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Roberto Perez | Catcher | #55

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lake City (FL) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 33 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Rajai Davis
3Shane Robinson
4Robbie Grossman
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Collin Cowgill
3Tyler Naquin
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Ross Detwiler
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Kyle Crockett
7Joe Thatcher
8Shawn Armstrong
9Giovanni Soto
10Dan Otero
11Joba Chamberlain
12Felipe Paulino
13Tom Gorzelanny
14Craig Stammen