|Current Team:||Kansas City Royals|
|Birth Day:||May 10, 1990|
|Birth Place:||Valencia, Venezuela|
|Height:||in centimeters - N/A|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
He was born in Valencia, Venezuela and made his debut with the Royals in 2011.
Pérez was signed by the Royals for $65,000 when he was 16 years old. His minor league career began in 2007 when he was placed in the Arizona Rookie League.
Pérez was called up to the majors for the first time on August 10, 2011 and debuted against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. He picked off two baserunners, caught five popups – both uncommon occurrences for the Royals that season – recorded his first RBI in the 4th, and first hit in 7th. On August 29, Pérez hit his first Major League home run against Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers. In that game, Pérez was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. In his rookie year, he batted .331 with 3 HRs and 21 runs driven in, in 39 games played.
On February 27, 2012, Pérez signed a five-year, $7 million extension that includes three club options. He is under team control through 2019. He could earn up to $26.75 million if he reaches all of his incentives and all of his options are picked up. The extension covers his pre-arbitration seasons, two of his three arbitration eligible years, and, if all of his options are picked up, his final arbitration year and his first two years of free agency. Pérez earned $750,000 in 2012, $1 million in 2013, $1.5 million in 2014, $1.75 million in 2015 and will earn $2 million in 2016. His options are $3.75 million in 2017, $5 million in 2018 and $6 million in 2019.
While catching a bullpen session before a spring training game in 2012, Pérez tore the meniscus in his left knee. He did not return until July 2. In the 2012 season, he hit .301 with 11 homers and 39 RBIs in 79 games played.
On July 16, 2013, Pérez was the catcher for Mariano Rivera in Rivera's final All-Star Game before retirement. After the season, Pérez was awarded the American League Gold Glove Award for his defense at catcher. He finished the year playing 138 games with a .292 batting average, 13 home runs, and 79 RBI.
In 2014, he logged more starts (143) than any other catcher in the Major Leagues. Pérez played 150 games all together in 2014 batting .260 with 28 doubles, 17 home runs, and 70 RBI.
In the 2014 American League Wild Card Playoff, Pérez singled down the left field line in the bottom of the 12th inning, knocking in the winning run to lift the Royals over the Oakland As 9–8.
Near the end of the 2013 season, teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed Pérez with Victoria's Secret women's perfume and he had four hits. Pérez continued to wear perfume during games as a good-luck charm, switching to 212 VIP cologne by Carolina Herrera in 2014.
Pérez delighted fans with his positive attitude and humorous postings on social media. In the 2014 and 2015 season, Pérez made a habit of playfully pestering teammate Lorenzo Cain by taking videos of him and posting them on Instagram.
In 2015, Pérez was voted to start in the 2015 All-Star Game, his third All-Star appearance.
Pérez batted .364 in the 2015 World Series, which the Royals won in five games. In the Series-clinching win, Perez grounded to third in the ninth inning allowing the tying run in the Royals' comeback. The game continued into extra innings. In the 12th, Perez singled to right with no outs and Jarrod Dyson pinch ran for Perez. Dyson would eventually score, giving the Royals their first lead of the night. The Royals won 7–2 in the twelfth inning, making them the 2015 World Series Champions. Pérez was unanimously named the World Series Most Valuable Player. He is the first catcher to win the award since 1992 and the second Venezuelan to win World Series MVP.
In the 2015 season he batted .260/.280/.426. He won his third consecutive Gold Glove Award in 2015.
Pérez hit his first career Grand Slam on June 21, 2017, helping the Royals to a 6-4 come from behind win against the Boston Red Sox. On August 6, Perez was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to an intercostal strain. He played 139 games in 2017, batting .268 with 27 home runs and 80 RBI.
On March 28, 2018, Pérez suffered a grade 2 MCL tear while carrying a suitcase up a flight of stairs. It was deemed to be a non-baseball injury, and Perez was ruled out for 4–6 weeks. On May 10, celebrating his 28th birthday, Pérez hit a grand slam, but the Royals lost to the Orioles.
On January 24, 2020, Pérez was naturalized as an American citizen, taking the oath of citizenship at the Royals' annual FanFest. On July 4, 2020, it was announced that Pérez had tested positive for COVID-19.
Salvador's mother is Yilda Diaz, whom he has a close relationship with. Salvador has sons named Salvador Jr and Johan.
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Currently, Salvador Perez is 30 years, 9 months and 22 days old. Salvador Perez will celebrate 31st birthday on a Monday 10th of May 2021. Below we countdown to Salvador Perez upcoming birthday.