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Tribe set with Cs: Gomes No. 1, Perez No. 2

The Indians plan on opening the season with Yan Gomes as their starting catcher and Roberto Perez as his backup. Manager Terry Francona made it clear on Thursday morning that there will be no competition between the two for the primary job behind the plate.
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Roberto Perez, unlikely postseason hero

The catcher position was a black hole for the Indians in 2016, but it could have been so much worse. When you reflect on Roberto Perez’s season as a whole, he really only had two all-around fantastic games. But both of them happened to be in playoff series opening games against two of the league’s best teams, though: the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Perez’s first...
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November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Zobrist runs over Indians catcher to score run

Game 6 of the World Series marked an elimination game for the Cubs, and they came out with a purpose. They scored three runs in the first inning, and it started with a Kris Bryant home run to take a 1-0 lead. But they weren’t done. After the Indians misplayed a fly ball for a bloop single, Ben Zobrist tried to score, and did. It looked like the play was going to be close, but...
Via The Sports Daily
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians' Roberto Perez reveals battle with Bell's palsy

Catcher Roberto Perez has helped propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series due to his incredible defensive play and surprising offensive production in the playoffs. Perez was a key contributor in a Game 1 victory over the Chicago Cubs with two big home runs. Perez’s unexpected ascension was filled with overcoming obstacles. The most difficult being his battle with Bell’s...
Via The Outside Corner
October 28, 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...
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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...
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May 02, 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 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

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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