Latest Update Salvador Perez has been scratched Wed Aug, 20, 07:53 PM
Is huge for a catcher, with plenty of power and run-producing qualities. Also has good instincts behind the plate. Displays very good hitting ability.
Flaws: : Is still somewhat raw. Needs to improve his footwork. Injuries are a concern. Needs to walk more often so as to maximize his offensive output.
Erik Kratz will start in place of Perez who injured his knee on Monday. Kratz hit two home runs after replacing Perez on Monday and is hitting .462 in 13 at bats this month.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
He was removed from Monday's game because of knee tightness, but that was just a precautionary measure. Perez has had an up and down season by posting a slash line of .268/.305/.417, which are all career lows. Look for him to bounce back and finish this season strong.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Perez was removed from Monday's game in the seventh inning after going 2-for-3 with two RBI after experiencing right knee discomfort. Although he says he will be able to play on Tuesday, the Royals will likely be cautious with their catcher, considering they are now in the driver's seat in the American League Central. Expect to see Perez get a few days off should the injury not get any better by game time tomorrow. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Erik Kratz filled in more than admirably for the All-Star catcher, slugging two solo home runs in his first two at-bats. The severity of the injury is unknown; Killer Kratz will fill in in the meantime. Analyst: Spencer Silva