Royals sign Salvador Perez to eight year contract extension

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 10: Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals bats against the Tampa Bay Rays August 10, 2011 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Perez played in his first Major League Baseball game. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Per various people on Twitter, the Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Salvador Perez to an eight year contract extension, consisting of five guaranteed years and three option years.

My initial reaction to this transaction was...who is Salvador Perez?

Seriously, I'm pretty sure I've never heard of him before just now.

No terms have been announced. Here are his stats:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2007 17 KCR-min Rk 30 99 86 10 21 3 0 0 10 1 1 5 10 .244 .320 .279 .599
2008 18 KCR-min Rk 25 95 83 11 30 3 2 1 16 0 1 7 10 .361 .409 .482 .891
2009 19 KCR-min Rk,A 95 396 360 45 96 20 3 2 45 0 2 25 40 .267 .313 .356 .669
2010 20 KCR-min A+ 99 396 365 35 106 21 1 7 53 1 1 18 38 .290 .322 .411 .732
2011 21 KCR-min AA,AAA 91 358 334 40 97 19 0 10 53 0 1 16 36 .290 .331 .437 .769
2011 21 KCR AL 39 158 148 20 49 8 2 3 21 0 0 7 20 .331 .361 .473 .834 128
1 Yr 39 158 148 20 49 8 2 3 21 0 0 7 20 .331 .361 .473 .834 128
162 Game Avg. 162 656 615 83 204 33 8 12 87 0 0 29 83 .331 .361 .473 .834 128
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/27/2012.
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