Originally written on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 2/28/12
In what was deemed a “Major announcement” by the team, the Kansas City Royals extended Salvador Perez to a five-year contract that includes three club options. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star notes that Perez will earn a guaranteed $7MM over the course of the five-year contract. The deal maxes out at $26.75mm if the three options are exercised. The five-year deal will take Perez up to the last season of arbitration. With the three club options, the deal could buy out two years of free agency. The contract breaks down to $750k in ‘12, $1mm in ‘13, $1.5mm in ‘14, $1.75mm in ‘15, $2mm in ‘16, $3.75mm in ‘17 (club option), $5mm in ‘18 (club option) and $6mm in ‘19 (club option). Perez made his big league debut last season appearing in 39 games while posting a .331 avg in 158 plate appearances. Image taken by D.L. and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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