Roberto Perez didn't seem like a candidate for much playing time last year with Yan Gomes coming off a Silver Slugger award and still breaking in a six-year deal, but then at a position like catcher, every backup has a chance. Perez got his the first week when Gomes sprained his MCL and missed the better part of two months, and he performed well enough to continue spelling Gomes every third or fourth game in the months that followed. Perez has about as much pop as Gomes and a much better batting eye, but he isn't thought to have as much upside and, of course, doesn't have that flashy contract. He should play more than the average backup catcher, which makes him usable in AL-only leagues.
Indians catcher Roberto Perez went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer Thursday against the Twins. Unfortunately for the Indians, that one swing generated their only runs on the day. Perez hasn't offered much in fantasy, but he's now homered in two of his last three starts and has seven hits in 20 at-bats (a .350 average) over his last six starts, so he's closing things out on a high note.
Indians catcher Roberto Perez went 2 for 3 with two runs scored in Friday's win over the White Sox. The lightly-used Perez reached base three times on the evening, providing two singles and a hit by pitch. Perez has supplied a .351 on-base percentage on the season, but he's not a serious threat to cut into Yan Gomes' playing time behind the dish.
Yan Gomes will not start Saturday's game behind the plate for the Indians. Gomes has started the last five games and eight of the last nine at catcher for Cleveland. He'll be replaced by Roberto Perez, who gets his third start of the month.
Indians catcher Roberto Perez hit his fifth home run of the season during Monday's 8-5 loss to the Tigers. Perez hit the solo shot off Joakim Soria in the ninth inning. He finished the game 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one walk. Over his last nine games, Perez is 6 for 19 with one home run and three RBI.
Indians catcher Roberto Perez drove in two runs during a 6-0 win Thursday against the Mariners. Both of his RBI came on a two-out single in the third inning. Perez finished 2 for 3. It was his fourth multihit game, but first since April 29. He does have one home run and six RBI in his last six games.