Venezuelan catcher who was named World Series MVP after leading the Kansas City Royals to victory over the New York Mets in five games in 2015. He won his first Gold Glove Award and earned his first All-Star game nod in 2013. He also helped the Royals win the AL Pennant in 2014.
He was born in Valencia, Venezuela and made his debut with the Royals in 2011.
He represented his native Venezuela at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
His mother is Yilda Diaz, whom he has a close relationship with. He has sons named Salvador Jr and Johan.
He and fellow All-Star Lorenzo Cain became teammates in Kansas City.