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AL Central Standings

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57-51 5-5 L1
56-52 6-4 W2
55-53 6-4 W1
44-65 5-5 W2
43-67 3-7 L1

2022 Batting

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Regular Season .211 16 48 .700 0

Top Salvador Perez News

  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Crushes another homer

    Perez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.

    Since his return from the injured list July 29, Perez has crushed five homers and a double while racking up 14 RBI in eight contests. Despite the power surge, he's batting just .242 (8-for-33) since his return. For the season, he owns a .215/.252/.465 slash line with 16 homers, 48 RBI and 30 runs scored, but he's striking out at a career-worst 28.1 percent rate.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Power surge continues

    Perez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and an additional RBI in a 7-3 win against the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Perez gave Kansas City the lead with his RBI single in the fifth inning and later extended it in the seventh with a controversial three-run home run that went off the padding at the base of the left-field foul pole. The 32-year-old has batted a mediocre 7-for-28 since returning from a thumb injury July 29, though four of those hits have left the yard. Perez's 15 home runs tie him for the MLB lead at catcher despite significant missed time and is slashing .215/.253/.458.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Launches homer in win

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.

    Perez is up to three homers in four games since returning from thumb surgery, though he hasn't recorded any other hit in 16 at-bats in that span. His blast Monday opened the scoring, and it was a 452-foot moonshot that left his bat at 109.9 mph. The catcher is up to 14 long balls, 42 RBI and 28 runs scored while slashing .209/.249/.448 through 61 contests.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Launches game-winning homer

    Perez went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Yankees.

    Perez is just 2-for-12 since returning from thumb surgery Friday, but he's made his two hits count -- both have been three-run blasts. His long ball Sunday was crushed, a 112.2 mph, 441-foot rocket to center field in the ninth inning to secure the victory. The catcher is slashing .209/.249/.438 with 13 long balls, 41 RBI, 27 runs scored and 13 doubles in 60 contests this year.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Homers in return

    Perez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.

    Perez made a quick return from surgery to repair the UCL in his left thumb, and he was able to make a big impact in his first game back. He hit .254 with an .875 OPS in 19 games in June prior to undergoing the procedure, so he had some momentum that he'll look to recapture. The catcher owns a .211/.254/.436 slash line this season while adding 12 homers, 37 RBI, 26 runs scored, 13 doubles and a triple through 58 contests. After serving as the designated hitter Friday, Perez will be behind the dish and batting third Saturday.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Back from injured list

    Perez (thumb) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.

    Perez was given an eight-week recovery timeline after undergoing surgery to repair the UCL in his left thumb June 24, but he'll instead rejoin the active roster after spending only five weeks on the IL. The 32-year-old appeared in three games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha this week, and he apparently showed enough to gain full clearance. Perez will bat third as the designated hitter in his first game back with the Royals.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Rehab assignment begins Tuesday

    Perez (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

    Perez caught a bullpen session and participated in batting practice this weekend, and he'll return to game action Tuesday for the first time since late June. The 32-year-old underwent surgery on his left thumb June 24 and was initially expected to miss about eight weeks, but it appears likely that he'll be able to rejoin the Royals much earlier than expected.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Approaching rehab assignment

    Perez (thumb) caught a bullpen session and took part in batting practice over the weekend, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Manager Mike Matheny said Sunday that Perez is progressing toward a minor-league rehab assignment, though the skipper didn't outline when exactly that might come. Regardless, Perez seems to be coming along slightly faster than expected in his recovery from June 24 surgery to address a fractured left thumb. The Royals initially expected Perez to be sidelined for eight weeks, but the veteran backstop looks like he might have a realistic chance at making it back from the 10-day injured list by mid-August if he hits no further snags in his recovery program.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Takes part in defensive work

    Perez (thumb) was spotted taking part in some on-field work in his catcher's gear prior to the Royals' game Sunday against the Guardians, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Notably, Perez was catching with a glove on his surgically repaired left thumb, which signals that he's responded well to the procedure he had June 24. The veteran backstop is still expected to be sidelined for nearly two months, so fantasy managers shouldn't plan on having him back in the lineup until late August. Until then, MJ Melendez will operate as the Royals' primary catcher.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Set to miss eight weeks

    Perez underwent surgery to repair the UCL in his left thumb Friday and is expected to be sidelined about eight weeks, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Kansas City reports.

    The 32-year-old was placed on the injured list earlier Friday, and the team wasted little time getting him in for the procedure. Perez spent 10 days on the injured list with a thumb sprain in May, but he's now set to be sidelined for the next two months. MJ Melendez should operated as Kansas City's primary catcher in the meantime, with Cam Gallagher filling the backup role.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Surgery on thumb

    Perez (thumb) will undergo surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament on his left thumb and was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.

    Perez will be out for an extended period of time following his operation, but the Royals expect him to return at some point this season. He suffered the injury in Tuesday's victory over the Angels, aggravating the same thumb he hurt earlier this season. MJ Melendez will take over as the primary option behind the plate, backed up by Cam Gallagher, while Edward Olivares (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday. With the Royals out of playoff contention, the team will likely work Perez back slowly to avoid any sort of setback.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Awaiting MRI results

    Perez (thumb), who is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, is awaiting the results of an MRI he underwent earlier in the day, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    The 32-year-old aggravated his sprained left thumb during Tuesday's game, and his outlook is up in the air with the MRI results not yet known. Perez spent 10 days on the shelf with the injury in May, but it's unclear if he'll require a trip to the injured list this time around.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Perez (thumb) isn't starting Wednesday against the Angels.

    Perez exited Tuesday's matchup against the Angels after appearing to aggravate his left thumb injury, and he'll be out of the lineup for at least one game. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but MJ Melendez will start behind the dish while Hunter Dozier serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Exits Tuesday's game

    Perez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Angels after appearing to aggravate his left thumb injury, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Perez appeared to aggravate the injury during the top of the third inning while fouling off four pitches amid a 10-pitch strikeout, and he was replaced behind the plate for the bottom of the frame. The 32-year-old spent time on the injured list with a sprained left thumb in May, and he's been unable to fully shake the injury since returning from the shelf.

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  • Royals' Salvador Perez: Goes deep in Monday's win

    Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 6-2 win over the Angels.

    Perez went 0-for-8 across his last two games, but he snapped that small skid Monday. His biggest hit was his eighth-inning two-run blast to give the Royals a three-run lead. The catcher has homered five times in 18 games in June while batting .257 (18-for-70). For the season, he's up to a .212/.252/.428 slash line with 11 long balls, 34 RBI, 25 runs scored and 13 doubles in 234 plate appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Age: 32
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: R, R