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Salvador Perez
Kansas City Royals
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Homer and steal Thursday
CKansas City Royals
March 3, 2023
Perez went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's Cactus League win over the Angels.
Perez showed off an unforeseen power and speed combination Thursday, though he shouldn't be expected to run much when the regular season starts. The catcher has never attempted more than two steals in a season, and he has just six stolen bases in his career. He'll be looking to bounce back in the power department after slugging a three-year low .465 with 23 homers and 23 doubles in 114 contests in 2022. Perez should see the bulk of the playing time behind the dish with MJ Melendez spelling him at times, though the veteran could often serve as the designated hitter when he's not catching.