The Royals and Salvador Pérez agreed on a five-year extension that would run through 2021, adding $52.5 million.
Many fans were thrilled to have the 2015 World Series MVP locked in.
Good news is hearing Salvador Perez signed a 5 year contract with the royals. Long live Salvy. ?????
— emily PACHA (@EmilyPacha) March 1, 2016
— Jeff S (@js82) March 1, 2016
Checking Twitter during a free moment and seeing that Salvy has a contract extension: pic.twitter.com/JvepXQoecm
— Elizabeth Belden (@ebelden) March 1, 2016
Not everyone was excited about the deal.
@royalsgirl16 It's a wonderful contract for Salvy, but as contracts go... it's pretty bad from a business perspective.
— Victoria Walsh (@MightieMinx) March 1, 2016
@jazayerli What makes you so happy about this? Salvy is great, and I am happy for him, but this is nothing but a bad deal for Royals?
— Jeremy Greco (@Hokius) March 1, 2016
Sal Perez is gonna be locked up through 2021, which means he will go from good hitting/great defense catcher to okay hitting/bad defense 1B.
— Ben Conrady (@Ben_Conrady) March 1, 2016
Pérez, known to fans as "Salvy," started 137 games and earned his third consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove award last season.