Angels catcher Carlos Perez is back in the lineup, batting eighth and starting behind the plate. While Perez's numbers over the whole season are not great, as he's hitting for a .246/.296/.338 slash line, he's been on fire in September. This month, he's hitting .372 with seven runs scored. He replaces Chris Iannetta in the starting lineup.
Angels catcher Carlos Perez is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Chris Iannetta will catch for Garrett Richards in the nightcap, as Perez sits after going 2-for-4 in Game 1.
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees. Iannetta appeared in the ninth inning in Saturday's 8-2 loss and struck out. He's hitting .174 this season. With Iannetta back in the lineup, catcher Carlos Perez will head back to the bench for Sunday's game. Perez is hitting .283 in 19 games.
Angels catcher Carlos Perez went 2 for 4 at the plate in Los Angeles' 8-6 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Perez connected with a 1-2 pitch from Shane Greene and ripped it over the center field wall for a solo home run, his second of the season. Perez then came up in the eighth and ripped a double to left field, scoring another run. Perez is now hitting .292 with 10 RBI on the year.
Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill, who was scratched from Sunday's lineup after injuring his hand during batting practice, is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Padres. X-rays were negative on Cowgill's hand, but Matt Joyce will play left for Los Angeles and hit sixth in the lineup. Carlos Perez draws the start behind the plate for the Angels and will hit seventh. The Angels (-140) are big favorites per VegasInsider.com.