The Kansas City Royals have signed 2015 World Series Most Valuable Player Salvador Perez to a four-year extension with a team option in 2026.
The team declared the signing Sunday afternoon. Terms of the deal were not declared, yet MLB.com reports that $82 million is ensured, which would be the greatest deal in group history. The 2026 team option is valued at $13.5 million with a $2 million buyout, per MLB.com
The 30-year-old catcher has spent the whole of his MLB vocation with Kansas City, marking with the association at 16 years old and making his significant group debut in 2011.
Perez is coming off one of his most beneficial years in the wake of missing the 2019 season recuperating from Tommy John surgery. In 2020, he played 37 games and had career-highs with a .333 BA, .633 slugging percentage and .986 OPS on his approach to being named the AL Comeback Player of the Year, a Silver Slugger grant champ and first-group all-MLB determination. He likewise drove the group with 11 grand slams and was second in RBI (32).
The six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove victor was named World Series MVP after the Royals crushed the New York Mets in 2015. He hit 8-for-22 (.364) with two pairs and two RBI in the five-game series.
Perez had discovered 189 sprinters taking in his vocation — 6th best among active catchers — and his .995 fielding percentage as a catcher is twelfth best in MLB history.