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Roberto Perez is the catcher upgrade the Cleveland Indians need

What can we expect from a returning Roberto Perez? Put away your Jonathan Lucroy trade scenarios, the Cleveland Indians do not need to be that desperate for a catcher. At the very least, if the Indians front office was not considering a trade for Lucroy or someone similar prior to Yan Gomes' trip to the disabled list, they certainly should not be now. I have harped on this issue...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians should bench Yan Gomes, name Roberto Perez their catcher

It's time for a change. Roberto Perez has played in six games for the Cleveland Indians' Arizona Summer League team in the last nine days. He's gone 3 for 9, and has also drawn five walks, continuing a trend that was on display at the start of this season, before he landed on the DL with an injury to his right thumb that required surgery: In his 15 plate appearances with the Indians...
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14 days ago  |  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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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