Found February 28, 2012 on royals.com:
The long-term contract signed by Royals catcher Salvador Perez was met with approval by two of the team's young pitchers.
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The Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Salvador Perez to a five-year contract worth $7 million. The team announced the deal Monday. The contract includes club options for three more years that could keep Perez with the Royals through the 2019. If Perez reached all the performance bonuses and incentives, the contract could be worth $26.75 million over eight years.

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