Perez had three pins inserted into his right ring finger Friday and will be sidelined 8-to-10 weeks, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The 32-year-old was originally expected to try and play through the injury, but he instead underwent surgery to address the fracture Friday. Perez is now slated to be out until the second half of the season with the All-Star break little more than two months away. Austin Hedges should serve as Cleveland's primary catcher in the meantime, with Rene Rivera handling backup duties.
Perez underwent surgery to repair his fractured ring finger Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Previous reports had indicated that Perez intended to play through the injury. He or his team evidently changed those plans, however, as he landed on the injured list Wednesday and underwent surgery two days later. His expected return date is not yet clear. Austin Hedges and Rene Rivera will split time behind the plate in his absence.
Perez was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a fractured finger, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports The catcher hasn't appeared in a game since Friday and is now set to miss a more extended period of time. Perez is hitting just .131 in 61 at-bats this season. Rene Rivera, who was recalled in a corresponding move, will share catching duties with Austin Hedges.
Perez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals. He got back into the mix Monday after dealing with a finger injury. Austin Hedges is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth.
Perez (finger) is starting Monday's game against the Royals. Perez had been out of the lineup in each of the last two games, and manager Terry Francona announced Sunday that the catcher has a non-displaced fracture in his right ring finger. However, Perez is expected to play through the injury going forward, and he'll start behind the plate and bat eighth Monday.