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Mixed reaction to news of Salvador Perez’s new contract with Royals

Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez saluted at FanFest in January.
Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez saluted at FanFest in January. jsleezer@kcstar.com

On Tuesday the Royals agreed to a contract extension with catcher Salvador Perez that will keep him with the team through the 2021 season.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that the new contract was for five years and $52.5 million. There also is a signing bonus.

While Salvador Perez is a fan favorite, news of the deal wasn’t met with only happiness. Some questioned the Royals’ logic in offering the deal.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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