Perez (hamstring) will not return this season, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. The rookie catcher hit a solid .284/.304/.392 in 24 games before landing on the disabled list in late August. He played in a rehab game Monday but was unable to run at 100 percent. With their playoff hopes extinguished, the Rays are focusing on Perez being ready for next season.
Perez (hamstring) is making deliberate progress from his injury and manager Kevin Cash concedes he may not return before the end of the regular season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The rookie backstop hit the disabled list Aug. 31, and there was relative certainty as recently as last weekend about a return before the end of the season. The latest news implies differently, although Perez still has over two weeks to regain full health. Jesus Sucre, Nick Ciuffo and Adam Moore are all candidates to handle catching duties while Perez remains sidelined.
Perez (hamstring) expects to be able to return before the end of the season, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Perez has been out since late August with a left hamstring strain. In his absence, Nick Ciuffo has claimed the Rays' starting catcher role. A clear return date for Perez has not yet been established, but according to J. Scott Butherus of MLB.com, the rookie still feels some pain when he squats in a catching position, lending further credence that he's still a few days away from activation.
Perez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to a left hamstring strain, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Perez suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against the Braves during a play at the plate. He will be eligible to return next weekend when the Rays start a three-game set against the Orioles on Friday. In a corresponding move, Adam Moore had his contract selected from the minors. Look for Jesus Sucre to receive regular starts behind the plate in Perez's absence.
Perez is not starting Wednesday against the Braves, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Perez sits for just the third time in the Rays' last 14 games. He's hit just .231 with a .526 OPS over that stretch. Jesus Sucre will start behind the plate.