Perez finished with a .176/.222/.176 slash line and two RBI over 18 plate appearances in spring training. Perez registered just three hits in 17 at-bats this spring, striking out four times over that stretch. Despite this, he's on track to begin the 2020 season as the team's starting backstop, with Sandy Leon likely to stand in as the backup catcher on Perez's occasional off days.
Perez (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Saturday's spring training game against the Athletics, batting second. Perez will make his spring debut Saturday after he underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle in October. Unless he experiences any setbacks, the 31-year-old will likely be ready for Opening Day after he recorded a career-best .773 OPS with 24 home runs and 63 RBI last season.
Perez (ankle) is set to make his Cactus League debut Saturday against the A's, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. The 31-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle in October, but the procedure was never expected to impact his availability for Opening Day. Perez is set to begin his second season as Cleveland's primary catcher after posting a .239/.321/.452 slash line with 24 home runs in 119 games during 2019.
Perez underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. The surgery appears to have been successful, and Perez is expected to be ready for unrestricted baseball activity by the start of spring training. The 30-year-old hit .239/.321/.452 with a career-high 24 home runs and 63 RBI in 2019.
Perez is not in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals. Cleveland will rest several starters after getting eliminated from playoff contention Friday. Eric Haase gets the start behind the plate.
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