Perez takes home 1st Silver Slugger Award

Perez takes home 1st Silver Slugger Award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It has been quite a week for Royals catcher Salvador Perez.

On Tuesday, Perez captured his fourth straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

On Thursday, Perez won the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award as the best offensive catcher in the American League, as voted upon by managers and coaches.

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In other words, Perez has been deemed the best overall catcher in the AL.

Earlier this week, Royals general manager Dayton Moore beamed when talking about Perez's defensive accomplishments.

"We're very proud of Salvador's fourth straight Gold Glove," Moore said. "That's an amazing accomplishment. We're fortunate to have a Gold Glove catcher."

Now, Perez, 26, will add his first Silver Slugger Award to his resume. Perez broke his own Royals franchise record for home runs by a catcher by hitting 22 last season, while driving in 64 runs. He hit .247 overall.

Last season, Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales won the Silver Slugger Award.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.