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Salvador Johan Perez Diaz

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 230 lb.

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Salvador Perez was signed by scout Juan Indriago for the Kansas City Royals in 2006. He made his pro debut for the AZL Royals in 2007 and reached the major leagues late in the 2011 season. He did extremely well in his first taste of the big leagues, hitting .331/.361/.473 in 39 games, during which he hit 8 doubles, 2 triples and 3 homers, with 20 runs scored and 21 RBI. He hit his first career homer on August 29th, connecting off the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer as part of a three-hit day in a 9-5 Royals win.

As a result of his good play the previous year, Perez headed into spring training in 2012 as the favorite to be the Royals' starting catcher, but he injured his knee and had to go on the 60-day disabled list before the start of the season. After undergoing surgery, he returned to the majors on June 22nd, smashing a two-run homer off the St. Louis Cardinals' Joe Kelly in his season debut.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 3-time AL All-Star (2013 & 2014)
  • AL Gold Glove Winner (2013)

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