, 17 RBI, nine runs scored and two doubles while slashing .324/.370/.574 over 18 contests this season.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: In Wednesday's lineup

    Perez (groin) will start at catcher and bat cleanup Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader with the White Sox. Perez missed Monday's 2-0 win after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 left groin strain and had been slated to sit out Tuesday's contest before it was rained out. However, with another day of rest, Perez is back behind the plate for the afternoon game. Freddy Fermin will surely catch the second game Wednesday, but it's possible Perez could play first base or serve as the designated hitter in the nightcap.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Dealing with groin strain

    Perez said Monday that an MRI revealed a Grade 1 groin strain, and he hopes to play Tuesday against the White Sox, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. Perez will sit out after being pulled from Sunday's game. He noted that he's experiencing no pain in the area, and he attempted to lobby Royals manager Matt Quatraro to play Monday. Perez has started the season strong, slashing .339/.369/.565 with four home runs and 15 RBI over 65 plate appearances.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Sitting out Monday's game

    Perez (groin/hip) is not in the lineup for Monday's contest versus the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Perez departed Sunday's game against the Mets with left groin and hip injuries. Catcher Logan Porter has joined the Royals in Chicago as part of the taxi squad, per Rogers, in case Perez's injury winds up being more of a day-to-day situation. The Royals are expected to provide more clarity on Perez later Monday. Freddy Fermin is getting the start at catcher against the White Sox.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Managing groin, hip issues

    Perez was removed from Sunday's game against the Mets with left groin and hip injuries, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports. Perez started at catcher Sunday and went 1-for-2 with a double before being lifted from the contest after a collision at home plate. The specifics of the injury are unclear, so the 33-year-old should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener versus the White Sox.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Pops 250th career homer

    Perez went 2-for-5 with a home run and four total RBI in Saturday's win over the Mets. Perez's hit in the fourth inning was initially ruled a double, but it was overturned to a home run upon review, as the tape showed that the ball was deflected by Brandon Nimmo over the left-field wall at Citi Field. It was the fourth homer of the season for Perez and the 250th of his illustrious career. Perez is still the leader in the Kansas City clubhouse and continues to play nearly every day between catcher and first base.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Provides lone run in loss

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Mets. Perez was responsible for the Royals' only run and one of their three hits when he took Luis Severino deep in the second inning. Perez continues to hit well in the cleanup spot, batting .327 with an .871 OPS, three homers, 11 RBI, seven runs scored and a double over 14 contests. With the Royals playing well early on, Perez's success should lead to an increase in counting stats after he had 80 RBI and 59 runs scored over 140 games last year.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Perfect at plate Friday

    Perez went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a walk in Friday's 2-1 win over the White Sox. Perez turned in his third three-hit game of the season, but it was his walk that set up the go-ahead run -- he was replaced by pinch runner Dairon Blanco, who stole second and scored on an MJ Melendez single in the eighth inning. Perez is batting .387 with two home runs, nine RBI, one double and four runs scored over 33 plate appearances for a strong start to 2024.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Three hits, two RBI in win

    Perez went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles. Perez had RBI singles in his first two at-bats of the game. The catcher has racked up nine hits over the last four contests, and he's added eight RBI in that span. He was a little quiet to start the season, but it's taken little time for him to get into form. Perez looks set to see a near everyday role between catcher, designated hitter and first base, and he's batted cleanup in every game so far.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Three hits, including homer in win

    Perez went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-0 win over the Twins. Perez started off the game with a splash, launching a three-run home run off Minnesota starter Bailey Ober in the first inning, driving in teammates Bobby Witt and Vinnie Pasquantino in the process. He later added an RBI single in the second inning and another base knock in the third frame. Perez came into Sunday hitless through the first two games of the season, so he'll look to build off his impressive performance moving forward.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Earns three hits, drives in three

    Perez went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, three RBI and a run scored in Friday's 12-5 win over the Yankees. Perez collected two hits and drove in two runs in the first inning alone to continue a red-hot September. The veteran catcher is closing out his season on a high note, hitting .319 with three homers, 21 RBI and seven runs scored over 72 at-bats this month.
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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Homers in return

    Perez (concussion) went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Astros. Perez missed just over a week with the concussion he sustained Sept. 16. He ended a 12-game homer drought in his return, blasting an offering from Hunter Brown into the seats in the third inning. It's still been a bit of a down year for Perez, who is batting .252 with a .711 OPS, 22 homers, 74 RBI, 57 runs scored and 20 doubles over 134 contests.
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