C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Kansas City’s 3-2 loss in Minnesota on Thursday.
Perez hit is 21st home run of the year off of starter Dylan Bundy in the 4th inning Thursday night. His 21 home runs are good for third in the Majors among catchers. Perez is slashing .245/.282/.459 with 21 home runs, 68 RBI, and 42 runs scored in 388 at-bats this season and despite missing two months with injuries is still one of the top fantasy catching options.
Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Kansas City’s 4-1 loss to the Guardians on Tuesday.
Perez reached 20 home runs for the sixth time in the last seven seasons with the lone season he didn’t reach 20 being the 2020 pandemic-shortened season. Perez ended August with back-to-back three-hit games but he is just 3-for-19 (.158) in September. Perez is slashing .236/.276/.456 with 20 home runs, 65 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 364 at-bats this season. It’s hard to find more power at the catcher position.
Salvador Perez is back in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Tigers, missing just one game after being hit in the right hand by a pitch on Friday night.
Perez left Friday’s game but X-rays came back negative and he only ended up missing Saturday’s contest. Perez will catch and bat third against Detroit on Sunday. MJ Melendez will move to left field with Perez back behind the plate.
Salvador Perez (hand) is not in the starting lineup Saturday vs the Tigers.
Perez left Friday's game early after being hit in the right hand by a pitch, but x-rays came back negative. He is day-to-day for now but should return to the lineup sooner than later. MJ Melendez will take over behind the plate and hit leadoff.
Salvador Perez left Friday's game early after being hit by a pitch on his hand.
Perez has had a rough season with injuries and, more recently, was dealing with back issues. He immediately left the game in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch on his hand. MJ Melendez seems likely to take his spot at catcher if he does miss extended time.