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Fri, Jun 2 @ 8:10 pm ET
vs Colorado Rockies (24-34)
  • Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium
  • KC -120, O/U 9
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
30-27 5-5 W2
26-28 6-4 W1
25-31 5-5 L1
23-35 4-6 L1
17-39 3-7 L1

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .222 3 6 .767 0

Top Freddy Fermin News

  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Provides lone run in loss

    Fermin went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers.

    Fermin has hit safely in five of his last six games in which he recorded a plate appearance, and he has three homers in that span. For the season, he's slashing .333/.379/.741 with five RBI and four runs scored over 29 plate appearances. The 27-year-old is serving as backup to Salvador Perez (blurred vision) at catcher, allowing MJ Melendez to focus on his hitting while playing in the outfield.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Hits another home run

    Fermin went 1-for-4 with a solo homer scored in Saturday's 5-4 loss against the Athletics.

    Fermin took Ken Waldichuk yard for a solo home run in the fourth inning, marking his second consecutive game with a home run. However, Fermin was unable to make an impact outside of the solo shot, with a pair of strikeouts and a foul out in his other three plate appearances. Though the 27-year-old remains firmly behind Salvador Perez on the depth chart, he could push Kansas City to play Perez at DH if he continues to hit the ball well.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Clubs first big-league homer

    Fermin went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, a walk, two total runs and two total RBI in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

    Fermin was called up to the big club Tuesday and got the start behind the plate. The 27-year-old enjoyed by far his best performance as a major-leaguer, as he had just one hit over 14 career plate appearances entering the contest. Fermin fell a double short of the cycle, hitting a solo homer to left field in the third inning, knocking a triple and scoring a run in the fourth, and finishing his day with an RBI single in the ninth. Fermin isn't going to supplant primary catcher Salvador Perez (who was the team's DH on Thursday) on a regular basis, but he appears lined up to be KC's backup backstop and could earn more opportunities to have his bat worked into the lineup. He was excellent at the Triple-A level prior to his promotion, slashing .304/.448/.674 with five homers and 14 RBI across 58 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Back in big leagues

    The Royals recalled Fermin from Triple-A Omaha ahead of Tuesday's 11-7 loss to Baltimore.

    Fermin entered the contest in the top of the eighth inning and caught the final two frames after Salvador Perez exited with a finger contusion. According to Anne Rogers of, the Royals plan to deploy MJ Melendez exclusively in the outfield moving forward, so Fermin will serve as the No. 2 catcher behind Perez. However, those plans could change if Perez's injury proves to be more serious than expected and he requires a stint on the injured list.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Optioned to Triple-A

    Fermin was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    After being called up one week ago, Fermin went 1-for-7 at the plate with two strikeouts while making two starts at catcher for the Royals. With Salvador Perez (back) expected to be available Friday, there is no longer a need for Fermin on the big-league roster. Nick Pratto was called up from Omaha to replace him.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Recalled from Omaha

    Fermin was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    With Franmil Reyes landing on the paternity list Friday, Fermin will join the major-league roster in Reyes' place. The 27-year-old backstop is slashing .293/.408/.561 in Omaha but likely won't see much playing time behind Salvador Perez and MJ Melendez while in the majors.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Moved to Triple-A

    Kansas City optioned Fermin to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    With Kansas City expected to go with Salvador Perez and MJ Melendez as its lone options at catcher to begin the season, Fermin will miss out on a spot on the Opening Day roster. Fermin performed well in the Cactus League with a .906 OPS in 25 plate appearances before the demotion, and if either Melendez or Perez is to miss time at any point, Fermin will likely be the first catcher called on as a replacement.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Doing well in spring

    Fermin is 5-for-13 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored over eight Cactus League games.

    Fermin was added to the Royals' 40-man roster in November, so he has a clearer path to the majors if he can hold onto that status. He could still begin the season at Triple-A Omaha, as Salvador Perez and MJ Melendez will handle the vast majority of the catching duties for Kansas City this season. If either of them gets hurt, Fermin would likely be called upon to serve as a backup option behind the dish.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Added to 40-man roster

    The Royals selected Fermin's contract Tuesday.

    He made his big-league debut this past season, but only played in three games. The 27-year-old catcher will serve as Kansas City's third catcher on the depth chart. He hit .270/.365/.480 with 15 home runs in 87 games at Triple-A.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Strong week at Triple-A

    Fermin was named the International League Player of the Week on Monday.

    Fermin was a force for Triple-A Omaha. In six games versus Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the catcher delivered six home runs, 12 RBI and nine runs scored, batting .368 (7-for-19). The impressive week nearly doubled his power output for the year -- he's up to 13 homers, 47 RBI, 34 runs scored and a .274/.376/.511 slash line through 68 contests at the Triple-A level. He's still no higher than fourth on the Royals' organizational catching depth chart.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Heads back to Triple-A

    The Royals returned Fermin to Triple-A Omaha following Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

    Since Fermin joined the Royals as a replacement for one of the 10 players who were placed on the restricted list prior to Thursday's series opener in Toronto, he won't be exposed to waivers even while he comes off the 40-man roster as he heads back to Omaha. Fermin started behind the plate in the last two games of the series with the Blue Jays, going 0-for-7 with a run scored.

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  • Royals' Freddy Fermin: Rises to big leagues

    The Royals selected Fermin's contract from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

    Fermin and fellow catcher Sebastian Rivero were summoned from the minors in advance of the Royals' four-game series in Toronto since Kansas City will be without backstops MJ Melendez and Cam Gallagher, who were both placed on the restricted list due to their vaccination statuses and aren't eligible to cross the Canadian border. Though Fermin had been playing with the Royals' top affiliate in Omaha, it'll be Rivero -- who had been playing at Double-A Northwest Arkansas -- who catches for starting pitcher Angel Zerpa in the series opener.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R