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Salvador Pérez knows how to recuperate in style

Just relaxing with his trophies
@michaelsclair
July 8, 2020

As Major League teams are back together for Summer Camp, players who have tested positive for the coronavirus have been isolating at home. One of those players is Royals catcher Salvador Pérez, who tested positive over the weekend despite being asymptomatic. “I don’t feel a thing,” Pérez said over Zoom.

As Major League teams are back together for Summer Camp, players who have tested positive for the coronavirus have been isolating at home.

One of those players is Royals catcher Salvador Pérez, who tested positive over the weekend despite being asymptomatic.

“I don’t feel a thing,” Pérez said over Zoom. “I don’t know where I got this. Everyone in my family is safe, everyone was negative when they did the test. I was in Miami [during the MLB pause] and there were a lot of cases there. But I don’t feel a thing.

“I’m here in my house [in Kansas City], and hopefully everything passes super fast and I can be back with my teammates.”

So, while he's waiting at home and recuperating, he found the best way to do it. Pérez surrounded himself with his awards and trophies.

The catcher posted this photo on Instagram with the caption, "I feel better." This is called a flex:

Screengrab via @salavadorp13 on Instagram

By my count, I see his two Silver Slugger Awards, two of his five Gold Glove Awards, a World Series trophy, and multiple crystal awards that I can't quite make out. (Perhaps shockingly, not pictured: His World Series MVP trophy.) Not a bad trophy room to hang out in while streaming a bunch of shows and awaiting negative test results.

While we can't all convalesce while surrounding ourselves with accolades like Pérez, we can follow his example: If you don't feel well, stay home.

Michael Clair writes for MLB.com. He spends a lot of time thinking about walk-up music and believes stirrup socks are an integral part of every formal outfit.