Perez (oblique) is doing some catching and has been limited to hitting off a tee thus far in his rehab, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Perez is still feeling some discomfort when swinging and so he has not progressed past tee work. However, Toribio relays that Perez still feels he can be ready for activation within the next couple of weeks, although he'll naturally have to make significant progress over that span with respect to his ability to swing a bat unencumbered.
Perez (oblique) is making progress but remains weeks away from getting back on the field, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Initial reports when Perez landed on the injured list with a right oblique strain suggested that Perez would miss 2-to-3 weeks, but it's now been over a week and the timeline appears to be roughly the same. With Mike Zunino (quadriceps) also injured, the Rays have since acquired both Travis d'Arnaud and Erik Kratz, so it's unclear where exactly a healthy Perez would fit in the pecking order.
The Rays placed Perez (oblique) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Perez labeled his right oblique strain as mild and hopes to return from the IL in 2-to-3 weeks. Nick Ciuffo was called up from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move and will serve as the No. 2 catcher behind Mike Zunino while Perez is sidelined. Perez has supplied a .755 OPS in 46 plate appearances this season while occupying the short end of a platoon behind the dish.
Updating an earlier report, Perez (oblique) is being medically evaluated and could potentially end up on the injured list according to manager Kevin Cash, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Perez was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to right oblique tightness. The 26-year-old has served as the backup to Mike Zunino, seeing action in 15 games overall this season.
Perez was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to right oblique tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. The severity of the injury is not yet clear. Mike Zunino gets the start behind the plate.