Salvador Perez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Salvador Perez leaves Royals game after collision

    Kansas City Star "Royals catcher Salvador Perez was injured in a collision with third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert during the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Perez had to be helped off the field by trainer Nick Kenney and Royals manager Ned Yost. The collision came on an infield popup..." May 28

  • Was there tension between Salvador Perez and Wade Davis after the game?

    Royals Review "The Royals beat the Orioles 4-2 on Friday night, but after closing out the win for his league-leading seventh save, Wade Davis did not exactly look like a happy camper. Davis appears to glare at catcher Salvador Perez before spitting in his direction, while Kendrys Morales puts an arm on him...." April 23

  • Royals’ Salvador Perez's mom carjacked days before extension

    USA Today "Two days before getting the biggest payout of his career, an overdue five-year, $52.5 million extension, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez was dealing with the kind of anguish that has become much too common among his countrymen. Perez’s mother, Yilda Diaz, was carjacked at gunpoint..." March 02

  • Royals and Sal Perez agree to a five-year, $52.5 million extension

    Yahoo! Sports "All-Star catcher Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals agreed on a restructured contract that will keep the World Series MVP with the reigning champions through 2021, a source close to the team told Yahoo Sports. The deal for the 25-year-old, which is expected to be announced Tuesday,..." March 01

  • Royals working on possible extension for Salvador Perez

    MLB Daily Dish "The Kansas City Royals have benefited substantially from a contract they signed with their all-star catcher four years ago. From 2012 until the end of the upcoming season, Salvador Perez will have made $7 million. That's an average annual value of $1.4 million for one of the best catchers in..." February 29

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Extension talks between the Royals and Salvador Perez are ongoing, but sides are not close at this point.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Royals are still talking to WS MVP Salvy Perez in hopes of extending and reworking his original (read as awful) contract

  • Royals’ Salvador Perez confirms contract extension talks, says he’s ‘happy, either way’

    Kansas City Star "In the months after claiming his first World Series title, after he cradled the series Most Valuable Player trophy on a cool night in New York, Salvador Perez dropped 10 pounds from his 6-foot-3, 240-pound frame. According to Perez, this was not exactly intentional. In the afterglow of a..." January 30

  • Report: Royals trying to extend Perez's contract

    The Score "One of the biggest bargains in the majors could be on the verge of a well-deserved payday. The Kansas City Royals are reportedly trying to "rework/extend" the contract of Salvador Perez, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Signed as an amateur free agent in 2006, Perez has spent his..." January 25

  • Royals open extension talks with Perez

    The Score "Salvador Perez has been an absolute bargain for the Kansas City Royals, but it's time to pay up. The Royals opened up contract extension talks with the catcher, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Perez has one of the most team-friendly contracts in the majors, earning $7 million over five..." December 19

  • Bruised, battered, honored: Salvador Perez named World Series MVP

    Fox Sports "Salvador Perez took foul balls of his mask, collarbone and fingers, and the Kansas City catcher kept on bouncing back, like some indestructible test dummy. No bruise was too painful. No ache was too much to overcome. Not only did he anchor the pitching staff, he hit .364 (8 for 22) and..." November 02

  • Twitter controversy over Perez's shin guard; both teams agree it's nothing

    CBS Sports "Cameras captured Royals catcher Salvador Perez with what looked like some sort of brownish substance on his right shin guard during Game 1 of the World Series. It became a Twitter controversy, with some suggesting this was a second pine tar game involving the Royals. But both teams said it was..." October 28

  • Salvador Perez “lost track of how many times he threw up and the diarrhea was worse”

    Kansas City Star "The most accurate description of how Salvador Perez felt while playing much of the Royals’ last playoff series is too graphic for this newspaper or any website you’d visit around polite company. The worst came the night after Game 1. He thinks it was something he ate, though he can’t be sure...." October 16

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Tastes Like Medicine: Escobar 6, Moustakas 5, Cain 8, Hosmer 3, Morales DH, Gordon 7, Rios 9, Perez 2, Infante 4, Young 1. #royals

  • Royals C Salvador Perez not in Wednesday's lineup

    CBS Sports "Royals catcher Salvador Perez will be held out of Wednesday's lineup against the Indians, the team announced. Perez left Tuesday's contest after taking a foul tip off his face mask. Drew Butera will start at catcher and bat ninth. Butera is hitting .182 in 33 at-bats this season." June 03

  • Royals looking to give Salvador Perez another extension

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Royals are open to handing catcher Salvador Perez another contract extension in hopes of making him a lifetime Royal, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Perez signed a five-year, $7-million extension with the Royals back in 2012 with a $5 million club option in 2018 and..." April 10

  • Salvador Perez to undergo MRI on knee after sitting out Royals finale against Rockies

    Kansas City Star "Two days after he first tweaked the patella tendon in his right knee, and one day after he returned to the lineup without any extra rest, Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from Wednesday’s game at Coors Field. He experienced a recurrence of symptoms shortly before the game began. “He..." August 21

  • Salvador Perez leaves game after taking foul ball off mask

    CBS Sports "Royals catcher Salvador Perez took a hard foul ball to the mask Thursday afternoon in a game against thte Mariners. Later in the game -- after collecting an RBI single actually -- he was removed from the game. The Mariners told reporters at the game (Bob Dutton) that Perez was removed from the..." September 05

  • Perez’s two HRs back Duffy’s shutdown effort as Royals beat Twins 8-1

    Kansas City Star "What Danny Duffy gave the Royals earlier this month in a spot start in Detroit he delivered with even greater emphasis Wednesday night in a 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Duffy was dominant and at times electric and virtually unhittable. He often flashed those qualities in the past..." August 29

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    Bob Dutton @Royals_Report

    #Royals put C Salvy Perez on 7-day concussion disabled list and RHP Wade Davis on MLB daily emergency leave...

  • Numbers show Salvador Perez is a worthy All-Star

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Maybe it's the barbecue sauce. Maybe it's Ned Yost's lineup epiphany. Maybe it's the presence of George Brett in uniform every day, giving the Kansas City Royals back their swagger, the guts that defined the franchise for a generation. In truth, it's probably all of those things. Also, this:..." June 21

  • Salvador Perez not expected back until next week

    Kansas City Star "Catcher Salvy Perez is expected to overrun his allotted bereavement leave, following the death of his maternal grandmother in Venezuela, and not return until next week to the Royals’ lineup. “He’ll be back Monday,” manager Ned Yost said. “He’s going to miss a couple of days’ pay, but his mom is..." June 01