Perez went 1-for-2 with a pair of sacrifice bunts and one strikeout in Wednesday's extra-innings loss to Colorado. Wednesday's effort isn't worth much in fantasy terms, but Perez had three successful at-bats on the day -- a noteworthy accomplishment considering his struggles this season. With Yan Gomes hitting a small slump, Perez has received a start in three of the Tribe's last five games. That said, his .179 average is in no way a danger to Gomes' starting gig.
Perez slashed a dismal .178/.264/.252 in 34 games prior to the All-Star break. The backup catcher has had a rough season, one in which he entered with a chance to take on a larger role. Outside of a cheap play in daily leagues when Yan Gomes needs a rest, Perez should not be rostered.
Perez is starting behind the plate and hitting eighth for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader in Minnesota. The reserve catcher is hitting just .152 with a 24.7 percent strikeout rate. Perez is nothing more than a punt play in daily formats Saturday afternoon.
Perez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers. Not only was it Perez's first long ball of 2017, but it was hit off the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw. Still, the homer can't hide the reserve catcher's awful .147/.226/.213 slash line through 23 games.
Perez will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday in Colorado. Perez will give Yan Gomes a rest in the afternoon affair. The backup catcher is slashing just .136/.227/.167 through 75 plate appearances this year, but Perez is a decent punt play at hitter-friendly Coors Field on Wednesday.
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