Catcher - Cleveland Indians
Height: 5' 11"
Date of Birth: December 23, 1988 (32 years old)
Indians' Roberto Perez: Out of lineup
Perez is not starting Thursday against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.Perez has handled a fairly heavy workload behind the plate this season. Thursday's off day will be just his third in the first 12 games. Austin Hedges will get the nod in his absence.
Indians' Roberto Perez: Scores four times
Perez went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run, three walks and four total runs scored in Saturday's 11-3 win over the Tigers.Perez showed a good eye at the plate Saturday, part of a larger trend that has him hitting .267/.476/.667 across 21 plate appearances. He's knocked two homers with four RBI, five runs scored and six walks drawn in six games. Perez is a strong defensive catcher and should see a majority of the time behind the dish, while Austin Hedges is available to step in when Perez needs a breather.
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