February 16, 2014 4:10 PM

Protecting Salvador Perez is paramount for Royals’ success

Salvador Perez, an All-Star in 2013, may be the Royals’ most precious asset. He anchors the team from behind the plate as the rare catcher who blends defensive savvy and burgeoning offensive potential. His right arm is a cannon, his frame is inviting and his athleticism is underappreciated. The Royals want to do everything they can to keep Perez fresh and injury-free.

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