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Salvador Perez Newsbeat

Friday, October 16, 2015

Salvador Perez takes a beating but keeps on ticking

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. Whatever it was, his body reacted wickedly. He lost track of how many times he threw up, and the diarrhea was worse. His stomach turned so much and he had to run to the toilet so often that he could not fall asleep until 7 in the morning.

Zach Posted: October 16, 2015 at 12:35 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: food poisoning, royals, salvador perez

Monday, September 21, 2015

Royals starter Johnny Cueto rebounds after asking Sal Perez to change his setup behind the plate

Why don’t men ever talk about their problems?

Part of his trouble, Cueto explained to the team, was he tries to throw exactly toward the catcher’s glove. Perez often set the target high in the zone, intending to lower his mitt with the pitch. But the optics challenged Cueto, which may have led to him spinning a series of cutters and changeups at the waist of opposing hitters in recent weeks.

Cueto offered a series of suggestions for Perez. Cueto needed the mitt positioned lower in the zone. He wanted Perez to back up off the plate. And Cueto wanted Perez to set up later than normal. When there were no men on base on Friday, Perez often crouched on one knee, lowering his 6-foot-3, 240-pound frame to meet Cueto’s preferences….

The revival begs the question: Why didn’t Cueto speak up sooner? The answer speaks to both his personality and the difficulty of transitioning to a new team in the middle of the season. Cueto opted to defer to Perez, rather than challenge a player he respected.

“He understood that Salvy’s a three-time All-Star, a three-time Gold Glover,” Yost said. “He’s not going to come in and tell him what to do.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2015 at 03:51 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: johnny cueto, royals, salvador perez

Monday, June 29, 2015

Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit |

“The guy, from the moment he got here, has been a threat and he is doing the job offensive along with being a Gold Glove behind the plate,” said Yost, a former catcher himself.

He joins Joe Mauer, now a first baseman primarily with the Twins, and current Yankee Brian McCann as the only active players who were catchers and had 500 hits by the age of 25.

“What’s that say about him?” repeated Yost. “It says he’s pretty darn good.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 29, 2015 at 09:41 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: royals, salvador perez



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