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Martin Perez's struggles continue in Rangers' loss to Indians

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Corey Kluber's second-half surge rolled on, and a trip home didn't help Texas left-hander Martin Perez.The Cleveland right-hander pitched six strong innings to match a career best with his sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Indians beat the Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.The Indians...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Complete List of Indians Catchers Who Have Batted Under .200

With a headline like this, you may expect a one sentence article that says: Roberto Perez .096 in 2016, Yan Gomes .165 in 2016, but there is a much more illustrious history than that. In fact, 52 players have batted under .200 for a season with the Tribe in the past 116 with a minimum of 100 at bats. There are even a few names of great players, generally at the beginning or end of...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago

Roberto Perez to catch nine innings for first time since April

It's only a matter of time. Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez will continue his rehab with a full game behind the plate for the Columbus Clippers tonight. Perez has been working his way back from a broken thumb with rehab games over the past couple weeks, starting with the Arizona Rookie League and now at Triple-A. Roberto took to Twitter to express his excitement about a...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez will undergo surgery

Not unexpected, but still disappointing... Cleveland Indians backup catcher Roberto Perez will undergo surgery on Friday to repair damage to his broken right thumb. Perez suffered the injury during Saturday night's game in Philadelphia while diving to (successfully) make a tag at the plate. There is not currently a timetable for Perez's return, but it's possible he won't need an...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Domo arigato, Mr. Roberto: Thumb surgery for Indians Perez

The Cleveland Indians not only were swept out of the city of brotherly love over the weekend in Philadelphia by the Phillies, but they lost backup catcher Roberto Perez to a thumb injury. Despite some initial hope of a quick recovery,’s Hayden Grove reported on Thursday Perez will have surgery on Friday in Akron without a specific timetable on his return. Indians C Roberto...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians’ Roberto Perez placed on DL; C Adam Moore called up

After fracturing his right thumb in the fifth inning of Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians backup catcher Roberto Perez has been placed on the disabled list, the team announced Sunday. The injury occurred when he dove and prevented Phillies’ Odubel Herrera from crossing the plate after a pitch from Joba Chamberlain went wild. While Perez...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians place Roberto Perez on 15-day disabled list with fractured thumb

The Indians will be without one of the best backup catchers in the league for at least a couple weeks. Cleveland Indians backup catcher Roberto Perez is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a fractured thumb, reports Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plains Dealer. Perez injured his thumb in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game when he dove to prevent a run crossing...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

The Value Of Roberto Perez And The Backup Backstop

Baseball writers often observe that the sport’s extended schedule more closely resembles a marathon than a sprint, but at least one position player on the field would be hard-pressed to compete in a race of any distance. Beginning in Little League, catchers are selected for their girth, arm strength, and tolerance for pain and discomfort, with little consideration to fleetness...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Perez a Strong Candidate to Be Part of Trade Discussions

Cleveland Indians backup catcher Roberto Perez was pressed into extended playing time during the first half of the 2015 season as starter Yan Gomes was out with a sprained MCL. Perez showed that he may not have the hitting ability of the 2014 Silver Slugger Gomes, but can hold his own as well as or better than any catcher in the league. Before the 2014 season the Indians identified...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez enjoying big year

CLEVELAND -- In a year Roberto Perez has gone from having one of the worst experiences of his life to realizing his dream of making the majors. With the Indians needing a backup catcher, Perez was called up from Columbus on Tuesday. Perez was having a breakthrough year with the Clippers less than a year after suffering from Bell's Palsy, which is a sudden weakness or paralysis of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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