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Giants' Roberto Perez: Joining San Francisco
Perez agreed to a contract with the Giants on Sunday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Perez played in just 21 games for Pittsburgh last season before he ruptured his right hamstring and underwent season-ending surgery. The 34-year-old could open 2023 by splitting playing time with Joey Bart, who had a .660 OPS in his first full season as a starter behind the plate last year.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Could be ready for winter ball
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Perez (hamstring) may receive full medical clearance for the start of winter ball, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
After undergoing surgery May 20 to repair a ruptured right hamstring, Perez won't be a candidate to return from the 60-day IL before the end of the season, but his projected 6-to-9-month recovery timeline gives him a chance at being ready to play in December. The native Puerto Rican could elect to play winter ball on his home island or perhaps elsewhere in Latin America this winter with the hope of proving his health and securing a contract with an MLB team ahead of spring training. The 33-year-old backstop posted a .700 OPS in 69 plate appearances for the Pirates before sustaining the season-ending injury.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Undergoes surgery
Perez underwent surgery to repair a ruptured hamstring injury Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
The Pirates announced this week that Perez would miss the remainder of the season following his procedure, and he'll now shift his focus toward his lengthy recovery process. The team hopes Perez will be able to resume full baseball activities in 6-to-9 months, so it seems likely that he'll be available to begin the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Gets season-ending surgery
The Pirates announced Wednesday that Perez will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hamstring in the near future, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Perez, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Pittsburgh in November, appeared in just 21 games before hitting the shelf earlier this month with what ultimately proved to be a season-ending injury. The Pirates will likely lean on a platoon of Michael Perez and Tyler Heineman at catcher the rest of the way, barring any further additions to the position group.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Moves to 60-day IL
The Pirates transferred Perez (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.
Other than characterizing the hamstring injury Perez sustained Saturday as significant or severe, the Pirates brass has yet to provide any sort of timeline for the catcher's return to the lineup. Perez's move to the 60-day IL at least ensures that he'll be on the shelf until early July, and it wouldn't be surprise if the Pirates went ahead and held him out through the All-Star break. Michael Perez and Andrew Knapp are expected to share work behind the dish while the Pirates' No. 1 backstop is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Facing extended absence
Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Perez's strained left hamstring is on the "more severe side of things," suggesting that the catcher could be in store for a long-term stay on the injured list, Josh Rowntree of TribLive.com reports.
Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette adds that Perez was spotted walking around the Pittsburgh clubhouse Sunday with the aid of crutches, which seemingly supports Cherington's comments about the veteran backstop being at risk of an extended absence. A clear timeline for Perez's return may not emerge until the results of his MRI are known, but Andrew Knapp is expected to be the first man up to step in as the Pirates' No. 1 catcher. Pittsburgh also called up Michael Perez from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to add depth behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Dealing with hamstring discomfort
Perez's early exit from the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds was due to left hamstring discomfort, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Perez's exit left Josh VanMeter to serve as the emergency catcher for the end of the game after Andrew Knapp was ejected from the dugout. Knapp will presumably start the nightcap behind the plate while the Pirates determine how serious Perez's injury is.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Heads to injured list
Perez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a strained left hamstring.
Perez exited the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds with what was originally called left hamstring discomfort, but considering that he had to be helped off the field, it's no surprise to see his diagnosis already updated to something more serious. He doesn't yet have a clear return date but will be out for at least 10 days, with Michael Perez joining the active roster to split time at catcher with Andrew Knapp.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: On bench for nightcap
Perez (hamstring) isn't starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.
Perez had to be helped off the field during Saturday's matinee due to left hamstring discomfort, and he was seen using a crutch after the game. It seems unlikely that he'll be available off the bench in the nightcap, so Josh VanMeter will likely serve as the emergency catcher behind starter Andrew Knapp.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Helped off field
Perez was removed from the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds in the top of the eighth inning due to an apparent left leg injury, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Perez slipped on second base while attempting to run from first to third in the top of the eighth inning, and he struggled to put much weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field. Prior to his departure, he went 2-for-3 with a run and a strikeout. Andrew Knapp was ejected from Saturday's matinee while in the dugout, so Josh VanMeter is expected to take over behind the dish for the remainder of the game.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Takes seat Friday
Perez isn't starting Friday against Cincinnati, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Perez started in three of the last four games and went 3-for-11 with a homer, two runs and two RBI. Andrew Knapp will start behind the dish and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Retreats to bench
Perez isn't starting the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Perez started in the last two games and went 2-for-7 with a run, an RBI and two strikeouts. Andrew Knapp will start behind the plate and bat ninth in Wednesday's matinee.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Not in Friday's lineup
Perez isn't starting Friday against the Padres.
The 33-year-old was initially scheduled to get a day off Thursday before Andrew Knapp was scratched from the lineup due to an illness. Perez will retreat to the bench in Friday's series opener since Knapp is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Resting Thursday
Perez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers.
Perez will get a breather for the matinee contest after he started behind the plate in Wednesday night's 3-1 loss, in addition to starting the two previous games. No. 2 backstop Andrew Knapp will step in as the Pirates' catcher, forming a battery with starting pitcher Jose Quintana.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Starting after all
Perez is now set to start at catcher and hit ninth in Thursday's game against the Brewers, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Perez was scheduled to receive a breather for the day game after the night game, but he was pressed into action on short notice after Andrew Knapp was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an illness. Assuming Knapp is feeling better Friday, Perez could get a day off in the Pirates' series opener with the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Knocks in pair
Perez went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Perez enjoyed one of his more productive performances of the season, which began with an RBI double in the second inning. He later grounded into a fielder's choice in the final frame to knock in his second run. Perez is hitting only .231 on the season, though he has collected at least one hit in three of his last four starts, and he also boasts a .362 on-base percentage.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Roberto Perez: Launches first homer
Perez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two additional RBI during Friday's 4-2 win against the Cubs.
The veteran backstop delivered a two-run single during the second inning and followed with a solo homer in the fifth to power Pittsburgh's offense. Perez was 0-for-10 with six strikeouts over his past five games entering the series in Chicago, but he's 3-for-6 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and two runs through two games versus the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 225 lbs|
|Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|