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Royals catcher Salvador Perez named a finalist for 2021 Silver Slugger Award

Catcher Salvador Perez headed to D.C. to be Royals lone representative in MLB All-Star Game
Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 16:00:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez was named a finalist in the American League for the Silver Slugger Award.

Finalists for the awards were voted upon by managers and coaches in the American and National leagues, according to a release from the awards.

The Royals catcher is up against Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino and New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez.

Perez has won the award as a catcher in the American League three times before in 2020, 2018 and 2016.

The winners of the awards will be announced on the MLB Network at 5 p.m. on Nov. 11.

This is the 42nd year of the awards, which were started by Louisville Slugger in 1980.