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Roberto Perez | Catcher | #55

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lake City (FL) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 33 (0) / CLE
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Roberto Perez will have his right thumb re-examined by Dr. Thomas Graham on Thursday.
Perez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a fractured right thumb. Surgery hasn't been ruled out as a possibility. Adam Moore will continue to serve as Yan Gomes' backup. May 3 - 3:03 PM

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Indians placed C Roberto Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.

It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously it will be a while. Adam Moore is up to serve as Yan Gomes' backup.
May 1 - 1:17 PM

Roberto Perez has been cleared of a concussion.

Perez had to be run through MLB's concussion protocol after taking a hard foul tip off his mask on Saturday. He passed just in time for Monday's opener, and then it got postponed by frigid conditions in Cleveland. Perez will be on the Indians' bench Tuesday for the make-up game, with Yan Gomes catching Corey Kluber.
Apr 4 - 4:03 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said he expects MLB to clear Roberto Perez of a concussion.

Perez was officially entered into MLB's concussion protocol Sunday after taking a foul tip off his mask on Saturday, but it sounds like he's symptom-free. Yan Gomes is starting at catcher for the Indians on Opening Day against David Price. Perez will be available off the bench if he's cleared before the 4:10 p.m. ET first pitch.
Apr 4 - 1:18 PM

Roberto Perez is going through Major League Baseball's concussion protocol.

He took a foul tip in the mask during Saturday's game. If Perez isn't cleared, the Indians will add Adam Moore from Triple-A Columbus to serve as Yan Gomes' backup.
Apr 3 - 3:47 PM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have had several teams inquire about acquiring catcher Roberto Perez.

Pluto notes that the club is very reluctant to deal the 27-year-old backstop. He's a terrific defender and his .751 OPS from last year is well above average for a reserve catcher. Unless the Tribe is seemingly blown away by an offer, they'll keep the catching tandem of Perez and Yan Gomes intact for the 2016 campaign.
Jan 10 - 9:40 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Indians "will listen" to trade offers for Roberto Perez.

Perez had a decent first full season in the majors, batting .228/.348/.402 with seven homers over 226 plate appearances. He'll turn 27 later this month and is more of a backup/platoon option, but the Indians could receive some interest in clubs needing catching depth. They could turn to non-roster invitee Anthony Recker as Yan Gomes' backup if they dealt Perez.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Roberto Perez went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk and three runs scored to lead the Indians to a 7-5 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

Perez had been in an 0-for-17 slump since his previous three-hit game on April 18. He has hits in just four of his 13 starts this season, but he does have three homers already. He'll remain a viable AL-only catcher until Yan Gomes returns.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Roberto Perez went 3-for-4 with a home run on Saturday, powering the Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

Perez took Twins starter Phil Hughes deep in the third inning to get the Indians on the board. He's being counted on to pick up the slack offensively with Yan Gomes sidelined and has responded by hitting .300/.318/.600. He's worth a look in two-catcher leagues for as long as he remains the starter.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of C Roberto Perez from Triple-A Columbus.

Perez, 25, was batting .305/.405/.517 with eight home runs and 43 RBI over 53 games this season in Triple-A. He'll serve as Yan Gomes' backup, which enables Carlos Santana to stay at first base.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett