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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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar combine for highlight reel play (Video)

Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar combined for one heck of a defensive highlight on Tuesday night. During the 9th inning of Kansas City’s 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, Infante went up the middle to the shortstop side of the field, backhanded a grounder by Roberto Perez and flipped to Escobar, who made a barehanded...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez Gives Tribe Top Catching Duo

A trusted backup catcher is hard to come by. The Indians believe they’ve found one in Roberto Perez, who will spell Yan Gomes to open the 2015 campaign. This one-two punch gives the Tribe one of the top catching duos in all of baseball. Drafted by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida Gateway College, Perez spent five seasons in the Tribe’s...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Sore neck results in extra day off for Gomes

CLEVELAND -- Roberto Perez gets his second straight start at catcher as the Indians wrap up a three-game series against the Rangers today. Manager Terry Francona said before the game that Gomes is still experiencing some neck stiffness that started to develop during Friday's game. Gomes was taken out midway through that contest as Francona emptied the bench with a 10-run lead. "He...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Roberto Perez

Burning River Baseball recognized Robert Perez (@robebo23 on twitter) as one of the Indians top prospects back in April, mentioning then that he was likely to be the Tribe’s best bet at back-up catcher this year, but most fans are likely just hearing about Perez for the first time after he was called up earlier this week. After making the most of his first career start, with a...
Via Burning River Baseball
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians 9, Yankees 3: Two games in one, Perez has the most fun

I was all set to have this one written. My main topics were going to be how the Indians defense, easily the worst in baseball, just continues to let the team down and cost them runs the offense usually cannot get back. I was also going to go in on the bats who once again turned a below average starter into Cy Freaking Young. Then came the seventh inning, or should I say the start...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Newbies Perez, Dickerson generating unexpected spark to Tribe lineup

CLEVELAND -- One injury can create a domino effect that ripples across not just a lineup but the entire roster. When Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Sunday, Chris Dickerson was part of the Pirates organization in Triple-A Indianapolis and Roberto Perez was in Columbus. Both played pivotal roles in the Indians' 9-3 win over the Yankees on Thursday at Progressive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Perez homers in debut, Indians beat Yankees 9-3

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Roberto Perez hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, Carlos Santana also connected and the Cleveland Indians scored nine runs in their last two innings at bat Thursday night for a 9-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-loaded triple and Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly highlighted a four-run seventh that erased a 3-0 deficit. Brantley...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 10, 2014  |  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

Aguilar and Perez Add to Indians List of Minor League All-Stars

The Columbus Clippers will be represented by two players this year at the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game. Both first baseman Jesus Aguilar and catcher Roberto Perez were selected to be on the International League roster, and will be taking on the Pacific League, Wednesday July 16  at 7:07pm E.T. The game will be played at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and will be broadcasted live...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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